Trails aren’t just for cowboys. Texas’s 10-region Heritage Trails Program provides introductions to some of the state’s historic treasures. The Brazos Trail comprises 18 counties in central Texas and includes notable cities such as Bryan/College Station, Temple, Georgetown and Waco. With rich soil prime for growing cotton, early settlers turned this region into one of the most productive regions in the nation. The area was transformed by the railroads as they came to Texas, and many of the towns here, like Temple and College Station, owe their existence to the railroads. Stately courthouses stand proud (the Caldwell County Courthouse in Lockhart is seen here), while countless museums and historic sites are waiting to be explored.