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...
April 30, 2016 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
Author Victoria Wilcox will be highlighted as she speaks on her books along with 18 years of research on Doc. She will be joined by local historians for a panel discussion. Wild West Photos, Card Games, Antiques, Food, Music, and Lots More will...
April 30, 2016 - 2:45pm
Annual Cooper Lake State Park Kid’s Fishing Derby. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and first hook in the water will be at 9:30 a.m. We will have a limited amount of loaner tackle available for use as well as worms to put on the hook. Ages 5-...
May 1, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Join the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site for the Texas Historical Commission's annual Historic Sites Free Day on Sunday, May 1 from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The site staff will provide free tours and refreshments from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m....
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.