One of the things that I LOVE about living in Spring/The Woodlands is our beautiful foliage. With Creekside Park opening in Harris County we are now blessed to have a nature preserve 5 minutes from our house. George Mitchell nature preserve has an access from Rob Fleming Park in Creekside Park. It is my understanding there is another entrance from Flint Ridge but I am not familiar with it. The cool thing about this nature preserve is that it is open to the public. That is right you don't have to live in The Woodlands to take advantage of the preserve. I spoke to a park ranger recently who told me all The Woodlands parks and open spaces are open to the general public.
We have started taking out dog Dundy for walks along the trails and have been pleasantly surprised at how few bugs we have had to deal with. With Spring Creek running along much of the trail I thought it would be a mosquito magnet but parks and recreation must be keeping it sprayed as it is very comfortable.
It is all natural but there are flag markers so you can tell where the trail goes. You can still see some of the ravages of Hurricane Ike. It is interesting to see how the forest grows around the damaged trees when they are left in their element.
You can access this wonderful preserve from Rob Fleming Park at Creekside Park. If you are coming from Gosling turn west on Creekside Forest and stay to the right. If you are coming from Kukyendahl go east on Creekside Forest and you will see the preserve on your left. There's a parking area and a sign with the rules of the preserve. There is a leash law so you are welcome to bring your dog but they need to be on a leash. I hope you enjoy the preserve as much as we are.
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