Sometimes called the gem of East Texas, Tyler, TX is never lacking in things to do. Parks, museums and scenic drives are only a few of the many attractions available.
Given its status as the oldest town in Texas, there’s no shortage of historically significant landmarks in Nacogdoches, TX. You can spend all day walking the downtown section and still not see everything there is to see; and getting a good look at ALL of the beautiful old houses is virtually impossible.
There are very few places as peaceful and relaxing as the Old Mill Pond Museum in Lindale, TX. Offering a look at life in East Texas between 1850 and 1950, the Mill Pond Museum (also known as Parrott Park) features a running water mill, and a small, surprisingly clear lake where you can easily view and feed the fish and turtles.
Salmon Lake Park in Grapeland, TX is the perfect family getaway. For a day trip, you can stop and poke around all of the buildings in this historical park. Then grab a snack at the concession stand and get your bathing suit on for a dip in the lake.