Northwest Tennessee 2009 Fall Foliage Travel and Tourism Info

Thanks to Garry Mason of Northwest TN Tourism for providing this most helpful information.

Foliage.org: Are there areas, vistas, scenic lookouts or other destinations within Northwest Tennessee that are known for their uniquely beautiful autumn foliage displays?

Yes. Several overlooks in and around Kentucky Lake provide breath taking
veiws of fall foliage. Nathan Bedford Forrest near Camden TN, Paris Landing
State Park near Paris TN, Reelfoot Lake near Tiptonville TN and Natchaz
Trace State part near I-40 are just a few places that you can visit during
the fall to veiw wonderful senic areas.

Foliage.org: What are the local and regional roads or highways that are favorite scenic routes for Fall tourists?

Hwy 79 east out of Paris TN, Hwy 641 Out of Camden TN, Hwy 22 out of Union City and Martin TN, and hwy 45 from Milan Tn to Martin TN

Foliage.org: What festivals or other public events are taking place during the 2009 Fall foliage season?

October

Reelfoot Lake Arts & Crafts Festival – 1st weekend with an October Date,
Call 731-885-7295 for more info. Reelfoot Lake Waterfowl Festival-. 2nd
weekend of October,Located in Samburg TN Hundreds of people interested in
the world of waterfowling will visit Reelfoot Lake on this special weekend.
Competition duck and goose calling events will be held for both adults and
juniors. If you love waterfowl boats, retreiving dogs, art/craft
collectibles, camouflage and the ring of high pitched duck calls this is the
place to me!

Event: Octoberfest. Date: October 1st (1st Sat. in Oct.) Place: Holy Cross
Catholic Church Sponsor: Holy Cross Catholic Church. Contact: Phone: (731)
642-4681. Activities: Games, Booths, Authentic German music and food, Arts & Crafts

Reelfoot Lake Fall Color Boat Cruises – Oct. thru Nov. Weekends Only, Call
731-253-7756 or 731-253-9652 for more info.

Crockett County Harvest Highway Yard Sale. . More than 30 miles of “Harvest
Highway” and you can shop at yard sales all along the way! The route runs
along Hwy 79 between Gadsden and Bells, Hwy 88 between Bells and Alamo, Hwy 54 between Alamo and Maury City and Hwy 189 between Maury City and Friendship, TN. Great prices on clothing, jewelry, housewares, tools,
furniture, crafts, food and much more! For more info call Crockette County
Chamber of Commerce, 731-696-5120.

Reelfoot Lake Arts and Crafts Show. First week-end in October, 2005. There
will be 400 booths providing thousands of items for you to buy or just
browse and look. Located on hwy 22/21 on the west side of Reelfoot Lake near the State Park Vistor’s Center. For more info call: 731-253-7276.

Annual Fire Prevention Fall Festival – Greenfield, TN. (731) 235-2645 Events
include: fire department and rescue squad equipment on display, Civil War
display, jaws of life display, medical and military helicopters on display,
fire truck rides, sidewalk sale a parade, a carnival and a 5K run.

November

Event: Eagles arrive at Reelfoot Lake as well as winter populations of
waterfowl in and around Northwest TN.

Foliage.org: Are there historic or cultural sites that are popular destinations for Fall foliage travelers? What are they?


Natan Bedford Forrest, Natchaz Trace in Benton County, Fort Donelson over in Stewart County

Foliage.org: What are some other popular tourist attractions for autumn travelers to Northwest Tennessee. What are some of the less well known,but much loved local attractions?

The TN River Pearl Farm and Museum near Camden TN, The Teapot Museum in Trenton TN, and Reelfoot Lake in Tiptonville TN.

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Foliage.org: Are there favorite destinations for history, literature, architecture buffs, or antique collectors? What are they?

Several Antique Stores in and near the region include Hazel KY near Paris TN

Foliage.org: What are some favorite destinations or activities of families traveling during the Fall travel season?

Camping, Fishing , Golf, Hiking,Hunting, Horseback Riding, just to mention a few. Paris Landing StatePark, Nathan Bedford State Park both located on KY Lake and Gibson County Lake offers some of the best fishing in the south. Land Between the Lakes national park is the largest national park east of the Mississippi River and lays just to east only a few miles away from Northwest TN.

Foliage.org: What are some helpful resources for discovering local inns,bed and breakfasts, lodges, boutique hotels, and other local lodging and dining?

Websites about the area include www.northwesttntourism.com and
www.reelfootlakeoutdoors.com
Local county chambers of commerse can also be very helpfull.
Paris Henry county chamber at 731-642-3431, Benton County Chamber at
731-584-8395 and Reelfoot Lake Toueism at 731-253-2007

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