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Just south of Cedar Creek Lake’s marinas, lakeside villas, and aquatic wildlife lies an upscale winery oasis known as Triple N Ranch & Winery. The 12-acre winery is home to a herd of longhorn cattle, a vineyard, and Triple N wines. It’s also part of a destination experience that offers a…

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Tom Finley Park sits on a centrally-located island in Cedar Creek Lake (Reservoir) with beautiful views of the surrounding natural setting. The family-friendly park is maintained by the Friends of Cedar Creek Lake and offers a variety of recreational activities for all ages.

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Jacksonville’s 37th Tomato Fest is back this year — red, ripe, and full of fun. The festival celebrating all things tomatoes kicks off June 5 and culminates in a full day of activities June 12.

ArtWalk Longview is a free, self-guided tour of downtown business venues exhibiting and selling art. This year's dates are April 1, July 1, October 7, and December 9.

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The Texas Historical Association's historic house museums represent Texas’ diverse landscape and architectural heritage. Experience how Texans lived over the past 175 years in modest homes, comfortable residences, and opulent estates.

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Two of the region’s historic sites are hosting family and budget-friendly holiday events this season. Visit the Starr family Home in Marshall and the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site for entertaining and educational activities. Both sites encourage guests to call ahead to reserve a time.

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State parks all around the Upper East Side of Texas are offering safe, socially-distanced holiday activities that encourage enjoyment of the outdoors — from craft projects to scavenger hunts to decorating a campsite drive-through light displays.

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Holidays in the city of Ennis, Texas get bigger and better every year. In addition to offering fabulous holiday events in December, Ennis is adding an outstanding light display that warrants a trip to Ellis County. 

Photo ops and fun abound at the Haymaze and Pumpkin Patch this month in the historic Main Street District of Ennis, Texas. The Haymaze is an anchor attraction for Ennis Autumn Daze, which are building up to a fun finale at the end of October.

Jellystone Park at Whispering Pines near Tyler offers possibilities for staycations and special events beneath the peaceful piney woods. An award-winning venue, the resort offers a setting for special events, family gatherings, and corporate retreats.

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The Hudnall Planetarium at Tyler Junior College is offering live virtual field trips on a range of earth and space science topics this fall to schools, scout groups, and community groups.

During the home quarantine, gardening can be done for enjoyment and mental health. April offers gardening opportunities for all ages, from lawns to vegetable gardens.