Texas 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. Many of the region’s roadways follow historic trails and early highways such as the Bankhead Highway, Meridian Highway, Chisholm Trail, Butterfield Trail, Shawnee Trail, and the Great Western Trail, just to name a few. There are museums, brochures, and markers to help tell the stories of the early travelers. The cattle trails have 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 urban 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.

Texas Heritage Trails LLC Managing Partner/ Editorial Board Member

Lakes Trail Region
TOP GUN Perhaps the most widely recognized Navy fighter, thanks to its starring role in Top Gun, the F-14 Tomcat served as an advanced interceptor and air superiority fighter. | Courtesy Fort Worth Aviation Museum
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