This town in East Texas is best known for its 22,000-acre eponymous body of water. It may be manmade—all but one lake in Texas is—but it’s still attracted professional fishermen from all over the United States. If you’re not a regular angler, you can still rent a boat from an outfitter and drop a line for bluegill and bass. Not interested in angling? Visit the W. Goodrich Jones State Forest to hike or horseback ride along trails flanked by native Texas plants. Pack your binoculars and look out for birds such as red woodpeckers and yellow hooded warblers.