Explore: The Forest Trail Region
February 11, 2017 - 10:30am
Rotary Taste of Gumbo, Etc. – 10:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Feb. 11, 2017. Rotary Club of Port Arthur assembles gumbo cooks from area restaurants and civic clubs so guests can get a taste for a good cause.
February 18, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Join us for a children's scavenger hunt across Mission Dolores State Historic Site!
February 23, 2017 - 4:30pm to February 26, 2017 - 9:00pm
Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas - Feb. 23-26, 2017. Celebrate 25 Years of Enchantment. Weekend prior to Ash Wednesday; dates vary. Catch beads from lighted parades, dance at live concerts and feast on Cajun delights.
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.