On the Canadian River, you’ll find tubing so easy you can peer through binoculars to spot wildlife on the 22 miles between US 83 and Texas Highway 70. Khaki-colored grassland and limestone mesa mark the terrain, which attracts duck hunters in season. Family friendly, this river ride lasts just a bit over an hour. After you finish, head into the town of Canadian, once a railroad mecca, and the site of one of Texas’s first rodeos. Celebrate your successes with some real cowboys at The Cattle Exchange, located downtown in an historic building. A meeting place for cattle buyers, the restaurant gets kudos for their mesquite-grilled steaks and a satisfying bread pudding.