Ledbetter, Round Top, Winedale, Industry, and Bellville

Round Top, Texas

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Begin this day trip by driving to Ledbetter, 25 miles west of Brenham. If it’s Saturday, antiques shoppers will want to spend some time in the whistle-stop town of Carmine, a few miles east of Ledbetter. Both Carmine and Ledbetter are railroad towns, the latter platted in 1870 by the Texas and New Orleans Railroad. Folks anticipated big things—those old plats show a big depot from which wide streets with pretty names stretched in all directions. The depot did become a reality, the first and largest in Fayette County. There also are new boutiques and art galleries, most of which open on Sunday afternoon. Plan your trip to take in Market Day on the Square on the first Saturday of every month (March–December). This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Houston. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.

Ledbetter, Round Top, Winedale, Industry, and Bellville Professional Review and Guide

"Begin this day trip by driving to Ledbetter, 25 miles west of Brenham. If it’s Saturday, antiques shoppers will want to spend some time in the whistle-stop town of Carmine, a few miles east of Ledbetter. Both Carmine and Ledbetter are railroad towns, the latter platted in 1870 by the Texas and New Orleans Railroad. Folks anticipated big things—those old plats show a big depot from which wide streets with pretty names stretched in all directions. The depot did become a reality, the first and largest in Fayette County.

There also are new boutiques and art galleries, most of which open on Sunday afternoon. Plan your trip to take in Market Day on the Square on the first Saturday of every month (March–December). This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Houston. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Round Top
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Ledbetter, Round Top, Winedale, Industry, and Bellville

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May 2018