To see why so many tourists select Piney Woods as their holiday destination make sure you and your companions spend a bit more time in the places surrounding Avinger. Examples of places in the vicinity of Avinger are Pittsburg, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east, and Gilmer, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northeast.
When it's time to explore beyond Avinger, visit the nearest regional area. Marshall is 25 miles (40 kilometers) away and is home to visitor attractions including Texas State Technical College, Harrison County Historical Museum and Wiley College. Oak Lawn Municipal Golf Course, Texas and Pacific Railway Museum and Starr Family Home State Historic Site are good places to visit.
Spend the time to delve deeper into Piney Woods by researching its history. A good way to begin is with a visit to the area's fine old historic mansions.
Relax the way the locals do in this area. Try bird watching and shore fishing while you are in the area.
The most convenient major airport, East Texas Regional Airport, is situated in Longview, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the south of Avinger, a handy point to remember when planning your vacation.