A Paradise in the Pines is not a paradise if there is nowhere to play. As a part of the Texas Forest Trail, Houston County offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation. Here you will find something for everyone. Hiking, boating, fishing, picnicking, swimming, biking, birding and much more is waiting for you. For those interested in history, there are over 265 Registered Historic Landmarks located throughout Houston County. We hope you will come and "play" in our paradise.