A family of three, smiling, rides a waterpark tube during their summer getaway in East Texas.

This summer, get back to the basics and spend some time away at Mill Creek Ranch Resort, an award-winning cottage resort and RV park in historic Canton, Texas—only 60 minutes from Dallas. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing family getaway or a place to host your next big event, we offer lodging for everyone, from cabin-style cottages to spacious RV sites. Every stay at Mill Creek Ranch is memorable and elevated by all amenities our resort has to offer! We always strive to be the best RV park and resort you and your family will ever visit. Summers in East Texas are phenomenal, filled with exciting activities, so to help plan your vacation, we’ve curated the ideal getaway itinerary. Continue reading for all our can’t-miss recommendations! 

Have Extra Fun with These 10 East Texas Getaway Activities 

There’s so much more to do in and around Canton, Texas, than the world-famous First Monday Trade Days. If you are interested in the largest flea market in America, read our local blog covering it online. We highly recommend you explore our East Texas haven on non First Monday weekends during your summer getaway! See the top ten local activities below: 

  1. Enjoy a water-filled afternoon at Splash Kingdom Paradise Island Waterpark 
  2. Visit The East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society and walk among pretty flora 
  3. Take your little ones on an educational trip to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
  4. Go to the Canton Plaza Museum and learn about the local history of our quaint town
  5. Retail therapy with your loved ones is loads of fun at The Shops at Terrell 
  6. View the gorgeous gators at East Texas Zoo and watch them leisurely feed 
  7. Grab your fruit baskets and get ready for berry picking season at Blueberry Hills Farms
  8. Admire the Salt Palace Museum, the only building in the world made of pure rock salt
  9. Take a deep dive at the Athens Scuba Park—they even offer training courses
  10. Spend your days and nights at Mill Creek Ranch Resort with all our top amenities

As you can see, there’s so much more to do in and around Canton, Texas! You and yours will have a world of fun this summer during your East Texas getaway. We at Mill Creek Ranch cannot wait to see you. Check our upcoming availability now and book your stay with us online!