Explore: The Forest Trail Region
September 27, 2019 - 5:00pm to September 28, 2019 - 8:00pm
Hobo Stew, fund raiser dinner, to kick-off Iron Horse Heritage Festival. Proceeds benefit Iron Horse Square, a park development in Downtown Mineola honoring railroad heritage of Historic Mineola, TX. Musical entertainment and mini train rides....
September 28, 2019 - 7:00am to 10:00pm
We are offering sweet loops of three distances - 35, 65 and 105 miles. Rural roads are paved near towns (sadly) so the longer the ride, the more Dirt/Gravel encountered. The 35 mile loop is all on pavement.
September 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Family style crabbing lessons.
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.