Explore: The Lakes Trail Region
This traveling exhibit of over forty rarely seen photos is making it's way around Texas.
The Bankhead National Highway, from Washington, D.C. to San Diego, California, was the nation's first all-weather, coast-to-coast highway. The southern road skirted the western mountains and was largely free from ice and snow, so it could be...
December 7, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
From Plant to Paper
Families with kids ages 5-12 will create seeded paper to take home and plant, make into a note card, or display.
December 9, 2016 - 6:00am to 7:00am
When you look into the darkness of the night…do you ever wonder what lurks behind it? Let’s find out as we take a night hike down Honey Creek Nature Trail.
December 10, 2016 - 2:00am to 3:30am
Come on out to beautiful Cooper Lake State Park and take a hike with a Park Ranger on our Equestrian Trail. This guided hike will take you through some of the Sulphur River Bottoms where Native Americans and settlers once hunted and fished.
About the Lakes Trail Region
The Texas Lakes Trail is a 31-county region in North Central Texas that features world renowned museums, historic downtowns, and western culture. Anchored by the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, the region has the best of both worlds; rural and urban. As you travel the roadways throughout the region, you will be following the paths others have traveled throughout history. Many of the roadways follow historic trails and early highways such as the Bankhead Highway, Chisholm Trail, Butterfield Trail, Shawnee Trail, and the Great Western Trail. There are museums, brochures, and markers to help tell the stories of the early travelers. The cattle trails have definitely left their mark on this region from the countryside to the city. Communities are proud of their western heritage and you can see it on display in the most urbane areas of the region. When you visit the Lakes Trail, you will have an authentic Texas experience accompanied by hospitality that can’t be beat.
The Lakes Trail Region works with a variety of organizations to promote heritage travel throughout the region.