Woods region of East Texas, with its millions of acres of
pine forests and wetlands has a unique appeal all of its own.
Texas' four national forests, which offer wonderful camping,
hiking and fishing are all located in this state. History
buffs can visit the 1800s via quaint towns and replica pioneer
settlements. Many of the Victorian buildings throughout the
as charming bed and breakfast inns. A steam powered locomotive
carries visitors through skyscraping pines. Blooming dogwoods,
magnolias and roses add a touch of Southern charm to this
region. One glimpse of nay of the beautiful East Texas golf
courses and you'll wonder why you waited so long to tee up
in the Piney Woods of Texas.
the towns, Woodville, serves as the gateway to both the Alabama-Coushatta
Indian Reservation and the woodlands, streams and swamplands
of the 86,000 acre Big Thicket National Preserve. Other towns
set among the tall pine forests, focus on their heritage of
timbering centres or as boom towns at the time of the state's
first major oil discoveries. All around are romantic bayous,
clear refreshing lakes and sparkling rivers that you can explore
by riverboat or canoe.