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Texas Piney Woods Region

Texas Piney Woods Region

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:

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 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 McCullough 409-564-6081.

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 409-564-4693.

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

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 well as the able-bodied. For more information call 409-569-7981.

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