Summer is over and the hustle and bustle of the school year is upon us. However, we know that you’re already secretly thinking, “I need a vacation!” It may not be the best time of year for a full-fledged vacation, but it’s the perfect time to plan a little staycation, and be the tourist in your own backyard! Here are a few activities for a great East Texas staycation.
Hit some balls in the peace and quiet of the Twin Lakes Golf Course. With the full swing of summer behind us the course will be less crowded, especially if you can take an afternoon off and head out on a Friday afternoon!
East Texas Staycation Lakes and Waterways
An East Texas staycation wouldn’t be complete without a little time by the many area lakes and waterways.. Grab some sunscreen, a picnic lunch and a fishing pole and take advantage of the forested lakeside scenery! Head to Lake Fork, Lake Tawakoni or Lake ‘O the Pines for great fishing, swimming and sunbathing. For a little longer drive, truck it out to the eerily beautiful Caddo Lake where you can either fish or rent a canoe to navigate through the cypress-lined waterways.
Shopping and Dining During Your East Texas Staycation
For a relaxing day of shopping and dining, head to Canton’s Main Street for a few hours to enjoy all the charm this city has to offer! Main Street is lined with boutiques, antique stores, specialty shops and numerous cafes and eateries. Your East Texas staycation is the best way to explore that little place you often pass, but never take the time to stop in.
Yes, as a local resident we know that you probably avoid Canton’s First Monday crowds. However, if you’ve never been, it’s worth checking out. The advantage of being a local is that you can go on a Thursday evening or Friday morning (if you can swing a morning off work) before the bulk of the crowds show up on the weekend!
Make Mill Creek Ranch Resort Your East Texas Staycation Choice
Finally, if you really just need a day to get away, get a sitter and book a room at Mill Creek Ranch Resort! Our East Texas resort is the perfect oasis to take a mini-break from the hustle and bustle of the work week. We have a resort-style pool and hot tub to help melt away those daily stresses as well as nature trails, ponds for catch-and-release fishing, and even special romance packages if you and your special someone need some couple-time to yourselves. At Mill Creek Ranch Resort, you can get some real rest and relaxation during your East Texas staycation without the hassle of a long drive or lines at the airport! Call 877-927-3439 for reservations and escape package pricing and information.
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Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
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