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Visit Winnsboro in the Winter

Winnsboro in the Winter
Winnsboro in the Winter

Why visit Winnsboro in the winter? Unlike the picture attached to this post, Winnsboro is quite comfortable for most of the winter, making it a great place to visit for those inclined toward a warmer climate. The Photo above was taken in February 2021 during a rare winter storm. Although Winnsboro does have some cold weather, it is not normally a harsh cold. With lows in the Upper 30s in the mornings, it usually warms up quickly with an average of mid-60s in the afternoon, Giving you the chance for coffee and breakfast in comfort and fun activities after it warms up. A trip to Winnsboro may just be what the Doctor Ordered for the Winter Blues.

What to do while you are here?


Some people love to camp, and there are plenty of places to do so, whether in the comfort of an RV or toughing it out in a tent with a fire pit. There are several area lakes with year-round camping and fishing. Lake Winnsboro, Lake Fork, and Lake Cypress Springs are all beautiful lakes with plenty of room in the wintertime. There are also plenty of places to hike, canoe, fish, and play outdoors at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, Cooper Lake, and Mineola Nature Preserve.

Do you love to golf? The Links at Lands End is a professional semi-private golf course on Lake Fork with water in play on 12 of their 18 holes. They are open year-round. They also have openings for groups, tournaments, banquets, weddings, and corporate retreats. Reservations fill up quickly, so act fast!

Not too skilled at golf? Try the local Mini Golf course Creekside Mini Golf. It's a great outdoor activity for families. There is also a disc golf course at the City park. Use your own disks or rent them from the City.

Indoor and hybrid activities

Explore Downtown Winnsboro. Take a stroll in the historical town and visit its many antique shops, boutiques, and art galleries. Eat a taco at the Taco Dive and warm up with a specialty coffee at Backstage Coffee. Market Street is lit up all night and is a wonderful place to take pictures and selfies. Winnsboro Center for the Arts has rotating exhibits all year. They also have a gift shop that benefits their charity. A few places usually host live music each week at one of the many restaurants as well.

The depot museum is a must-see if you are visiting on the weekend. Lots of history made this little town, and a tour of the museum will give you a better perspective of what made Winnsboro, Winnsboro.

If you want to explore the outer banks of Winnsboro, you must take a wine tour. Even though the vineyards lay dormant in winter, many of the area's wineries are open for tastings and tours. They also have restaurants and are open for group parties, corporate retreats, and weddings.

Visit our little town this winter. Have fun, and warm yourself with coffee and wine. Tour our downtown or explore the outdoors. Make sure to book your stay at Oaklea Mansion, where you will find a warm welcome and beautifully decorated room.

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