Union City, Tennessee
Union City, Tennessee, with a population of 10,895, is located in Obion County, TN.
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Canoeing in Big Cypress Tree State Park; image courtesy of TN State Parks
Union City Attractions:
Big Cypress Tree State Park - The park is a quaint, clean and relaxing spot to enjoy natureís purity and beauty. A variety of native wild flowers and trees may be seen such as showy evening primrose, black-eyed Susans, yellow poplar, bald cypress and dogwood. Along with plant life there is an abundance of wildlife at Big Cypress and the park is popular location for birdwatchers.
Discovery Park of America - offers visitors a world-class educational and entertainment experience inside a 100,000-square-foot museum with exhibits focused on nature, science, technology, history and art, as well as an extensively-landscaped 50-acre heritage park.
Fishing - Nearby Reelfoot State Park is best known for its fishing.
Reelfoot State Park - The park is best known for its fishing, boating and wildlife viewing. The 15,000 acre lake was created by a series of violent earthquakes in 1811-1812 that caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards for a short period of time, creating Reelfoot Lake.
Reelfoot lake is a flooded forest. While Majestic Cypress trees rise above the water, below the surface are many submerged Cypress stumps. A variety of aquatic plants and flowers occupy the shoreline and saturate the shallow water. The lake harbors almost every kind of shore and wading bird as well as golden and American bald eagles.
Union City Festivals & Special Events:
Reelfoot Arts and Crafts Festival - First weekend of October. Over 300 Exhibitors from several states and thousands of shoppers descend upon Reelfoot Lake for this three day annual event.
Reelfoot Lake Bass Tournament - held in October. Strike King Pros are in attendance for the weigh-in which is held at Blue Bank Resort.
Reelfoot Lake State Park Cookout Cruise at Caney Island - Board at RLSP boat dock for a beautiful sunset cruise across the lake and enjoying beautiful scenery & wildlife.
Docking at Caney Island for some grilling, games & gathering around the campfire.
Reelfoot Lake State Park Pelican Festival - Sunset Canoe Floats, Night Hike with Owl, Live Animals, Art Contest, Photo Contest, Duck Decoy Painting, Concrete Pelican Painting, Silent Auction, Vendors, Restaurant Tasting, Photography Tour, Campfire & Símores.