Discover Why East Texas
Is Amazing!

It’s where history and culture come naturally. Texas heritage is everywhere – from historic downtowns with unique shops, restored Victorian buildings, museums, and monuments to State historic sites, railroads, sawmill towns, and oil boomtowns.


Read all about interesting locations, people, and things that are in East Texas - all written by a talented group of writers from here in ETX. We post regularly, so check back often for new and interesting reads.


All you expect from East Texas is here...including that proud to be Texan spirit! From rugged landscapes to diverse heritage fund out about the Texas Forest Trail Partners from our handy list.

Historic Sites

The sites range from Native American ceremonial mounds to grand Victorian mansions to sprawling frontier forts. The THC’s state historic sites in East Texas exemplify the breadth of Texas history.

If you haven’t visited in a while, it’s time to go back! Whether you go for the day or decide to stay longer there is no shortage of things to do.
As the oldest town in Texas, from antiquing to nature walks, Nacogdoches has something to offer everyone.
Period furnishings, clothing, and antiques trace the transition of the buildings through four generations of the Starr family in Texas history.

Amazing Things To Do, Along With Some Great Programs, In East Texas.

Here are some of the cool things in ETX you should check out:

ETX Road Trips

For 2021, we are planning on living the RV life by hitting the road to explore and share ETX destinations with you. More info coming soon.

ETX To-Do List

Find out about a few experiences in our region that you don’t want to miss. Our to-do list is amazing! Click here for more info.

ETX Photographers

We love to support local photographers and their efforts to show us all how beautiful East Texas is. Click here for more info.

The Texas Forest Trail Needs Your Support


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. Click here to learn more about us. Together we are stronger than the sum of our trees. Help support our efforts at promoting East Texas and all it has to offer. From our partner program, to our East Texas contests, and more, we strive to all we can to support our 35 county region.

Help the Texas Forest Trail and our initiative. As a nonprofit, every dollar you contribute supports the region.
Help Support Local Non Profits While Showing Your ETX Pride

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