Places to Boat or Paddle near Sour Lake, Texas

2019 FOrd Ranger with Boat Accessories | Sour Lake, TX
2019 Ford Ranger with Boat Accessories | Sour Lake, TX

If you are looking for a place to spend your day boating or paddling on a different watercraft, consider visiting one of the many scenic areas near Sour Lake, Texas. The area offers a number of spots, where you can enjoy the view with your loved ones.

Village Creek State Park

Located in Lumberton, the Village Creek State Park sits within the Big Thicket National Preserve. As such, you can expect to see cypress swamps, yaupon trees, and river birch trees. If you keep your eyes peeled, you may also catch sight of white-tailed deer, snapping turtles, herons, and egrets. You can make the most of your experience here cruising down the 21-mile Village Creek Paddling Trail and stopping at popular swimming or picnicking spots.

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

The Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge is a great place in Anahuac to go fishing, whether you want to wade in the water or relax on your boat. You could catch southern flounder or speckled trout and potentially spot an alligator or bobcat.

Pleasure Island

Stretching from the Sabine Causeway to the Neches River, Pleasure Island has lots of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. You can go sailing or fishing off the island. When you’re not on the water, you can also play basketball, hike or pitch a tent.

We at Sour Lake Ford hope you have an incredible time boating or paddling around Sour Lake, Texas. Be sure to head into our service department for any necessary maintenance before driving to these fun locations.

Holiday Events Near Sour Lake, Texas

Family finding Christmas Tree | Sour Lake, TX
Family finding their Christmas tree | Sour Lake, TX

Looking for some seasonal pastimes to do with the family? These holiday events near Sour Lake are sure to help you get in a festive mood.

Light Up Vidor – Dec. 1

Nothing kicks off the Holiday season like attending a gorgeous tree lighting ceremony. Families and individuals are invited to attend Eastgate Church’s fourth annual Light Up Vidor. After watching the lighting of the 28-foot Christmas tree, grab something to eat from one of many food trucks, get some Holiday shopping done at one of over 40 vendors, and enjoy a performance by the Vidor ISD Wind Ensemble.

Kingwood Christmas Market – Dec. 1

Whether you’re looking for unique gifts or the perfect outfit for your office’s Holiday party, you’ll find it at the Kingwood Christmas Market at Kingwood Town Center Park. This free market showcases local and small businesses, featuring creative and thoughtful options that are sure to get you in the spirit of gift giving.

Summerwood Winter Festival 2019 – Dec. 7

Even though you live in Texas, you can still get into the winter spirit at the annual Winter Festival at Summerwood. For this dynamic event, Summerwood morphs into a winter wonderland with fun family activities like bounce houses, crafts, a petting zoo, plus a special guest all the way from the North Pole.

Call us here at Sour Lake Ford if you need to schedule your vehicle’s winter service appointment. Or stop by, to browse our inventory of shiny new 2020 Ford models, if you’re in need of a new ride.

Our Favorite Fall Events in Southeast Texas

Favorite Fall Activity | Sour Lake, TX
Favorite Fall Activity | Sour Lake, TX

Whether you’re a Texas native or just passing through the state this fall, one thing is for sure: there is no shortage of awesome autumnal events in Southeast Texas to enjoy. From Terrifying haunted houses to family-friendly festivals, here are some of our favorite events you shouldn’t miss this season.

Texas Maze of Terror

If you’re looking for a hearty scare this fall, be sure to visit Vidor’s Texas Maze of Terror. Considered one of the spookiest haunted attractions in the area, the Maze of Terror is not recommended for young children. Open every Friday and Saturday in October as well as Halloween night.

Scarecrow Festival

On Oct. 12 and 13, the Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival is a great small-town fall festival that the entire family will love. Featuring more than 250 exhibitors, local vendors and food, and much more, this charming festival should be on every Texan’s calendar.

Art Museum of Southeast Texas Boos and Brews

For adults 21 years of age and older, the Art Museum of Southeastern Texas will host the 4th annual Boos and Brews Monster Mash. This costume-friendly event will feature live music, seasonal beers, and festive fall foods.

We here at Sour Lake Ford hope to see you at one or more of these fun events. And remember to give us a call if you need to schedule a fall service appointment for your vehicle.