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Awesome Autumn Ride

November 17, 2017

East Texas is blessed with a year-long abundance of color– deep green pines, bright blooms in spring, and showy leaves in autumn. Tamara Bolton– a freelance media specialist from East Texas and an avid rider– shared this ride with Ride Texas writer Tom Wiley. With crisp autumn weather upon us, this is a terrific way to spend a day (or a weekend!) enjoying the towns of Palestine, Jacksonville, Tyler, and other nearby towns. This ride promises miles of meandering roads, rolling sweepers, dense woods, and views. When you’re hungry, there’s Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ– on Texas Monthly’s 2017 “Top 50 Best BBQ Joints” list! Saddle up and get ready for “Bolton’s Best.”

ALONG THE WAY

JACKSONVILLE

HORSESHOE INN BED & BREAKFAST
189 County Road 3156
903-541-2127

LOVE’S LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN
jacksonvilletexas.com

RIVER RUN ATV PARK
2001 County Road 3315
903-724-4100
riverrunpark.com

SHADY PINES RV PARK & CAMPGROUND
220 County Road 4208
903-586-0059
shadypinesrvpark.net

PALESTINE

BRALY BUILDERS SUPPLY COMPANY
420 W. Palestine Ave.
903-723-2179
facebook.com/bralyshardware
Named 2014 “Coolest Hardware Store on the Planet” by Ace Hardware

DAVEY DOGWOODS PARK
4205 N. Link St.
903-731-8435
visitpalestine.com

HOWARD HOUSE MUSEUM
1011 N. Perry St.
903- 723-0268

HOT PEPPER FESTIVAL
Historic Main St.
903-731-8437
cityofpalestinetx.com
October 21, 2017

MAGNOLIA STREET INN
421 S. Magnolia St.
903-723-8138
magnoliastreetinn.com

MUSEUM FOR EAST TEXAS CULTURE
400 Micheaux Ave.
903-723-1914
museumpalestine.org

PALESTINE VISITOR CENTER
825 Spring St.
903-723-3014
Request information on walking and riding tours.

RUSK

BERTHA’S CAFÉ
U.S. Hwy. 84
903-795-3747

TYLER

LOLA’S HANDCRAFTED SANDWICHES
16700 FM 2493
903-707-2432

ROSEVINE INN BED & BREAKFAST
415 S. Vine Ave.
903-592-2221
rosevine.com

WHITEHOUSE

LA HERRADURA TEX-MEX RESTAURANT
904 TX Hwy. 110
903-202-7095


(Map Credit: mapping specialists)

On The Road

Pit Stops

1. EXXON
401 TX Hwy. 110
Whitehouse

2. Phillips 66
329 N. Bolton St.
Jacksonville

Grab a Bite

1. PINT & BARREL DRAFTHOUSE
302 E. Crawford St.
Palestine
903-727-2711
pintandbarrel.com

2. STANLEY’S FAMOUS PIT BARBECUE
525 S. Beckham Ave., Tyler
903-593-0311
stanleyfamous.com
One of Texas Monthly’s “Top 50 Best BBQ Joints” in 2017

Stay The Night

1. BEST WESTERN OF PALESTINE
1601 W. Palestine Ave.
903-723-4655
bestwesternpalestine.com

2. RESt INN TYLER
3209 W. Gentry Pkwy., Tyler
903-593-0103
myrestinn.com

Daytrip Diversions

1. ADRENALINE RUSH ZIPLINE
2371 County Road 1613
Jacksonville
903-683-6855
daretozip.com

2. MUD CREEK OFF-ROAD PARK
3971 County Road 4209
Jacksonville
903-586-6972
mudcreekoffroadpark.com
ATVs and camping

Only In Texas

1. TOMATO FEST WEEK
Commerce Street
Jacksonville
jacksonvilletexas.com
Annual, in early June

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