Things to do when it’s not First Monday in Canton,TX!

When it is First Monday in Canton, not many folks want to do more than go shop ‘till they drop at the Trade Days’ Markets.  So, you might ask what would you do in Canton when it is not First Monday weekend?  Well, we are here to help you out with your fun family getaway planning!

Do you like to fish?

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

How about playing a round of golf at Twin Lakes Golf Course?

9 miles away, Twin Lakes Golf Course was chosen by the Dallas Morning News as one of the top ten new courses in Texas!
If you are not up to a full 18, come to Splash Kingdom Waterpark & Miniature Golf (1/2 mile)   The glow-in-the-dark 3D mini golf course is open year round and available for parties. The water park opens Memorial Day weekend.

Still feeling the itch to shop?

Canton Dish Barn, one mile away in downtown Canton, 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!  There are many more unique shops in downtown.  Make an afternoon of  shopping then go relax for a nice evening meal at Four Winds Steakhouse.  No trip to Canton is complete without a visit to this  rustic but modern ranch house that serves the finest steak and seafood that you can find in East Texas!

How about some night life?

On the downtown square you will find Texas Roadhouse Winery serving Texas wines and providing live entertainment on Thursday and Saturday nights.  Just a short drive to Ben Wheeler you will find the Moore Store and the Forge with live music every weekend and full bar.  And of course every Friday night here at Mill Creek we have live entertainment, food and a full bar at the Creek in the Grand Lodge.

Want to get adventurous and take a walk on the wild side?

Check out the gators and other wildlife at East Texas Gators & Wildlife Park.  Just 7 miles to this great natural park.  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. 

Head over to WIRED Zip Line & Challenge Course  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.

Got a need for speed?

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!

Just want to take things slow?

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.

Or delve into the history of the area at 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.

No matter what you are looking for in a family getaway we know you will find something fun for the whole family with Mill Creek Ranch Resort as your home base!  Come stay in one of our fully equipped cabins and enjoy all that East Texas has to offer!

Contact us for more information on planning a fun family vacation in Canton, TX at 877-927-3439!
Family vacation – Canton, TX
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
United States