Brenham is a charming city located in Washington County, east-central Texas. There are plenty of gorgeous natural areas to explore nearby, all of which are within easy reach by car. Somerville Lake is just 20 minutes away and has no fewer than seven parks on its banks, including Nails Creek State Park and Lake Somerville State Park and Trailway, all of which offer something different. Those looking for big outdoor adventures can make the drive to Sam Houston National Forest, which is just under two hours away, and explore the numerous hiking trails among the trees. Visitors wishing to stay closer to home can enjoy Brenham’s many city parks and local businesses, such as wineries, breweries, theatres, and art galleries.