Explore: The Forest Trail Region
March 24, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
This fun and educational program will discuss the roles of several East Texas women in the formation of the Republic of Texas. Bring a brown bag lunch and a friend!
March 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Mission Tejas State Park and Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to a day of geocaching, a form of modern day scavenger hunting seeking hidden treasures utilizing technology.
March 25, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Mission Tejas State Park and the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site are joining forces to lead you on a tour of the night sky.
About the Forest Trail Region
The Forest Trail Region was the “Gateway to Texas” for Caddo Indians, Spanish and French explorers, Anglo pioneers, European immigrants, and enslaved and freed African Americans. Shadows of early Caddo and Spanish occupation linger, and the stories of Texas’ emergence from a wilderness to a great state unfold in the region’s numerous towns, many among the state’s oldest.
Spanning 35 counties from the Oklahoma-Arkansas border to the Gulf of Mexico, the region encompasses great stories of boom and bust in oil and timber, the early rebellion leading to the Texas Revolution, the El Camino Real de los Tejas, and the mystery and manners you’d expect from the lush, sweet spot between the Old South and the Wild West.
The Forest Trail Region works with a variety of organizations to promote heritage travel throughout the region.