Jul 30, 2021

Time To Pay Your Dues

PLTL annual fees are due in July.

If you haven’t yet paid – please consider that your fees are used to support tourist activities and our website. PLTL membership is an inexpensive way to keep your business name out there showing support for the Paris Landing area.  Just last month we had almost 2,000 tourists and out of town guests visit the website to help plan their visits to our area.  

 Your annual $100 business fee includes advertising as described at http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/p/about.html   

 Individual fees of $25 or $50 for a family include having your name listed as a supporter.

Click here for an application form.

Please print and mail application to:

160 Shady Hill Drive, Buchanan, TN 38222


Thank you for your support.  

We can’t do this without you.

Jul 19, 2021

Welcome New PLTL Member


Paris-Henry County Heritage Center


614 N. Poplar St., Paris, TN 38242
731-642-1030
Website:  http://www.phchc.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ParisHenryCountyHeritageCenter



The Paris-Henry County Heritage Center is a non-profit, local history museum located in Paris, Tennessee. It houses and displays local history dating back to the early years of Paris and the county. Paris is the oldest city in West Tennessee and has a rich past and has always served as a hub for shopping, banking and cultural events. The Center is located in the former home and mansion of O.C.
Barton and it is named Cavitt Place. O.C Barton was a highly successful businessman at the turn of the Century when the Industrial Revolution that prompted an evolution of lifestyle changed the way people lived. For the wealth and success of the great entrepreneurs of the day, this period was aptly given the name of The Gilded Age. Cavitt Place is located on historic Poplar Street that is lined with well -maintained palatial homes of a variety of architectural styles, beautiful craftsman construction and beautiful lines and detail grace these handsome homes.

Take a stroll down North Poplar Street leading off the Courthouse square.  We're minutes away on foot. We are open Thursday through Sunday 10-4 and on Sunday 1-4. We look forward to your visit!

Great special occasions start here. Our facility is available for you to rent for your next special occasion any time and any day of the week, we can accommodate.




The mission of the Heritage Center is to help the diverse community of Henry County, Tennessee, better understand its past. The center collects, preserves and interprets historic artifacts, documents, photographs and other materials. The museum educates the public through exhibits, programs, publications, technology, oral history and other activities.


Jul 14, 2021

Membership Fees Are Due




Just a gentle reminder that PLTL annual fees are due in July.

If you haven’t yet paid – please consider that your fees are used to support tourist activities and our website. PLTL membership is an inexpensive way to keep your business name out there showing support for the Paris Landing area.  Just last month we had almost 2,000 tourists and out of town guests visit the website to help plan their visits to our area.  

 Your annual $100 business fee includes advertising as described at http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/p/about.html   

 Individual fees of $25 or $50 for a family include having your name listed as a supporter.

Click here for an application form.

Please print and mail application to:

160 Shady Hill Drive, Buchanan, TN 38222


Thank you for your support.  

We can’t do this without you.

Jul 12, 2021

FerrySTOC 2021

FerrySTOC returned to  Paris Landing KOA campground for a four day group ride and sightseeing trip in Henry Co. and joining Counties.

Hope to see everyone in 2022.























Jul 3, 2021

Fireworks In The Park

 Celebrate the 4th of July

Paris Landing State Park
Water, picnicking and fireworks.
For more information call 641-4465





Jul 1, 2021

July IS PLTL Membership Month

The mission of the PLTL is to promote tourism to the area of Paris Landing and Henry County, Tennessee via Facebook and our website/calendar of events and by helping to organize events in the Paris Landing area.  


This is done without any grant money or government funding.  The PLTL is self-funded.  All monies come from membership fees, donations, events we sponsor or help sponsor, and fund raisers.  Therefore, your membership and donations are greatly appreciated. 


Want to help? Please join us.


Annual Membership Fees

Businesses $100 (see below for benefits)


Don't own a business, we are happy for your individual support.

