We call it Trails Country.
Your heart calls it home.

Nothing says "country" as much as beautiful, tranquil scenery,
placid lakes and wildlife.

We've assembled some of our favorite photos from local photographers
that reflect the Piney Woods and its lakes. Every season has its
glory. Every visit reveals surprises.


 

               

Photo credit: Gary A. Edwards
Photo credit: Gary A. Edwards



 Spring. . .


            
 
Photo credit: Gary A. Edwards

Photo credit: Gary A. Edwards



 Summer. . .


Photo credit: Gary A. Edwards
Courtesy Dana Donahue







Photo credit: Gary A. Edwards
Courtesy Dana Donahue




Fall. . .


Photo credit: Jerrie Sutphin
Photo credit: Jerrie Sutphin




Photo credit: Jerrie Sutphin
Photo credit: Jerrie Sutphin



Autumn Trails

Fall color begins during Autumn Trails in October, depending on the given year,
and is often spectacular throughout November. The winding back roads are
picture-perfect for amateur and professional photographers.

Texas Forest Trail

Whether you’re a native Texan or a first-time visitor, it is time to re-discover
the Texas Forest Trail Region! From birding to tournament fishing to biking,
hiking and camping, you can experience nature in a new way in East Texas.

Spanning 35 East Texas counties, from Red River County on the Oklahoma
border to Jefferson County on the Gulf of Mexico, the Texas Forest Trail Region
was the "Gateway to Texas" for prehistoric Caddo Indians, Spanish and French
explorers, Anglo pioneers, enslaved and freed African Americans and European
immigrants.

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.

Great Texas Wildlife Trails

Check out the Prairies & Piney Woods Trails (East) for driving loops that will
put you close to the natural beauty of our area, as well as birds and other wildlife.

Go to Discover the Wildlife of Texas, Prairies and Pineywoods Wildlife Trail,
and Prairies and Pineywoods Wildlife Trail East.

Texas Heritage Trails:
Texas Forest Trail Region

For those who enjoy exploring the cultural and historical roots of Texas, The Texas
Historical Commission has designed Heritage Trails in the various regions of the
state. The Texas Forest Trail Region is the perfect place for travelers interested in
cultural and heritage tourism. The Texas Forest Trail Region consists of 35
counties in East Texas, and features hundreds of historical markers, forests, lakes
and rivers.

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