Steeped in a rich history and wrapped in an evergreen setting, Nacogdoches is a Texas treasure calling to be explored. Amble through the red brick streets of the historic downtown district while you experience the hospitality and personality of the Oldest Town in Texas.
Designated the Garden Capital of Texas, Nacogdoches offers a nature experience unlike any in the state at any time of the year. You’ll be inspired by Mother Nature on display in compact pocket parks, in the native landscapes at historic sites, and the extensive network of gardens and trails on the Stephen F. Austin University campus. This charming Texas town is also a recreation hub with plenty to excite all types of outdoor lovers. Nacogdoches is located within minutes of three national forests, two of the state’s largest reservoirs, and some of the most scenic secluded lakes in the Lone Star State. If you’re still eager for more, hit the trail on twenty-plus miles of natural trails ideal for biking, hiking, or just strolling the gardens and the Nacogdoches forest.
A good place to begin your exploration is at the Charles Bright Visitors Center located in the heart of Nacogdoches. It’s a great place to chart your course and plan your day in Nacogdoches. Texas starts here!