The lake offers great bass fishing, and is a popular destination for the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Enjoy boating, hiking and wildlife viewing. Campers choose from water/electric sites, screened shelters or limited-use cabins. Admission and camping fees. Twelve miles south of Mount Pleasant on ...
Features a collection of John Wayne and Western memorabilia. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Sat. Admission charge. 2747 Old Paris Road. 903/572-9416. www.legendsandlawlessmuseum.com.
This work in progress has demonstration beds filled with Texas superstars. Enjoy an East Texas nature walking trail, iris beds, rainwater harvesting, bluebird houses, sunflower bed and wetland bogs. Always open. 1708 Industrial Road at the Titus County Extension property.
See a collection of photographs from the original pioneers of town, Caddo artifacts, old farm implements and other items. Open 1–6 p.m. Mon., 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Tue.–Fri. and 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat. 213 N. Madison. 903/575-4180. www.mpcity.net.
A self-guided tour through country roads in Titus County follows an established trail of bluebird nesting places. Best viewing is late-February–May. Map and directions available at Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce, 1604 N. Jefferson. 903/572-8567.
Visitors will see kettles bubbling with fresh chocolate, caramel or toffee. Watch as chocolatiers roll, dip and decorate each truffle by hand. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat. 1316 Industrial Road. Tours: 800/222-2269.
On the south shore of Lake Monticello, this park offers a boat-launching ramp, camping and picnic areas, electrical hookups and a dump station. Day-use and camping fees. About 10 miles southwest of Mount Pleasant via F.M. 127 to town of Monticello; south on local road to the park and lake.
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