Hiking and Walking

W. G. Jones State Forest is Dog Friendly

W. G. Jones State Forest is 1,745 acres located in southern Conroe just west of IH 45 on Hwy 1488.   There are so many hiking trails that I will not be able to tell you about all of them – but we will concentrate on an easy one – you follow Park Trail from Jones Lake Parking lot until you come upon Middle Pond.  It is a nice, easy and relaxing trail for you to take your dog on.  There are 2 ponds or small lakes, wide trails, picnic areas and loads of trees along this area.

Along these W.G. Jones State Forest hiking trails you will definitely meet other hiking dogs.  Be aware leashes are required at the park; but I noticed owners removing leashes and allowing their dogs to play in the ponds.  Facilities:  The W.G. Jones State Park is without any facilities.   No restrooms, no doggie poop dispensers, no water and no trash cans.   Carry out what you carry in.  Be sure to bring plenty of water for your dog.

There are so many trails and on my website you will find a map showing you the other trails www.PlacesToTakeYourDog.com   There is a place for parking horse trailers (I have not located this parking yet) – so in some areas be aware of horses; however, between the ponds we did not see any horses.    Bicycles are also allowed.  William G. Jones State Forest is a huge park with lots of places to go and some signs to help direct you.   Don’t forget to keep a watch out for the endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpecker.  It is a black and white bird and they are currently breeding.


This is only one of the many trails that you can take your dog on.   Like us on Facebook for more exciting places to take your dog and check out more about W.G. Jones State Forest and other locations with descriptions of Places To Take Your Dog.


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Candy Cane Park, Conroe – Dog Friendly

Great park in central Conroe

Great park in central Conroe that you can take your dog.

Candy Cane Park is as nice as its name.  It is a great place to take your dog for a walk and it is centrally located in Conroe just off IH 45.   I suggest you park on the southside of the park – just up the hill.   You can pick up a Mutt Mitt and grab a drink of water.  Love that there is a dog spicket too.

One of my friends walks here often with her German Shepherd.   You will find a paved walkway (3/8 mile) going around the park, the play areas, pavilions and the lighted tennis courts.  There are plenty of open areas to play and several spots to stop and rest.   Remember you must keep your dog on a leash.

Also be sure to check out the helicopter on the northside which is part of the VFW.   Just a short walk over from the paved trail.   See you around the park!   For more info on Places to go:   www.PlacesToTakeYourDog.com

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Brenda Follis-Lengyel

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Carl Barton, Jr. Park – Go Hiking in Conroe


A great day for a walk or jog around the lake

A great day for a walk or jog around the lake

If you want to take your dog on an adventure – this is a great place to go hiking or walking.   There are several options at CARL BARTON, JR. PARK.   Easy access off the Southeast Loop of 336.    I am the adventurer – so wooded paths are my favorite and there are so many ways to go and get lost in here.   Maybe taking a compass would be good 🙂   Watch out for bugs and mosquitos which were heavy in some areas (after the big rains).   But the good news is you can scoot back out of the woods and get on the paved trail around the lovely pond.

As I go out to investigate some of these dog friendly places, I am amazed at the history I find about our cities.  This park has several areas where trees were planted and dedicated.   Check out the ones for Past Mayors.

Bring your own water and bowl (but you can find water at the restroom water fountains).  Also bring your own Mutt Mitt’s (doggie bags).   Perhaps we can eventually get some dispensers put out along the trail.   Dogs must remain on a 6 ft or less leash here.

See full details on hiking options, amenities and rules at Carl Barton, Jr. park at: http://placestotakeyourdog.com/carl-barton-jr-park/

Brenda Follis-Lengyel, Realtor

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