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...
August 1, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Hands-on nature activities for youngsters ages 4 - 12 on the first Saturday of each month except January and July at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.
August 8, 2014 - 11:30am to August 9, 2014 - 2:00pm
An award-winning folksinger and songwriter based in New York, Lavin has recorded more than 20 solo albums since 1981. After visiting the Museum, she was inspired to write and record the song, “The Sixth Floor.”
August 9, 2014 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Join the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center for a Bird and Nature Walk! The monthly bird watching outings take place on the second Saturday of every month. Explore the TFFC interpretive wetland trail and other areas of the hatchery.
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.