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5 Waterfront Day Trips Near Houston, TX

June 14, 2021

5 Waterfront Day Trips Near Houston, TX


Whether you live in the Houston area or you are just visiting, one activity to beat the heat is a waterfront day trip! Though Houston is only 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, there are plenty of lakes and rivers closer in that offer activities or just a relaxing day on the water. Here are our top five waterfront day trips near Houston.

1) Lake Conroe


Lake Conroe is one of Houston's premier destinations for a day on the water. With over 21,000 acres, there's plenty of room for everyone to enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, tubing, or just relaxing on the shoreline and watching the action. No boat? No problem. You can rent one along with a guide to enjoy the best of the lake. At the end of the day, enjoy a delicious meal at one of the numerous lakeside restaurants. 

New home communities near Lake Conroe:

Hidden Creek Preserve (CLOSEOUT)



2) Lake Houston


When you want to escape from busy city life, head for Lake Houston, located about 30 miles north of the city. The Lake Houston Wilderness Park has lush forests and is the only park in the Houston Parks and Recreation Department that allows overnight camping and cabin rentals. With fishing, boating, kayaking, or water skiing, this is a great weekend getaway.

New home communities near Lake Houston:

Balmoral Townhomes 

Balmoral (CLOSEOUT)


3) Sylvan Beach


Beach goers will love Sylvan Beach in La Porte, TX with its fine sand, seaweed-free shoreline, refreshing ocean breeze, and family-friendly waves. Located on Trinity Bay near the Gulf of Mexico, there's swimming, boating, fishing, picnic tables, and an air-conditioned pavilion to enjoy the day. 

New home communities near Sylvan Beach:

Artesia Village 


4) John Paul Landing Park


John Paul Landing Park, located in Cypress, TX northwest of Houston, offers a small but peaceful lake, pier, playground, and 3-mile loop trail. Bring your fishing gear and spend a relaxing afternoon catching bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish.

New home communities near John Paul Landing Park:

Katy Lakes 



5) West Fork of the San Jacinto River


If you love to kayak or canoe, you may love the West Fork of the San Jacinto River near Conroe, TX. Experts say the best times of year to paddle are spring and fall, and there's about 30 miles of "floatable" water that extends from the Lake Conroe dam to Lake Houston. 

New home communities near the West Fork of the San Jacinto River:

Harper's Preserve 

Hidden Creek Preserve (CLOSEOUT)


Houston is a busy, thriving metropolis. There is nothing like recharging by spending a day on the water in any of these beautiful lake or river locations. If water activities are part of your lifestyle (or you want them to be), you can live close by in any of these new home communities near Houston. For more information, please contact us at 866.419.1949.


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