Clifton-Norwegian Capital of Texas
Clifton is the Norwegian Capital of Texas due to the Norwegian settlers who originally arrived here. Clifton is a beautiful, relaxing town that allows people to get away from the busyness of the urban areas. There are many shops in the historic downtown that a visitor will want to stop in at that have wonderful antiques.
Cliftex Theatre was built in 1916 and recently restored, which consists of one large theatre room which is great for big parties or just simply a date night. Downtown there are art galleries that are a must to stop in at. You won’t have to worry about a place to eat because in Clifton there are plenty of places to stop in at to grab lunch or taste some local wine.
If you are lucky enough to be in town during one of the many festivals that Clifton has to offer, you will enjoy it. They have Fall Fest, Norwegian Country Christmas, German Sausage Supper and more.
The Rock Church
Saint Olaf Lutheran Church also known as “The Rock Church” is a beautiful structure that was built in 1886 by Norwegian settlers. It continues to be a place of worship for people in the area, especially for Christmas and Easter. They also open their doors for weddings, family reunions, baby christenings and funerals.
Lake Whitney is around 775 acres where it lies west of Hillsboro in Hill Country. Some of the many things you can enjoy while out at Lake Whitney are:
Boating and more
Here you can even do different types of special tours around the lake in different parks. Throughout the park you can find over 40 different species of wildflowers and more than 190 species of birds. Some of the common animals out here are bobcats, deer and foxes.
Meridian Creek runs through Hamilton county. The creek is perfect for people to go out for a peaceful kayak or canoe ride without any rapids. It is pretty shallow which makes it easy for fishing and simply wading in the water. The creek is very clear and has a stony clay floor so there is the ability to see the bottom and easy to walk on.