Explore: The Forest Trail Region
November 21, 2019 - 3:00pm to January 2, 2020 - 6:00pm
The Palestine depot offers a festive holiday setting featuring lights, tinsel, garland and costumed characters sure to excite and inspire every child in your group...from age 2 to 92.
November 22, 2019 (All day) to December 7, 2019 (All day)
Offering visitors many choices for a scenic driving route along breathtaking back roads and throughout our parks. Each autumn, the picturesque landscape transforms to the vibrant colors throughout the East Texas woodlands.
November 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to December 22, 2019 - 6:00pm
The Grinch's Lair is a fun, festive experience on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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.