The area around Carthage is dotted with cultural and natural attractions, from big-ticket tourist hotspots to still-undiscovered gems. If you're looking for other places to check out, you'll find Joaquin, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northwest, and Center 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north.
While you are on holiday in Carthage, why not see Marshall. Approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) away, this regional transport and shopping hub is home to East Texas University, Starr Family Home State Historic Site and Texas State Technical College. If you have time to spare, check out Texas and Pacific Railway Museum, Harrison County Historical Museum and Oak Lawn Municipal Golf Course before heading back to Carthage.
If the weather keeps you indoors, take a trip to Piney Woods' history museums.
Water-based sports are a common pastime here. Don't miss the opportunity to go canoeing or fishing; this region has some great areas for it.
Even the best vacation can't go on forever, so when it's time return home, you'll find the nearest major airport in Longview, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest.