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Visiting Canton for First Monday Trade Days? Stay in our Texas cottages at Mill Creek Ranch Resort

Texas Cottages | Mill Creek Ranch ResortOne of the big draws for Canton is the First Monday Trade Days flea market that takes place on the weekend preceding the first Monday of every month. People come from far and wide to look at (and purchase) oozits and whatzits galore. While Canton is a mere 60 miles from Dallas and many people from DFW day-trip it for the Trade Days event, coming to Trade Days is a great excuse to get away for a night and stay in our quaint Texas town at one of our cozy upscale Texas cottages.

Today, First Monday Trade Days is one of the oldest and largest flea markets in the country, but its roots lay in the mid 1850’s when the circuit judge would come to Canton to hold court (as this was Canton’s designated day). People naturally gathered at this time to watch the court and conduct business, and thus “First Monday” was born.

Today, “First Monday” takes place on the four days preceding the first Monday of every month (no doubt to better accommodate our busy weekday schedules and to help with crowds). It occupies about 450 acres and consists of over 7,000 vendors, so saying this once little flea market has grown is a bit of an understatement. The vendors prices and products can variety from low end to high and so can the prices. Some are stingy with the bartering, but haggling is still always welcome and it doesn’t hurt to give it ago. The event’s Wikipedia page also offers some great tips to first-timers, like coming on a Thursday or Friday for a better selection and to avoid crowds.

Seeing most of the booths and vendors can take more than a few days  (especially if you count on getting a little lost if you are not familiar with the market and pavilions). After a long day of window shopping, haggling and buying, the last thing you want to do is drive over an hour back home. Luckily, our resort and cozy Texas cottages are a mere quarter of a mile from the Canton Marketplace (the northernmost building in the Trade Days complex). Not only is this convenient, it also means you don’t have to deal with parking (and, of course, don’t have to pay for parking). You can come and go from the market as you wish, or power through the whole thing and come back to the resort for some rest and relaxation.OUr cottages have a fully furnished kitchen and several cottages have grills on the back patios for grilling.  Why fight the crowds at the restaurants, grill a steak and drink you favorite beverage, all at the comfort of your very own cottage.  We suggest the hot tub to soothe tired legs! We also offer complimentary shuttle service.  So, come out and stay in our beautiful Texas cottages and enjoy a great First Monday weekend.

Texas Cottages
Mill Creek Ranch Resort

Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

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UPCOMING FALL FUN ACTIVITIES WHILE STAYING IN OUR TEXAS COTTAGES

texas cottages | Mill Creek Ranch ResortStay in one of our attractive Texas Cottages in Canton TX where Fun Fall Activities abound!

Every Friday night you’ll have an opportunity to sample the musical talent of East Texas’ local singer/songwriters at The Creek in the Grand Lodge. Open to the public, enjoy your evening with a full cocktail venue along with some special comfort cuisine with an East Texas flair. Come prepared to relax and enjoy the live acoustic music along with a scenic view of the infinity pool and the beautiful 200 acre woodlands. Join us on your next Friday night in Canton at: 2102 N Trade Days Blvd, Canton, TX 75103 or for more information email glodge@millcreekranchresort.oskydev.com or call 903-567-6020.

Canton is known as the Walking Capital of Texas. So if you’re staying at one of our Texas cottages on October 12th you and your canine companions are invited to attend the Mayor’s Walk at Cherry Creek Park starting at 8:30 a.m., working to promote good health. Participation is free, so join us at 1200 Cherry Creek in Canton. For more information call 903-567-1849 or go to www.visitcantontx.com.

You could even get a little extra practice in on one of our newly completed walking trails here at The Resort. The Yellow Trail is about 1.6 miles that goes around the cottages and along the north side of the resort. Be sure to check out our new 1.8 miles of Wilderness Trail we call the Red Trail. This new trail is located behind the new Southpointe development and is only for hikers and bikers, no golf carts allowed.

After your walk, have fun in town at the 13th Annual Autumn Stroll featuring live music, the Lone Star BBQ Society Sanctioned cook-off, downtown merchants’ sidewalk sales and window decorating contest, arts and crafts, a silent auction, and fun, fun, fun! Located in downtown Canton, N Buffalo Street off Hwy 64. Admission is free, contact Lynn Kitchens 903-567-1849 or 877-462-7467 or lkitchens@cantontex.com for more information.

Monday, October 28th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. plan to attend the Children’s Fall Festival. There will be candy, a costume contest with prizes and games galore. Located at the Canton Civic Center, 800 Flea Market Rd. Admission is the donation of one canned good to benefit Manna. For more information contact Brandy 903-873-8049.

Or plan your stay in our Texas cottages to coincide with the famous First Monday Trade Days. Known as the largest Trade Days in the USA with 7,000 vendor spaces on 450 acres including covered pavilions, indoor Antique and Collectibles, and clean restrooms. Upcoming dates: Thursday, August 29th through Sunday, September 1st; October 3rd through October 6th; October 31st through November 3rd. Held rain or shine! Free admission and $5 parking depending on location.

Book online now or call today, 877-927-3439, to learn more about a family Fall vacation in one of our Texas cottages!

Texas cottages
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

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Fishing at Our Vacation Cabins in Texas

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Many guests of our vacation cabins in Texas love to take advantage of the excellent fishing opportunities in the Canton area.  

Lake Fork is just 30 miles away from our vacation cabins and is known as the trophy bass fishing lake of Texas, holding 15 of the top 20 Texas State Record Largemouth Bass.

Canton, TX has two city lakes that offer fishing. The larger of the two has a boat ramp (permit required for boaters) and a fishing pier. The smaller of the two allows boats without mechanical power. It also offers park amenities such as playgrounds and a hiking trail.

Old City Lake has pier and bank fishing, swimming (no lifeguard on duty), picnic areas, playground, lighted tennis and volleyball courts, baseball and soccer fields. Call City Hall 903-567-2826 to reserve for group events. Located on Old Kaufman Road, off Hwy. 64 west, main entrance beside Free State Storage.

Canton City Lake “Mill Creek Reservoir” features a boat ramp for fishing and sailboats, swimming (no lifeguard on duty). Call City Hall 903-567-2826 for night fishing permits and to reserve for group events. Located on Arnold Paul Road off Hwy. 243 north of Wal-Mart Superstore.

If you want to stay close to the cabin, stocked ponds here at Mill Creek Ranch Resort have catfish, crappie, and smallmouth bass for catch and release fun.

If you brought home a haul, you can prepare your fish in our fully equipped vacation cabins, or enjoy it grilled using the outdoor kitchen.  Our vacation cabins in Texas have many options for enjoying your Texas fishing trip!

Let us know when you are ready to schedule your next fishing trip.  Our vacation cabins in Texas are the ideal place for a family vacation or a trip out with the guys. Call now to make your reservations 877-927-3439!  

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Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
United States
877-927-3439
www.millcreekranchresort.oskydev.com