Top 10 Things to do in Porter, United States

July 22, 2017 Kandra Bartel

Porter is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County in southeastern Texas within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. In 2010, its population was estimated at 25,769. Porter is north of the Kingwood area of Houston.
Restaurants in Porter

1. Lake Houston Wilderness Park

25840 Farm-To-Market Rd 1485, New Caney, TX 77357 +1 281-395-7690
Excellent
76%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Lake Houston Wilderness Park

Reviewed By JHarvTX - Houston, Texas

Visited for the first time to have a picnic lunch, ride bikes with my two daughters, and take a peek at their overnight facilities. Lots of picnic tables in various areas (best ones by Nature Center where there is a restroom/shower facility). We didn't plan to visit the Nature Center, but ended up going in because there happened to be an educational program on snakes going on. The Nature Center is small, but pretty comprehensive. We were very impressed. Also worth pointing out that there is another restroom inside the Nature Center and soda machines outside on the porch. After our picnic we took the Forest Trail for our bike ride, but fairly quickly diverted to the Peach Creek Trail. The Forest Trail can be narrow at times. The Peach Creek Trail (we only did the top half) is nice enough that my daughter had no problems on her cruiser bike. The trails are very scenic and my girls and I absolutely loved this adventure (our first outdoor nature bike trail ride). After our bike ride we cruised around the entire park in our SUV looking at shelters, A-frames, cabins, lodges and camp sites. A few thoughts if you are considering staying here... particularly with a group:

For the shelters, there is no parking by the shelter itself. You have to park in front of park headquarters. So, you either have to temporarily park to unload or walk back and forth to take your gear to the shelter. Also, the shelters are nestled in trees and there is no room around them to pitch a tent for extra sleeping quarters. Within the shelter area there is a clearing where you could pitch a tent, but doing so would encroach on other campers' areas. The shelters have a little deck in front where you can put some gear. The insides are empty. There is a picnic table, water faucet, fire circle, and grill. These do have electricity.

The cabins look amazing! They are located on one side of the lake accessible down a one-way road. The A-frames (only 2) are also located on the lake, but on the opposite side of the cabins.

All the lodges seem to be located within the same area, which is around the same area where the tent camping sites are located. Maybe you can camp with a camper or smaller RV, but the road that goes to the camping site area is a dead end so you cannot turnaround without major difficulty. There was a clean little playground located over where the lodges and camp sites are. As best that I could recall, the cottage is located in another area where the primitive camping sites are.

Overall this is a fabulous park for overnight stays and day uses. The trails are excellent for walking and bike riding. Groups staying overnight will want to stay in the same overnight type as if you choose, for an example, a shelter and an A-frame, you will be quite far from one another. Far enough that you will have to drive between areas.

2. Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

22306 Aldine Westfield Rd, Humble, TX 77338-1071 +1 281-443-8731
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 187 reviews

Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Reviewed By golfer7691 - Humble, Texas

This place is an awesome place to visit if you like plants and gardens. They have a diverse population of plants and the walking paths are great. You can spend a lot of time here or just a short while, all of it enjoyable. The ponds and water bodies as well as the walking courses are a great place to unwind and enjoy nature!

3. iFLY Indoor Skydiving

26860 N. I-45, Oak Ridge North, TX 77836
Excellent
89%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 101 reviews

iFLY Indoor Skydiving

Ever dream of flying? Now you can at iFLY Indoor Skydiving in The Woodlands. Experience the thrill of skydiving without having to jump from a perfectly good airplane - no falling, no parachutes, just you floating on a smooth cushion of air with our professional instructor right next to you. No special skills are needed, just a sense of adventure. iFLY is safe for kids 3 and up, fun for the entire family, and perfect for birthday parties or groups. iFLY is the experience of a lifetime.

Reviewed By nola1961 - Baton Rouge, LA

This was the destination for our long weekend to The Woodlands, TX.

It was easy making reservations via their website. You can do all of the waivers on line to save time at the front desk. Check in was easy.

As we were walking in, my son and I both admitted we were a bit nervous. We've never done anything like this before and we had a fear of the unknown. If you have these natural feelings, they will soon vanish once you see the place.

We were brought into a room to watch a video. Very detailed explanation about hand signals.

Then it was time to suit up. You are given a small locker and everything, I mean everything, has to come off: watch, wallet, keys, wedding ring, etc....Nothing that can get caught on the netting.

First on is the big, baggy suit. Then goggles, eye protection, ear plugs and lastly the helmet. Safety first.

Once your group is ready, you walk, single file into the waiting area. Once in there, your instructor will take you, one by one, and help you "fly." Yes, it is so exciting. We paid for 2 flights. Each flight lasts one minute. Many pix and video are taken which you can purchase later.

