4 Fun Activities to Do in Sam Houston National Forest

There’s a lot to do in the greater Huntsville, Texas area. One of our favorite destinations is the incredible Sam Houston National Forest. Less than a half hour drive south of Wiesener of Huntsville, the sprawling 163,000 acres of protected trees is an excellent weekend destination. Following are some of the best activities to do in Sam Houston National Forest.

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Of course, what better way is there to see the natural beauty of the forest than to get out there and hike? You’ll find multiple scenic walks here, including the acclaimed 128-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail.


Both Lake Livingston and Lake Conroe are great for fishing enthusiasts. They are located within the park grounds and are known for their black bass population and year-round fishing opportunities.

Animal Watching

If you’re not interested in hunting, you can view and appreciate the many protected animals living in the habitat of Sam Houston Forest. You’ll never know what will cross your path!


The multi-use trail in the Sam Houston Forest is available for hiking and horseback riding, but that’s not all. It’s particularly popular as the only trail open to Off-Highway Vehicles in Texas’ multiple national forests.

Fun Autumn Activities from Wiesner of Huntsville


It’s that time of year again—the season of pumpkins, apples, scarecrows, and football! We here at Wiesner of Huntsville are pretty excited for this fall’s festivities, which is why we wanted to share some fun autumn activities and ideas that you can do with your family or friends this fall.

  • Go visit a corn maze with a group. They can be a lot of fun! Visit the Dewberry Farm in Montgomery, Texas with the kids—there’s a lot to do and it’s not too far from Huntsville.
  • If you’re not into traveling, stay at home and host a football party! Play a game of two-hand touch football in the backyard with friends and family, and have a little healthy and harmless competition.
  • Go apple and/or pumpkin picking! This can be fun for small children. Have them pick out their own pumpkin, and save them for carving when Halloween approaches!

What are some of your favorite autumn activities to do with your friends and family? Comment and tell us below! From all of us here at Wiesner of Huntsville, we wish you a safe and fun fall season!