Fall foliage beckons travelers to East Texas
NACOGDOCHES—As breezes bring cooler weather, country roads are speckled with falling leaves ranging from gold to crimson to amber. Take advantage of these refreshing temperatures and venture through the Texas Forest Trail Region, where autumn is taking hold.
A lt hough Texas has never gained a reputation for brilliant fall color, East Texas boasts some of the best and brightest foliage in the state.
One great way to enjoy the East Texas color is to climb aboard the Texas State Railroad, which offers a historic ride on restored vintage steam or diesel trains. The service offers numerous excursions including a route winding between Rusk State Park and Palestine State Park.
The Texas Forest Trail Region is part of the Texas Historical Commission's Texas Heritage Trails Program, the award-winning regional tourism initiative that helps Texas communities promote tourism, revitalize local economies and foster community leadership through historic preservation.
For a free Texas Forest Trail Region brochure or additional heritage tourism brochures featuring other areas of the state call 866-276-6219 or visit www. thc.state.tx.us/travel.
For additional information on Texas travel events and vacation destinations, visit www.TravelTex. com for a free Texas State Travel Guide or call 1-800-8888-TEX.