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.

Lakes Trail Region
Vodka in Bloom

Western Son Distillery continues to grow in Pilot Point Bottles, with liquids of every color,…

Serving Up History with Comfort Food

When planning a road trip during the 1920s, travelers had to do some careful planning. …

Comfortably Lodged

Be it a witty euphemism or a roundabout slap in the face, describing a county…

Fort Worth’s Jacksboro Highway

Fort Worth earned a reputation as one of the rough and tumble towns in the…

Big Smiles and Catfish for Miles

Take a drive down Interstate 20 (I-20) in Parker County, and at the Brazos River…

Bringing History Home

Sometimes it is hard to relate to individuals who lived in the past when all…

Small Site with a Big Story

Of the state’s 31 historic sites operated by the Texas Historical Commission, one has the…

Traveling Exhibits Designed for Small Budgets and Unusual Spaces!

The Texas Lakes Trail Region has provided quality exhibits for over 10 years and have…

Stories and Sandwiches at Glen Rose’s Storiebook Cafe

Glen Rose is billed as the Dinosaur Capital of Texas, but  the Central Texas town…

Poetry keeps cowboy heritage, values alive

Perhaps, no figure in the world is more iconic than the American cowboy. Working cowboys…