BROKEN BOW, Okla., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seniors have the ability to travel midweek – Monday through Thursday – and lodging operators, especially most cabin owners, are looking to increase their rental revenue with midweek occupancy, so it makes for a perfect seniors midweek getaway to the beautiful Kiamichi Mountains of Southeast, OK.
There are so many outdoors activities seniors can enjoy midweek. In November, the Kiamichi Mountains are splashed with fall colors. Southern Living Magazine named McCurtain County and the Beavers Bend State Park area one of the three best places in the south to see fall colors. Highway 259 is very scenic when leaves turn different shades of red, gold, yellow, purple, bronze, and orange. The Talimena Scenic Byway is a nationally recognized scenic drive with offering magnificent views from mountaintops in Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas.
Golf: Cedar Creek Golf Course just north of Broken Bow was named by Golf Digest as the best municipal golf course in Oklahoma. Its signature hole is # 16, which has a near island green that juts out into Broken Bow Lake. 580-494-6456
There is also Idabel Country Club – open to the public – 4 stars out of 5 stars rating by Golf Digest. http://www.idabelcountryclub.com/
Birding: Red Slough Wildlife Management Area - Is The Premier Bird Watching Area -
This incredible bird watching area has sighted more than 290 bird species, including many that are rare to Oklahoma and not found elsewhere in the state.
Museums: There are 9 museums in McCurtain County, including The Museum of the Red River - one of the finest and most comprehensive Native American collections to be found anywhere. Changing, interpretive exhibits feature the historic, prehistoric, and contemporary native cultures of both North and South America.
Fishing: Whether it's Black Bass fishing on Broken Bow Lake or fly-fishing for Rainbows and Brownies, the fishing is fantastic! There are several outstanding opportunities for fly-fishing in McCurtain County. The Lower Mountain Fork River offers 14 miles of trout habitat. It is a tail water fishery flowing out of Broken Bow Lake and includes a 3.8-mile trophy section where boats and barbed hooks are banned.
Gaming: Excitement and adventure await you day or night at the local casinos. They have slot games, Blackjack, Poker and much, much more! Choctaw Indian Casino Broken Bow 580-584-5450 www.choctawcasino.com
Hiking/Nature Walking: Beavers Bend Resort Park, located north of Broken Bow has hiking trails and nature trails. These trails range in length and skill level. All Hikers are asked to check in at the Forest Heritage Center and pick up a complete trail guide before heading out to the trails. The hiking trails are marked with white tree blazes; and the nature trails are marked with blue on white blazes.
Hiking Trails. Three hiking trails seniors will love are:
- South Park - Beaver Creek: 1 mile, fairly easy to walk.
- Beaver Creek - Junction with South Park: 1 mile, easy to walk.
- Deer Cross - Cedar Bluff: About 2 miles; some climbs, but not extremely steep.
In McCurtain County, OK. Seniors have a delightful choice of lodging - including everything from a rustic cottage to modern motels to affordable log cabins with hot tubs and fireplaces nestled in the towering pines, as well as unique bed & breakfasts and luxury resorts. Most offer midweek discounts, but please be sure to ask first before you book your reservation.
McCurtain County is an easy 2 1/2 to 4-hour drive from Dallas, Fort Worth. To make reservations in McCurtain County visit our website at http://www.mccurtaincountygetaways.com/ Or call 800-528-7337
Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show, November 11th -13th, features Turn-of-the-Century Arts & Crafts. The festival is open Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 580-494-6497 or www.BeaversBend.com. Visitors will enjoy 3 days of folk music, exhibits, craft demonstrations, food booths, petting zoo as well as the scheduled Beavers Bend Resort activities like nature center programs, paddleboats, hayrides and train rides.
To make reservations visit our website at http://www.mccurtaincountygetaways.com/ or call 800-528-7337.
For More Information, Contact:
Jim Drewitz, Public Relations
Creative Options Communications
SOURCE McCurtain County Tourism Authority