Union City is a perfect escape to the great outdoors. At the foot of Reelfoot Lake, there are plenty of activities for the entire family. You’ll find yourself in the controversial town of Union City, home of the stolen courthouse. Generations have passed down the story of how the citizens of Union City captured the county seat from the town of Troy—which was designated the Obion County seat in 1823—with the help of Civil War hero Davy Crockett. Tiptonville, Tennessee, is located on the western shore of Reelfoot Lake. The lake is believed to be a product of a powerful earthquake that shook the foundation around the early 1800s.
Whether you enjoy fishing, hunting, or bird-watching, this respite is the place to be. Of course, if you enjoy great food in a peaceful setting, you won’t be disappointed, either. Tiptonville is home to a number of fun, family-oriented lodging destinations, as well as a place where outdoors-people seem to flock. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Memphis. Each Day Trip includes, destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.
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