Here’s What to Do When It’s NOT First Monday:

If you come to Mill Creek Ranch Resort on a weekend other than the First Monday, don’t worry – there is still SO Much to DO!!!

Twin Lakes Golf Course (9 miles) Chosen by the Dallas Morning News as one of the Top Ten New Courses in Texas,  Twin Lakes Golf Course offers one of the most challenging layouts in East Texas.  An excellent course for group retreats.

splash kingdom waterparkSplash Kingdom Waterpark & Miniature Golf (1/2 mile) A family friendly waterpark whose mission is to glorify God while providing a safe and fun recreation experience for families.  The water park features a kids castle, wave pool, lazy river, water slides, 3D Glow in the Dark miniature golf and so much more!  The glow-in-the-dark 3D mini golf course is open year round and available for parties. The water park opens Memorial Day weekend.

Four Winds Steakhouse  (11 miles) Located in the ranch house of former Dallas Cowboy Lee Roy Jordan, Four Winds Steakhouse is a rustic but modern ranch house that serves the finest steak and seafood that you can find in East Texas!  You can’t visit Canton without trying out this restaurant!

Shopping at Canton Dish Barn (1 mile) Located in downtown Canton, Texas, the Canton Dish Barn is a shop you must explore!  Their knowledgeable and friendly staff eagerly await to answer your questions and serve you for all your Fiestaware needs.  They are always updating their inventory and have a great selection to choose from!

East Texas Gators & Wildlife Park (7 miles)  Relax by the duck pond and watch the Gators feed in their natural environment. View gator eggs, baby gators and adult gators of all sizes.  There are also ducks, snakes, swans, geese, lizards, turtles, fish and other reptiles to keep you entertained.

WIRED Zip Line & Challenge Course (1/4 mile) A brand new state of the art zip line adventure course in Canton, Texas.  With some of the highest platforms and the longest zip lines in the state of Texas, their trained and certified guides will guide you through every step of the course whether you’re on the zip lines or the sky bridges. Ground school will teach you everything you need to know to have a thrilling experience on the WIRED course.

Yesterland Farm 
(1 mile) Come to YesterLand Farm for a nostalgic step back in time — it’s old-fashioned fun on the farm with a new twist! From Fall festivities to a holiday wonderland of Christmas trees and Santa, it’s all farm-tastic family entertainment in Canton, Texas! And they’re just one mile from the famous Canton First Monday.

Buffalo Creek Motocross Park (5 miles) Buffalo Creek is real motocross. Winding outdoor layout, great jumps, diverse obstacles with five different soil types. Separate 4 wheeler track also available.  Fun for all ages.  Live bands every Saturday night in The Door Club at the track!

Heritage Park Outdoor Museum (10 miles) Founded in 1976 as a bicentennial ongoing project, Edgewood Heritage Park encompasses fourteen restored and furnished structures representing rural life in 1900 Van Zandt County. The outdoor museum preserves the rural culture and architectural heritage for present and future generations.   Tour turn of the century buildings, such as the “Tomcat” Cafe, the Edgewood Band Stand, Gilliam’s Gas Station, a country store, barber shop and print shop. Experience a taste of what life was like back then.

The Berry Bush Blueberry Farm (17 miles) Texas’ oldest working blueberry farm, established in 1979. The Berry Bush offers Highbush berries with 11 different varieties in the orchard. Open Sunday from 7am – 5 pm and Monday – Saturday 7 am – 7 pm for pre-picked or self-picked berries.
Blueberry Hills Farms (18 miles) Come pick your own East Texas berries, visit the country store and bakery. OPEN 7 days a week in June & July. Pick ‘n Edom!

Lake Fork (30 miles) Known as the trophy bass fishing lake of Texas.  Lake Fork holds 15 of the top 20 Texas State Record Largemouth Bass. It is comprised of 27,690 surface acres.  From Lake Fork’s inception, it was created as a textbook fishery, including initial stockings before the lake filled. Lake Fork was established by the Texas Parks and Wildlife, as a premier bass fishing lake, with 732,514 Florida Black Bass being stocked from 1979 through 1987. Lake Fork offers excellent fish habitat with 80% standing timber left intact, and hydrilla, milfoil, and duckweed being the predominant vegetation. Other species of fish include catfish, black and white crappie, sunfish, and bluegill.

shopping canton txShopping Downtown is a great way to spend a weekend here in Canton TX.  There are many shops that offer antiques,  boutique clothing, trendy fashions, fine jewelry, elegant antiques, collectibles and treasures, specialty shops, gifts for all ages, western wear, baby boutiques, floral design, free-trade market, a museum and services of all types.  Restaurants and quaint cafes offer eating opportunities for all tastes. Come find that perfect little something and enjoy the sights in the historic district of Canton.