Fun Things to do in the historic town of Palestine, Texas!


Oxbow Pies

in Palestine, Texas

Oxbow Bakery is a sweet spot in the Piney Woods of East Texas, where mile-high meringue and Southern heritage collide for the ultimate dessert.  Located in a space, built in the 1900's, the Oxbow has been serving America's favorite dessert since 2009 in Old Town Palestine.  Owned and operated by a mother-son team, Oxbow Bakery has become synonymous with Palestine, driving foodies into Old Town, including the late Chef Floyd Cardoz, Bravo's Top Chef Master.  Pie lovers converge in the old mule barn turned bakery for a taste of over a dozen delectable flavors.


Texas State Railroad

Between Palestine & Rusk, Texas

The Texas State Railroad takes passengers across the celebrated rails of the Piney Woods Route between the quaint East Texas towns of Palestine and Rusk on a 50-mile roundtrip adventure.  Also during the winter holidays families can ride the Polar Express!


Wolf Creek Lake Waterfall / Hike

Near Palestine, Texas

Wolf Creek Lake Waterfall is a hidden gem found by hiking deep in the trees surrounding Wolf Creek Lake at the Palestine Community Forest.  It is mesmerizing when it’s full flowing and it is fun swimming hole or nice place for a picnic!


Hidden Blue Hole with Healing Water

2 hours from Palestine, Texas

Out in Jasper County, in a private inholding of the Angelina National Forest is a pristine lake that locals know as The Blue Hole. The lake is picturesque and calm with 12 acres of sparkling blue water surrounded by tall Texas pines. It's not your average lake, though....