Ideas For A Thanksgiving Vacation in Texas

It's hard to believe it's already November and that means it's time to start thinking about that Thanksgiving feast with your family and friends. Thanksgiving is also a great time to take a vacation.

Along the sandy,southeast margins of pristine Lake Sam Rayburn awaits a beautifully forested, undiscovered country…Rayburn Country.  This idyllic setting, complete with towering trees and fresh air, is home to melodic songbirds, gentle white-tail deer, furry-tailed squirrels and friendly people finding everything from fun-in-the-sun to relaxation in a forest paradise.

Sam Rayburn is the largest body of water that is entirely within the state of Texas. This Corp of Engineers lake is created by impounding the Angelina River and several bayous. The terrain is rolling hills with lots of trees and mostly undeveloped. The water is clean and clear and there are lots of good coves for skiing/boarding, fishing, or swimming.

If you like golf, you have some excellent choices – Rayburn Country Resort is at the south end of the lake a couple minutes from the dam and they have 27 fun and challenging holes. Crown Colony Golf Course is in Lufkin and it is consistently rated one of the top 3 courses in Texas.

If golf is not your thing take the kids and

   * try hiking the Trail Between The Lakes which is located in the southern portion of Sabine County and winds 28 miles through Sabine National Forest
    * Jasper is five miles from the south end of the lake and it offers an historic town square with a courthouse built in 1889, art galleries, outdoor art sculptures, antique shops, murals, and the old county jail where county archives are housed
    * Lufkin is a few miles from the north end of the lake and has lots of restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and more
    * the Piney Woods near Sam Rayburn has 126,000 acres available for public hunting and the woods are full of deer, wild turkey, maybe you could have wild turkey on Thanksgiving, and other small game, as well as ducks and geese that stop by on the winter migration to warmer climates.

Rayburn Country Club Resort is a great place to spend your Thanksgiving Holiday this year, Nov 19th-Nov 26th 10 in a Two Bedroom Condo for only $398 for the entire week.

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