Riding with the Raven

June 2, 2017
Photo By Tom Wiley

The centerpiece of this scenic and historic ride is the town of Huntsville. Huntsville proudly carries the mantle of Samuel Houston. Sam Houston commanded the Texas army as they fought for independence from Mexico, was President of the Republic of Texas, represented the state in the U.S. Senate, and served as Governor of Texas. His family spent 16 years in Huntsville, and it is where he died and is buried. Located in the Piney Woods—and in close proximity to Houston and Bryan/College Station—Huntsville makes an excellent base camp for rides to other historic destinations, scenic lakes, and National Forests in East Texas.

ALONG THE WAY

ANDERSON

FANTHORP INN
STATE HISTORIC SITE
579 S. Main St.
936-873-2633
tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/

GRIMES COUNTRY
COURTHOUSE
Main St.

HUNTSVILLE

1836 STEAKHOUSE
2641 11th St.
936-755-8150
1836steakhouse.com

H.E.A.R.T.S.
VETERANS MUSEUM
463 TX Hwy 75
936-295-5959
heartsmuseum.com

HUNTSVILLE STATE PARK
TX Hwy 75 S. and Park Rd. 40
936-295-5644
tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/huntsville

SAM HOUSTON GRAVESITE
& MONUMENT AT OAKWOOD
CEMETERY
Martin Luther King Dr. @9th St.
walkercountyhistory.org/oakwood_cemetery.php

SAM HOUSTON
MEMORIAL MUSEUM
1402 19th St.
936-294-1832
samhoustonmemorialmuseum.com
Sam Houston State
University campus

MAGNOLIA

LONE PINT BREWERY
507 Commerce St.

MONTGOMERY

KICKIN’ASH BBQ
21768 Eva St.
936-597-5099

THE PIZZA SHACK
20873 Eva St., Suite G
936-597-9488

NAVASOTA

NAVASOTA BLUES FESTIVAL
Grimes County Fairgrounds
936-825-3331
936-825-7055
navasotabluesfest.org
2nd weekend in Aug.

Map Credit: Mapping Specialists

ON THE ROAD

Pit Stops

1. SHELL
1096 TX Hwy 90
Anderson

Grab a Bite

1. CAFE TEXAN
1120 Sam Houston Ave.
Huntsville
936-295-2381
On the courthouse square

2. CITY HALL CAFE & PIE BAR
1421 Sam Houston Ave.
Huntsville
936-439-6113
cityhalltexas.com

Stay the Night

1. LAKE CONROE KOA
19785 TX Hwy 105 W.
Montgomery
800-562-1200; 936-582-1200
koa.com/campgrounds/lake-conroe

2. BAKER MOTEL
2406 Sam Houston Ave.
Huntsville
936-295-3761
bakermotel.com

Diversions

1. SAM HOUSTON STATUE/
VISITOR CENTER
7600 TX Hwy 75 S.
Huntsville
800-289-0389; 936-291-9726

2. SAMUEL WALKER HOUSTON
CULTURAL CENTER/
WALL OF FACES
1604 10th St.
Huntsville
936-295-2119
Dedicated to Huntsville
African-American history

Only in Texas

1. LIVE OAK RESORT
9751 Lone Star Rd.
Washington
liveoakresort.com
Texas’ largest
clothing-optional resort

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