Explore: The Forest Trail Region
May 30, 2015 - 9:30am to 1:30pm
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to a foraging workshop with host Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen, a practiced forager and teacher who writes the "Foraging Texas" blog.
June 5, 2015 - 5:30pm to June 6, 2015 - 11:00pm
10th Annual T-Bone Walker Blues Fest featuring 20+ music acts on two stages Friday evening and all day Saturday. Plus antique and custom car show, food vendors and more.
June 5, 2015 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Wine in the Pines
June 5, 2015
Special adult train offering passengers a pleasurable evening ride from Rusk through beautiful East Texas countryside while enjoying the opportunity to taste various Texas wines paired with a variety of...
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.