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...
October 25, 2014 - 6:00am to 9:00pm
The Victorians had a different take Halloween. Come learn about and participate in Victorian Halloween traditions while touring the Sam Bell Maxey House at night.
October 25, 2014 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Annual Event held in Historic Downtown Paris and blocks beyond in all directions.
October 25, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join Sam Rayburn House Museum staff for a walking tour of the historic Willow Wild Cemetery in Bonham and learn about the remarkable citizens who are buried there.
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.