Explore: The Forest Trail Region
October 24, 2014 (All day)
It's unusually hot in Palestine, this years theme will be "Peppers & Patriots"
October 25, 2014 (All day)
The San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 24th Annual Sassafras Festival on Sat. Oct 25th. Food & Art/Craft Vendors, Live Entertainment, Walk to End Alzheimer's, Classic Car Show, and Fun Contests!...
October 25, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Travel back in time on the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas! Enjoy food, fun, pioneer skills presentations, crafts, music, a Caddo bow demonstration, themed hikes, and the rededication of our visitors center.
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.