This Rural Road Trip Will Lead You To Some Of The Best Countryside Hidden Gems In Texas
East Texas is definitely one of the most underrated regions in the state. From the lush, evergreen landscape that earned it the nickname “Piney Woods” to the plethora of charming small towns scattered about, there’s so much about the area to love. This three-hour road trips showcases some of the very best things to do in East Texas. You’ll visit the oldest general store in the state, two remote and beautiful state parks, and a museum honoring a NASA space shuttle that crashed upon reentry into the atmosphere.
Would you take this road trip to the best things to do in East Texas? Tell us your thoughts in the comments! Don’t forget to check out our previous article for a great BBQ restaurant to try while you’re in the Piney Woods.
Address: Canadian River Historic Wagon Bridge, Canadian, TX 79014, USA
Address: San Augustine, TX 75972, USA
Address: Caddo Lake State Park, 245 Park Rd 2, Karnack, TX 75661, USA
Address: Jefferson, TX 75657, USA
Address: Atlanta State Park, 927 Park Rd 42, Atlanta, TX 75551, USA
Address: Patricia Huffman Smith NASA Museum, 375 Sabine St Suite B, Hemphill, TX 75948, USA
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.