TourTexas Nature Trails
Texas Piney Woods
A directory of Texas Nature Tourism activities, destinations
and services in the Texas Piney Woods Region.
Crazy D Farms offers 2 1/2 miles of trails
through the beautiful forests of Northeast Texas just north
of Jefferson, Texas. We have campsites, picnic areas (with
tables), rest areas, as well as a pond for fishing. We also offer
a petting farm where the children can pet and feed the goats, donkeys,
llamas, horses, cows, ducks, chickens, guineas, rabbits, etc...
For more information please call (903) 665-9090 or check out the
website at: www.crazydfarms.com.
April 1-May 31, East Texas Wildflower Trail, Henderson,
Texas. The wildflower trail winds throughout Rusk County.
Itineraries have been established featuring the best roadways
for viewing wildflowers, historic sites, museums, dining and
shopping. Coreopsis, Indian Paintbrush, and Evening Primrose are
just a few of the wildflowers that will delight the eye this
Spring. Contact the Tourism Department at 903-657-5528, 201 N.
Main St., Henderson, Texas 75652 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for
a brochure with maps and descriptions of the three itineraries.
Region: Texas Piney Woods.
Ghosts of Nacogdoches Historical Trail, in Nacogdoches,
Texas, is sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America. One of
the most interesting and fascinating ways to learn American History
is to walk where historic events occurred. Nacogdoches, Texas
is the oldest town in Texas and has colorful past to explore
and appreciate. Learn that the ghosts are still living spirits,
legends of the Indians and the superstitions of the Spanish,
Mexicans and Texans. The complete hike is approximately 8 miles
long. Scout Troops interested in the trail need to have a group
leader present and a tour permit. Awards are available to hikers
completing the Trail. The trail is designed for ages 11 and up
as there is physical exertion. A little Ghosts Trail Hike is
available for Cub Scouts and other youth 1st - 5th grade. For
more information on the trails, lodging and awards contact Clyde
The Lanana Creek Trail is a walking, jogging,
cycling path extending from East Austin Street north to Pilar Street
in Nacogdoches, Texas. Constructed as a special project for the
1986 Sesquicentennial celebration. Many Nacogdoches citizens and
organizations have made this project a reality. This is a natural
beautification project that few Texas cities have. Ideas for suitable
businesses and restaurants to run along the East bank of the creek
are in the works. Come share the tranquility and beauty that Lanana
Creek Trail has to offer and enjoy the remembrance of Nacogdoches'
celebration of Texas' 150th birthday. For more information call
Longview is proud to be the hub of East
Texas outdoor recreation. You can bike our pine covered hills,
water ski our lakes, fish for that big catch, or shop for authentic
antiques, arts, crafts and original pottery. Famous for fabulous
festivals, fine dining and its historic downtown. During the
first weekend in June, the downtown streets fill with people
of all ages for AlleyFest - the best art, music, sports, food
and KidsFest in Texas! In mid July, motels and campgrounds fill
up for the Great Texas Balloon Race. This is also where you get
the BEST view of the Texas Lake Country. Longview... Worth
a visit! For more information, please call 903-753-3281,
or visit us at www.tourtexas.com/longview.
Minutes from Nacogdoches and Lufkin, Texas,
lies a hidden forest treasure: Stephen F. Austin Interpretive
Trail. The Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest is tucked
away in the heart of the Texas Piney Woods, and is bordered by
the Angelina River and the Alazan Wildlife Management Area. The
trail was completed in the summer of 1997 and is unique in its
design and concept. Two separate loops take visitors into some
of the most dynamic and scenic areas. Jack Creek Loop is a cool,
clear, spring fed stream which serves as the centerpiece for this
loop. The large old trees offer visitors a soothing environment
for exercise, relaxation and quiet reflection. Management Loop
provides conservation education. Learning opportunities from an
outdoor classroom focus on respect and appreciation for our resources.
This loop is like a corridor through time. Various wildlife is
common throughout the trails, birds, butterflies and mammals make
each visit exciting. Year round use of the trail in daylight hours
is open to the public, and meets ADA guidelines for universal accessibility
-- it can be enjoyed by persons who use wheelchairs, those who
are recuperating (post-stroke, post-injury, etc.), and those with
breathing difficulties...as well as the able-bodied. For more information
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