Individual supporter: $25          Family supporters: $50


Click here for an application form.

Please print and mail application to:

160 Shady Hill Drive, Buchanan, TN 38222


Business Membership benefits include the following:


On our website at:  visitparislanding.com

  • Front page alphabetical listing with a link to your website.

  • Front page top right corner ad space, ad or logo with website link - rotates weekly through alphabetical listing of members.
  • Inclusion on Business Directory page with information about your business.
  • Your ad or logo with website link is also included on the Events Schedule page.  Every week ads are rotated to the top of the list.
  • Members are encouraged to submit photos and brief articles about their business that would be of interest to tourist. Links to websites are included.


On Facebook:  


Over the years, we have been proud and happy to assist/participate in/ support or sponsor the following events.

Annual Paris Landing Fire Department Easter Egg Hunt

Tournament "Dodgeball"

Catfish Quest Tournament

Car Show

West Tennessee Open Golf Tournament

Annual Boss Hoss BBQ Cook Off

Annual Ferry STOC Motor Cycle Ride

Wounded Warriors Bass Tournament

Sealey's Outdoor Big Bass Splash

Annual Paul Steele / Johnny Johnson Memorial Bass Tournament

Tour de Paris Landing Bike Race

Henry County Fair BBQ Cook Off 2 years

Downtown Paris BBQ Cook Off 1 year

Downtown Paris Christmas Parade

Annual Bass Tournament Release Boat

Annual Battle of Paris Landing Living History & Chili Cook-Off 2014 thru 2018

Light Up The Lake at Paris Landing State Park

New Year's Eve Dance

Paris Landing State Park Halloween Party 2018, 2019

Santa's Night Of Lights Holiday Event 2018 - 2020

Vend at Piney Campgrounds Camper Fair 2018 - 2020


Your membership and donations

are greatly appreciated.



Jun 27, 2021

Battle of Paris Landing and Living HIstory

 October 15, 16, and 17, 2021

6th Annual Battle of Paris Landing & Living History

Paris Landing State Park - Sponsored by The Paris Landing Tourism League


Watch this website or  the PLTL Facebook page for updates. 


Vendor Form



Jun 26, 2021

6th Annual Battle of Paris Landing & Living History

 October 15, 16, and 17, 2021

Paris Landing State Park - Sponsored by The Paris Landing Tourism League


Watch this website or  the PLTL Facebook page for updates. 


Vendor Form



Piney Campers Fair, LBL

 

Sep 15-19, 2021

Piney Campers Fair, LBL
621 Fort Henry Rd., Dover, TN  37058


The PLTL will have a booth at the Piney Camp Ground at LBL,Campers Fair this year.   The PLTL will be there September 18 and September 19 vending our Special Recipe Chili.  

The Campers’ Fair offers the newest in RVs, camping equipment, golf carts and boats. The event is free and open to everyone. Campers can come out and have a great time with fellow enthusiasts. If you’re thinking about getting into camping, or upgrading what you have, Campers’ Fair is the perfect place to check out the different types of gear available.

Campers and visitors can enjoy a variety of entertainment including games and music. The flea market will include arts, crafts, and other items for sale. Piney Campground campers will have access to the event, all week, including live music on Friday and Saturday nights.




Jun 20, 2021

Tennessee River Jam A Great Success

 


A HUGE crowd has gathered for tonight's Tennessee River Jam performances at Paris Landing State Park. On tap tonight is Diamond Rio, Darryl Worley, Johnny Mac and 24 Seven. (April Moore photo).

Jun 3, 2021

FerrySTOC 12

 


FerrySTOC 12 was this past weekend.  Hosted by Paris Landing/Kentucky Lake KOA and Sponsored by the Paris Landing Tourism League, 20+ riders were provided with pie and ice cream Friday night, a big breakfast on Saturday and a big dinner Saturday night. 