The first flight was difficult. I had a problem getting my legs straight. The wind blowing up is very, very strong. But the second flight was much better. My legs were straight and I had much better posture. Looking at the video, I was able to "fly" almost the full minute. The instructor then took me on a "ride" and we went up a few feet, no more than 15, and back down again, spinning all the time. All I could do was laugh my head off! It was so fun. Not like the sensation you get from an amusement park ride; much smoother and you don't get that tickle in your stomach.

Yes, the prep and the wait are time consuming but it is all part of the experience. Our flight instructor then gave us a show with all of his flight skills. Amazing what he was able to do.

Would definitely again when we're in the area.

4. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

2005 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380-1136 +1 281-363-3300
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 530 reviews

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Reviewed By Alena W

The Pavilion has regular performances by the Houston Symphony Orchestra and it’s fantastic. My husband and I went for date night, but it definitely was great for kids. Bring a picnic and sit on the hill. Wonderful music and the mezzanine and grass seats are free on these nights.

5. Limo Move

2800 N Terminal Rd, Corporate Sedan and SUV, South Houston, TX 77032-5569 +1 844-546-6742
Excellent
100%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Limo Move

Reviewed By CORY L

Is extremely dependable and sensible corporate car services driver to have when around the local area for conferences in Houston. I can rely on them for all outings and even at short notice.

6. Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Reserve

20634 Kenswick Dr, Humble, TX 77338-2003 +1 281-446-8588
Excellent
86%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 45 reviews

Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Reserve

Reviewed By TAG4956 - Humble, Texas

This is a great place to take a relaxing stroll, a vigorous walk, or jog. The paved trails, makes it easy to navigate the park. The turtle pond, Nature Center, Homestead Village, and other points of interest, provide wonderful exploration and learning opportunities for nature lovers of all ages.

7. Speedsportz Racing Park

23050 Speed St, New Caney, TX 77357-1820 +1 866-607-7223
Excellent
74%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Speedsportz Racing Park

Speedsportz Racing Park is a high-speed, outdoor karting complex offering rental karts, driving courses and special events at this large complex just north of Houston. We race rain or shine. Minimum age is 12 years old and you must be at least 58 inches tall to race these karts that run at speeds up to 45 MPH. Games and an air conditioned viewing area are available for those who are waiting their turn or just want to watch the action. Corporate Group Team Building Events & Social Parties Welcome

Reviewed By Tina S

Had an amazing day at Speedsportz Racing Park today. Purchased a Junior X30 Birel Kart, an annual membership, kart storage, and spent the day with Jesse from the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy. Jessica and Jesse took care of everything that we needed. We can't wait to go back!

8. The Lock-Houston

26797 Hanna Rd, Bldg 2, Suite 6, Oak Ridge North, TX 77385-6628 +1 281-765-5023
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

The Lock-Houston

The Lock-Houston is a multi-room Escape Room experience serving the Greater Houston Area. With three room concepts and a fourth on the way, we raise the Escape Room Experience to the next level. Whether you're a first timer or an experienced Escape Room enthusiast, you're sure to enjoy our unique clues and puzzles.

Reviewed By Melissa B

Our family of 4 found ourselves trying to escape without the benefit of having someone who had done this before. We weren't sure what to expect. (The groups usually consist of up to 10 individuals.) We got off to a slow start but luckily got help by the staff to keep us motivated to hang on there. Fun time. Look for a Groupon coupon. We paid full price and it was money well spent.

9. Old MacDonald's Farm

3203 Fm 1960 Rd E, Humble, TX 77338-5323 +1 281-446-4001
Excellent
38%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 64 reviews

Old MacDonald's Farm

Reviewed By Beth G - Orange, Texas

There were a lot of animals for the kids to feed and interact with. Feed is $1 a bag. My 2 year old twins loved it. The train ride wait was too long for us but it looked cute. The pumpkin patch was a little misleading and not a 'patch' but a bunch of picnic tables and boxes with pumpkins. Not too many photo opportunities but fun enough for the kids to pick a pumpkin their size.

10. Roger Mann's Jamboree & Beer Garden

28026 FM 1485 Rd, New Caney, TX 77357-7259 +1 713-907-0184
Excellent
100%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Roger Mann's Jamboree & Beer Garden

Reviewed By jansworld_us - New Caney, Texas

Do you like to sing? Maybe you play an instrument? Roger Mann's is the place for you! With the main stage firing up around 7pm, singers and musicians from all over the area come out for the weekly jam session. Everyone is welcome to play or just bring their lawn chairs and enjoy the music. Food, sodas, and beer are sold here and there is a minimal cover charge per person but it is worth it. Everyone is a new friend. Just come out and see for yourself. Family friendly atmosphere and a bonfire ready to go when it gets cold.

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