Explore: The Lakes Trail Region
Explore the 1916 Bonham home of Sam Rayburn, one of the most influential politicians of the 20th century, where his real stories are preserved with original furnishings, candid photographs, and personal belongings.
Wind your way through the beautiful Horse Country of North Texas. Texas is the nation's number ONE horse state with more than 1 million horses. Famous for the Quarter Horse, Texas also offers an exciting variety of horse breeds and many different...
This traveling exhibit of over forty rarely seen photos is making it's way around Texas.
May 4, 2013 (All day)
Guided Tour of the North Texas Horse Country Tour. Meet at the Historical Park at 9 am and tour working horse ranches in the Denton County area. Lunch is provided and you will an equestrian demonstration. This is a behind the scene tours of...
June 1, 2013 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Come out to the Athens Municipal Airport from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 1 for the Fly-In to see static airplane displays. There will be food vendors, a classic car show, and complimentary shuttle service to the Athens Old Fiddlers Reunion and...
November 9, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
November 9, 2 p.m.
2013 Living History Series with Bill & Gayle Newman (with sons Clayton & Bill)
The Newmans were the closest civilian eyewitnesses to President Kennedy at the time of the...
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.