198 & Highway 175
Mabank, TX 75147
Phone: (903) 887-0680
Fax: (903) 887-0464
Situated on more than 100 acres of native Texas land, the East Texas Arboretum includes formal gardens, the historic circa 1850 Wofford House Museum, historic Discovery Barn, Little Red School House, a replica of an 1870's schoolhouse; a children's play garden, demonstration windmill and pond, bee hives, a bat house and a wooded nature area with more than two miles of naturalistic hiking trails.
Built for Henry F. Blackwell, an early Canton merchant and former County Sheriff, this magnificent house is the oldest home in Canton and features numerous original furnishings, mementos, and photographs from early Canton's history.
This 1,533-acre park includes 355-acre Putis Creek Lake. Reservoir is stocked with Florida Largemouth bass, channel catfish, cooper-nose bluegills, and redear sunfish.
Home to hundreds of exotic animals, this 1,430 acre refuge was founded by children's author Cleveland Amory and offers a safe haven for many animals including elephants, burros, and chimpanzees.
Nestled in the heart of 85 beautiful acres is the 50,000-sq.ft. civic and conference center. Facilities include 25-meter pool, whirlpool, sauna, weight room, racquetball courts, tennis courts, two fishing ponds, walking/jogging trail, and 18-holedisc golf course.