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Old 10-27-2007, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Question Beautiful scenery/nature in the woodlands or spring, tx???

I am from Arkansas which if you don't know its The Natural State. If anyone has been there, at least to Southwest or Northwest Arkansas they know how true that is. It is so beautiful here with the trees, parks, and mountains. We're considering a move to The Woodlands or possibly even Spring, TX. I have read that the Woodlands is suppose to be very pretty with many trees. Is that true? Is the land flat? Is there a lot of hiking to do? Or canoeing? What type of outdoor activities are popular there? I would love to move to the most natural and woodsy area out of the two. I am assuming that would be The woodlands from the name. I do not know much about Spring, Tx yet. Does it have many parks compared to the woodlands?
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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Here is a listing for some acreage near the woodlands so you can see how it looks: 10915 Darby Loop, Conroe, TX 77385 - N/A Conroe
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well, Spring is flat. The Woodlands has some rolling topography and the hills get bigger as you get into Conroe. Conroe has some very nice hills.
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:21 PM
 
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We originally moved from Oregon to Dallas and then finally to Kingwood and what sold me on our move to Kingwood were all the trees.

Kingwood has over 75 miles of greenbelt trails that winds through the village (subdivisions). Each village has neighborhood parks, and then there is the Rivergrove and East End parks that have nature areas.

Jesse Jones Park is in Humble. I *think* I've seen canoeing events that they've held, but I'd be a little nervous about the gators.
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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I also find Kingwood to be nicer than The Woodlands scenery wise. East Texas is mostly forest with lots of large parks. You can go to Lake Livingston or Big Thicket in less than an hour. If your into water sports there is Lake Conroe just to the north. I don't know about good places to canoe other than on Town Lake in Austin but thats a bit of a drive.
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Old 10-28-2007, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The Woodlands has just as many trees as Kingwood, PLUS it has some nice sloping hills.
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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I am from Arkansas which if you don't know its The Natural State. If anyone has been there, at least to Southwest or Northwest Arkansas they know how true that is. It is so beautiful here with the trees, parks, and mountains. We're considering a move to The Woodlands or possibly even Spring, TX. I have read that the Woodlands is suppose to be very pretty with many trees. Is that true? Is the land flat? Is there a lot of hiking to do? Or canoeing? What type of outdoor activities are popular there? I would love to move to the most natural and woodsy area out of the two. I am assuming that would be The woodlands from the name. I do not know much about Spring, Tx yet. Does it have many parks compared to the woodlands?
The Woodlands is an urban area that left a large number of trees standing. So it is much greener and more visually appealing than most urbanized areas.

For someone moving from Arkansas, it is not what you would call "natural and woodsy." For someone moving from NYC or LA it might seem that way!

Signage for businesses is extremely limited and regulated, so the visuals of driving on the main corridors is very aesthetically appealing. (Unlike some other major Houston area corridors - to say the least!)
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:54 PM
 
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They do have canoeing trips at Jesse Jones Park. I knew I had seen it somewhere.

Here is an article about it for a spring event in last January and last April

They go from Mercer Arboretum to Jesse Jones Park.
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