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Texas - Prairies and Lakes

"Prairies and Lakes." Does that title really tell the tale? Well, yes-and no. Prairies and Lakes paints merely the pastoral brush strokes in this region's richly textured panorama. The full picture emerges only when you add the dynamic cities, charming communities, and colorful history that enliven this attraction-packed section of Texas.

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Lake Texoma Sailing

Lake Texoma has become a huge sailing center based on the lake'

, TX Sailing

Lavon Lake Fishing

Lavon Lake is noted for crappie fishing, especially in winter and spring. Largemouth bass, channel catfish, and blue catfish offer good angling opportunities. Striped bass were stocked in 1989 and 1994

, TX Fishing

Monastery of St. Clare Miniature Horse Farm

The Monastery is home to a group of Franciscan Poor Clare Nuns who support themselves by raising miniature horses and by selling their handmade ceramic items in the "Art Barn" gift shop. Visitors are welcome to pet the horses, browse in the gift shop, and spend a few quiet moments in the Chapel.

Brenham, TX Animal Parks

Lake Texoma State Park

Lake Texoma State Park, located on the Oklahoma portion of Lake Texoma, offers fishing, swimming, camping, picnic areas, horseback riding, trail rides, tennis, hiking, nature programs, indoor fitness and recreation programs. Golfers can choose between two 18

, TX State Parks


Somerville Lake Fishing

Somerville Lake has enjoyed a reputation of being an excellent catfish lake for many years. Fisherman also enjoy catching Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Hybrid Bass, White Crappie, Bluegill Sunfish (Perch), Channel Catfish, Blue Catfish, and Flathead (Yellow) Catfish. White bass

, TX Fishing

Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Church

Built in 1928 for a mere $10,000, Sts. Peter &

Columbus, TX Historic Churches

Chappell Hill Historical Museum

The Chappell Hill Historical Museum, a must-see for early Texas history buffs, occupies a former public school building constructed in 1927 and built on the site of the Chappell Hill Female College. Exhibits of photos, documents and artifacts give a glimpse of the town from its beginnings in 1847

Chappell Hill, TX Museums

Ray Roberts Lake Equestrian Trails

In the Isle du Dois Unit & Greenbelt Corridor of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, visitors can enjoy the 12.5-mile trail winding through oak and pine trees, passing by the lake, with occasional hills. Blue Stem Grove, the equestrian area, has 14 campsites that can each hold up to a combined total of 8

, TX Equestrian



Ray Roberts Greenbelt Corridor

The Ray Roberts Lake/Lake Lewisville Greenbelt Corridor is a 20 mile multi-use trail system (12 miles for equestrian and 10 for hike and bike use)

, TX Trails

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