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Welcome To The
Texas Forest Trail Region

We are a non-profit group that helps bring tax dollars and travelers to every county in East Texas, and provide communities with the tools, training, and professional support they need to preserve their history and successfully market their tourism sites and attractions.

We serve the following 35 counties:
Angelina • Anderson • Bowie • Camp • Cass • Cherokee • Gregg • Franklin • Hardin • Harrison • Henderson • Houston • Jasper • Jefferson • Marion • Montgomery • Morris • Nacogdoches • Newton • Orange • Panola • Polk • Red River • Rusk • Sabine • San Augustine • San Jacinto • Shelby • Smith • Titus • Trinity • Tyler • Upshur • Walker • Wood

We're Here To Create Something Extraordinary With You

Partner Program

Our Partner Program is the financial backbone of the diverse assortment of programs we provide across the region. This includes education, advertising, and consulting to our communities along with outreach to the traveling public.

Marketing Initiative

Our 2024 initiative is focused on highlighting all of the great places to go in East Texas. Join us in this celebration of culture and history as we promote and showcase the unique and diverse locations in the region. We truly are the birthplace of Texas.


Our yearly photo contest has drawn 1,000's of entries through the years. We use these amazing ETX photos to promote to our 95K+ followers. In addition, find info on our upcoming co-op advertising campaigns, travel brochures, and trade shows.

Our Economic Impact

The Texas Forest Trail Region is a network of partners working together to foster regional economic development by promoting heritage tourism and the preservation of cultural and historic resources.

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We Love Showcasing The Diverse Beauty of East Texas

We're Here To Help

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