Mineola Texas, was originally a railroad community due to it location in the Timber Belt and you can see the history of this all over town. It's also home to the The Mineola Nature Preserve, The Mineola Bigfoot Paddling Trail and Lake Fork, so outdoor activities are numerous.
Check out the town's railroad past in the Museum of Railroad Memorabilia. The small town is also home to many antique shops bringing curious antique hunters in search of unique items.
The Mineola Nature Preserve is a beautiful 2,911 acres hugging the Sabine River, and it's perfect for hiking and horse back rig, exploring the wetlands, bee hives and bird spotting (the preserve is home to nearly 200 species of birds and other animals including buffalo).
The legend of Bigfoot is alive and well in Mineola, with the Mineola Bigfoot Paddling Trail, a 11 mile trail along the Sabine River where you can look out for the legendary Sasquatch.
The town is host to many different events yearly like the Dogwood and Azalea Trails in spring and the Railroad Heritage Festival in fall.
Spring and fall are lovely for scenic drives in the area, plus you can enjoy the annual festivals taking place during those seasons.