Established in 1880 as a station on the Houston, East and West
Texas Railroad (later the Texas and New Orleans). Now a lumber
- HILLTOP COUNTRY INN - More than 2,000 varieties of
herbs from throughout the world. Workshops, lectures on several
facts of herbal arts. Restaurant features herbal meals. (Reservations
required). Modified schedule for winter months. Farm, shops, greenhouse,
garden open year round. 16 miles east on F.M. 787.
The inn is part of Chain-O-Lakes Resort which offers camping,
picnicking and hiking along nature trails in forest at the western
edge of the Big Thicket National Preserve. For restaurant information/reservations.,
call 713-592-5859. for information about Chain-O-Lakes call 713-592-2150.
- LONE STAR HIKING TRAIL - Winters Bayou/Tarkington Creek
Section begins on F.M. 1725 N.W. of Cleveland and winds 27 miles
through portions of the Sam Houston National Forest, including
Big Creek Scenic Area, to trailhead at F.M. 945 about 4 miles
N.W. of Magnolia. Foot travel only. Drinking water not available.
Open year round. Trail information at U.S. Forest Service, 407
North Belcher, Cleveland; 713-592-6462.
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