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Designation: Texas State Scenic Byway

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Description - This Texas Trail, follows the well-forested route of Texas where Indians had lived far before the first explorers investigated the continent. This route has several national and state forests, along with preserves and state parks. There are also a multitude of lakes in the area which are prime fishing spots. From Tyler to Palestine, the towns along the route not only offer a natural setting but a historic one as well, with many of them on the historic registar. Many of the historic sites throughout the towns concern the Texas minning and oil boom that is still apparent in the towns, though with a more ecological approach than in the past, not damaging the aesthetics of the area.

Attractions - The Texas Forest Trail is known for it's Archeology, Cultural, Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : The route itself follows a circular loop from Tyler to Palestine. The road starts in Tyler on a ranch road 14 and goes to U.S. Highway 69 then to State Highwya 37 onto many farm roads through Cason, Marion, Kilgore, Nacogdoches, and Lufkin in a kind of backroads route. The road also passes through Montgomery, Huntsville, Crockett, Ratcliff, Slocum, Palestine, Poynor and then back to Tyler.

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