There are a variety of attractions and things to do in Canton in addition to First Monday Trade Days.
Other popular Canton area attractions include Zip the USA, home of the longest zip lines in Texas, and the nearby community of Edom, the setting for festivals, potters, artists, restaurants, and nurseries such as Blue Moon Gardens, our favorite! And just to the west of Canton on I-20 is Splash Kingdom Water Park, a great place for family fun.
And the Canton Autumn Stroll Festival is held each October in downtown Canton.
The Texas Rose Horse Park is only a few miles east of Canton, on Highway 110, just off I-20 at Exit 548.
Canton also holds The Van Zandt County Fair and Rodeo and an Annual Bluegrass Festival, which takes place in August. Canton has also been the host community for the United States Equestrian Drill Championship, which showcases top color guard and mounted drill teams from throughout the country.
We shop in Canton not only during First Monday market weekends, but at other times as well, frequenting the shops around the square downtown.
And the Paul Michael Company is a regular stop we make when shopping for home furnishings, any day of the year in Canton!
For golfing enthusiasts, located nearby Canton are the Twin Lakes Golf Course and Garden Valley Golf Resort, as well as the Van Zandt Country Club.
While visiting Canton and East Texas, you may want to take other interesting day trips in several directions:
- Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, south of Canton on Highway 19
- Gladewater - antique capitol of East Texas
- Longview - historic buildings, shopping, restaurants
- Marshall - Marshall Pottery, Railroad Museum, more
- Lake Tyler - swimming, boating, fishing, skiing close-in to Tyler
- Lake Palestine - boating, fishing, swimming, marinas, waterfront restaurants
- Toledo Bend Reservoir - boating, fishing, swimming, marinas, hiking, camping, golf, resorts, restaurants
- Grand Saline north of I20 on US80
- Jacksonville - to the south of Tyler on U.S. 69
- Love's Lookout - beautiful 30-mile vista to the East
- Brenham - College Station - Blue Bell Creamery, Antique Rose Emporium, Bluebonnet Trails, Bed and Breakfasts, vineyards, George Bush Presidential Library, Texas A&M University
For more information on attractions and cities in nearby Louisiana, visit Louisiana-Destinations.com
Downtown Edom, Texas ... just east of Canton