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What To Expect From The Area

Leave the driveway and you are looking at hundreds of miles of uncrowded two lane roads.  State Parks, historic towns and festivals that remind one of yesteryear. Enjoy the space, topography, beauty and simplicity of East Texas.

State Parks and National Forest:  A hikers paradise.

Things to do in and around Crockett:

Dining and shopping 

Wineries and Brewery

Crockett Area Gyms

Stuff to do – In and Around Crockett, Texas

Crockett was named after Davy Crockett who reportedly had camped nearby on his way to the Alamo. The courthouse sits in the middle of the square and is surrounded by antiques shops, restaurants and businesses.

A short walk will take one up to the Moosehead café where people on an amazingly busy square gather for lunch and gossip. Lees China Inn serves reasonably priced Chinese food in a quaint setting on the square. The Brookshire Brothers grocery store is within walking distance of the square.

The loop that surrounds the town contains newer businesses like Walmart. H.E.B., Tractor Supply and numerous fast food establishments.

Palestine, Texas – 45 Minute Drive

Palestine, home of the Texas Dogwood trails,  is a 45 minute ride and is a larger city than Crockett.  Giovannis is a nice little Italian restaurant with a quaint atmosphere.  Here is a complete list of Palestine Restaurants.

Grapeland & Lovelady – 20 Minute Drives

Grapeland is home to the Peanut Festival which draws thousands of visitors every year.

Salmon Lake Park is the home of the world famous Blue Grass festival which last three days over the labor day weekend. They have many additional events and festivals.

Lovelady is a small town that is home of the Love Fest.  Every February this small town festival brings us back to less complicated times. We loved seeing Moms follow their children on decorated bikes as they joined the parade through town.


Spring Creek Country Club (in Crockett)

Lufkin Golf Courses (east of Crockett)
Palestine Golf Courses (north of Crockett)

Christmas On The Square
Fiddlers Festivals

Hot Pepper Festival
Christmas In Palestine

Peanut Festival
Salmon Lake Blue Grass

Mushroom Festival

Blueberry Festival

Love Festival

Lufkin Zoo

Tomato Festival