The Jim Hogg State Historic Site of Cherokee County is a US Park which spans 177 acres of nature trails as well as portions of the old Mountain Home Plantation, which is the birthplace of Governor James Stephen Hogg. Dedicated to the state's first native-born governor, this State Historic Site features a scale replica of Jim Hogg’s birthplace, as well as a museum, housing, and family cemetery.
Apart from this, visitors can also take advantage of a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail, or see the old strip mining area found on the nature trail, which also features an interpretive display. The park started receiving visitors in the late 1880s and early 1890s and now serves as a great tourist attraction for all people visiting the area.
The historical park trail is an ideal place to bring Fido, as it features an intermediate skill level path, generally used for hiking and walking. You can let them run beside you or take a relaxing walk in the afternoon, surrounded by lush vegetation and towering trees. There’s plenty of shade to benefit from in the summer, as well as picnic areas, nature studies, and bird watching.
Owners are instructed to make sure their dogs are on a leash at all times, on the nature trails as well as the rest of the property. It is also advised to bring your own water when on the path and be sure your pup can respond promptly to your voice commands at all times.
The Jim Hogg State Historic Site also offers self-guided and guided museum tours and nature trail tours for all its visitors, so there are plenty site attractions for owners wishing to visit the area alongside their furry buddies. If you’re looking to combine the excitement of beautiful nature trails with a chance to learn more about Texas history, Jim Hogg State Historic Site is the place to go.