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Fairy Garden Project

Fairy Garden School
Help us encourage locals and visitors to get out of their cars and onto the walking trails in Davey Dogwood Park!

We are looking for families, friends, church groups and non profit organizations to build a unique fairy garden! Each garden will be designated a plot in the park!

We will be posting rules and the registration form this week, but we want you to get your ideas flowing!

Fairy Garden Registration
Fairy Garden Registration

Fall Weekend Getaway: Texas Highways Magazine

Fall Weekend Getaway: Post Oak Savannah
This East Texas region is famous for its fishing, railroad history, and foliage
Written by: Dan Oko

Read the article for the best stops in Palestine this fall.

Fall Foliage in Palestine

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Palestine welcomes you for a getaway from the big city!

This fall, make the road trip to see the vibrant foliage. Taste what lies behind the pine curtain and experience the foodie scene from fine dining to pub fare. In the mood for something sweet? Don’t worry, we have one of Texas’ favorite pie stops or cool off with a sweet ice cream taco. Home to the Dogwood Trails, Palestine is graced with stately homes, gorgeous scenic drives and a Texas friendly welcome that offers a true Southern experience. 800-659-3484

Follow the Fall Foliage Driving Trails

Outdoor Adventures


The Boston’s Buckin’ BBQ Cook-off, Bullriding and Kid’s Rodeo takes place every March during the Annual Dogwood Trails Celebration. Other rodeo events and much more. Located at HWY 287N 903-731-4943


Geocaching is the real-world treasure hunt that's happening right now, all around you even in Palestine, Texas.


Lake Palestine, located 30 minutes from Palestine, is a 25,600 acre recreational destination on the Neches River. With a total length of 18 miles, 135 miles of shoreline and an average depth of 16.25 ft, Lake Palestine offers plenty of room for fishing, boating, skiing and much more!

Birding in Anderson County

There are numerous public sites in Anderson County for birding. One of the most popular is the Gus Engling Wildlife Management Area located on U.S. Hwy 287.
Sandhill Crane Sandhill Crane
Purple Finch Purple Finch
Great Horned Owl Great Horned Owl


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