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Church members enjoy a visit to Reelfoot Lake State Park

By Lilly Morefield

Tiptonville - On Sunday August 23, members of Milburn Baptist Church took a trip to Reelfoot Lake.

The group first stop was at Ryan's Restaurant in Union City for lunch. They then traveled to Tiptonville,Tennessee and enjoyed the day on Reelfoot Lake.

While on the trip they group enjoyed a stop at the Visitors Center and taking a Scenic Pontoon Boat Tour.

While on a Boat Tours visitors can learn about the history and wonders of Reelfoot Lake. In addition to seeing a variety of flowers along the shore and the lake's beautiful water lilies, many birds can be seen. These may include Great Blue Herons, ducks and the occasional eagle soaring above. The cruises depart daily from the visitor center. A stop on historic Caney Island Indian Mound provides picnic tables and primitive restrooms. The tour is approximately three hours long.

Reelfoot Lake State Park is located in the northwest corner of Tennessee and is noted 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.

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