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Against All Odds, Caddo Lake Prevails

October 30, 2019 | By S.C. Gwynne

The great cypress swamp is lovely, dark, and deep. There is no debating this. The wildly intricate and critter-infested maze of bayous, lakes, ponds, sloughs, and interconnected channels known as Caddo Lake and Big Cypress Bayou is one of the country’s most spectacular nature shows. It contains arguably the most diverse collection of species in Texas. The place has a mystical feel, too, an impression enhanced by the ghostly Spanish moss that drapes the trees, by the cypress roots known as “knees” that rise from the swirling mists like Excalibur in the Arthurian legend, by the lily pads with lotus flowers that spread everywhere and suggest Celtic fairylands.

4 Alternative Spring Break Trips

March 1, 2019 | By

Say “spring break,” and most of us picture a tourist-packed beach, but there’s a world
of options away from the seashores. We’ve planned four under-the-radar trips for those
ready to seek out experiences beyond the norm … with or without kids in tow.

The La Paz Bed and Breakfast in East Texas Makes for a Peaceful Getaway on the Angelina River

June 26, 2018 | By Kimya Kavehkar

 
Paul Smith, co-owner of La Paz Bed and Breakfast in Jasper, turns his pontoon boat off the main stretch of the Angelina River, where his inn is stationed, into an offshoot called Ward’s Branch.

Paddle Port O

May 11, 2016 | By Andrea Abel

I’m an occasional weekend paddler, launching a canoe or kayak about once a month with my trusty paddling partner and husband John.

Canoeing the Trinity

February 24, 2016 | By Karen Wallace

What a delight to be able to canoe down the Trinity River with its stunning contrasts of the sights and sounds of Dallas and the bucolic scenes of nature.

Lure of Llano

March 11, 2015 | By E. Dan Klepper

Shades of an urban beat have finally arrived in Llano, a Hill Country community along the Llano River and the default capital of the Llano Uplift, the ancient dome of characteristic pink granite poking out of the Edwards Plateau.

A Day in the Roughs

August 17, 2014 | By Melissa Gaskill

The river rounded a bend and ahead of me, civilization dropped away. A heron soared overhead, Pterodactyl-like, and a few dragonflies hovered around the front of my boat.

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