Craving a small town escape? This is the place. Take a break from crowds and enjoy a quiet spot on a smaller scale. You will find several mom-and-pop restaurants, local boutiques, antique shops and even a local vineyard. Discover DeSoto on the northwestern boundary of Louisiana, at the Texas state line. From natural areas like Toledo Bend Lake to living history reenactments at Civil War battlefield sites, to small town Main Streets, DeSoto Parish beckons you with rural charm and hospitality. Drive though rolling, piney woods, view beautiful, mid-19th-century Greek Revival architecture, and explore historic churches and cemeteries. Cycling, hiking, birding, and fishing are favorite outdoor activities, and with more than 30 structures on the National Register of Historic Places, it’s a great place to explore. DeSoto Parish has national hotels, RV parks, and a few bed & breakfasts along the river to accommodate your getaway. Visit during one of the many community festivals and you’re in for a real treat. From mid-November through the end of December, Logansport hosts their annual Christmas Festival. Located on the banks of the Sabine River just across the river from Texas, this community lights up for the holidays kicking it off with its opening festival on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Activities include a parade, Santa, children’s activities, craft and food vendors and live entertainment. Visitors will be captivated by a fireworks display mirrored in the waters of Sabine River that evening. There is no admission to attend most of the year-round events in DeSoto Parish. Once you’re done exploring the local boutiques, cafes, and restaurants, you’re only 30 to 45 minutes from Toledo Bend Lake Country, one of the Top 10 bass fishing lakes in North America with a beautiful golf course and many amenities.