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...
March 8, 2014 - 6:30am to 11:30am
Come on out to the Cain Center in Athens on March 8th and race one of the most popular and oldest swim events in Texas! This 300 meter pool swim, 13.8 mile bike ride, and 5km run is safe and fairly flat, very fast and excellent for first timers...
March 8, 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 the second Saturday of every month. Explore the TFFC interpretive wetland trail and other areas of the hatchery.
March 8, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fly fishing clubs and anglers from across Texas will be at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center on March 8th to share fly fishing tips and techniques and teach them to others at Fly Fish Texas.
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.