Family in an inflatable boat floats among the cypresses. Caddo Lake State Park, Texas, United States


Northeast Texas

Tall pine forests in Texas? Yep. This region northeast of Houston and east of Dallas is so filled with mixed hardwood and conifer forests, in fact, that it is known as the 'Piney Woods.' And that's not all that's a bit of a surprise in this part of the state. The Northeast was the area in Texas most attached to the ways of the Old South, and subsequently affected by the Civil War. You'll find a traditional Southern influence in accents, antebellum architecture and Southern food here.


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