FerrySTOC is a long distance, cross country motorcycle group that comes to Paris Landing to travel over a mapped out area which includes ferries to cross our local waterways. The weather was fantastic, so the riders were on the road a lot more than usual.  

We look forward to seeing them again in 2022!  


May 25, 2021

STEADY PROGRESS AT THE LODGE AT PARIS LANDING

 From radionNWTN


By Shannon McFarlin News Director

Buchanan, Tenn.–Construction at The Lodge at Paris Landing is progressing rapidly– and looking good–as shown from these views taken from the water by Vicky Sinclair of Paris.

Once completed, each room and suite will have a scenic view of the water. The project is still on target for completion by the fall of 2021.

The facility will feature a dining area, swimming pool, fire pits, suites and more.

Continue reading at https://www.radionwtn.com/2021/05/25/steady-progress-at-the-lodge-at-paris-landing/?fbclid=IwAR2Hxc0G3q1dL7RpvjSZl7o9iw1oa-8hq8eQSMNPputr1Qq2ywQ-c93qpr4

Partnership brings 300,000 Florida bass to Kentucky Lake

 

From WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News

Henry County and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency partnered to place 300,000 Florida bass fingerlings in the Paris Landing State Park.

“The purpose of this is to help the quality of the fishery. It will help the fishery to become stronger, have better bass. They will interbreed with the northern strain bass that we have and make a heartier species in the area,” said Drew Williams, with the Henry County Tourism Authority.

Henry County contributed $50,000 and Benton County contributed $25,000 for the fish.

Monday, the first batch of 150,000 fish were placed in the lake. The rest will be placed in a few days in different areas of the lake.

Continue reading at https://www.wbbjtv.com/2021/05/24/partnership-brings-300000-florida-bass-to-kentucky-lake/pic/496301/

May 11, 2021

HENRY COUNTY FAIR TO RETURN IN FULL FORCE AUGUST 7-14

 From radioNWTN:


The 2021 Fair will run from August 7 through 14 and will return will a Carnival and many exciting events, some old and some new:  The Junior Livestock programs, 4-H Country Ham program, exhibits of crafts,  USA Pullers Tractor Pull, Demolition Derby, Chopped Fair Style, Bar-B-Que Cook-off, Skillet Toss.  That’s just to name a few.   

The 2020 Fair was an abbreviated event, with minimal activities and no carnival due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizers noted that animals are being raised, crafts are being made, photos are being taken, canning will be started soon; all in preparation for the Fair and “We can’t wait.”

Henry County UT Extension Director Michele Atkins said the Henry County 4-H Country Ham program is ongoing and the Ham Weigh-in was held recently, with sponsorship from Clifty Farms. She noted the Steer Weigh-in also was held in April. She said the county’s 4-H kids are ready and excited for the fair.

The announcement of the Fair Book dedication will be announced later.

 To continue story click here.

Apr 28, 2021

Help Document Rare Bird Species

 


Sixteen Willets were sighted on our park this Saturday, April 24th!
Willets are a rare sighting for our area. They are a large shorebird from the family, Scolopacidae. They get their name from their pill-will-willet call.
Like Killdeer, Willets will pretend to be disabled by pretending they have a broken wing to draw attention to themselves and lure predators away from their young or their eggs. They typically feed along sandy beaches, mudflats, marshes, and rocky coasts. They typically winter on both coasts but, breed primarily in freshwater habitats of the western states and provinces. They typically migrate with very few stops until they reach their destination, but severe weather probably grounded them in our area on Saturday. Photo Credit by Andrew Lydeard.
If you would like to document a rare species in our area please contact Park Ranger, Gina Lowry at regina.lowry@tn.gov.

Apr 21, 2021

PARIS LANDING STATE PARK ACHIEVES PLATINUM STATUS, HONORED BY STATE

 From Shannon Mcfarlin and RADIONWTN.COM

This is great news. Paris Landing State Park is one of only 10 state parks that have achieved platinum status from the state. Paris Landing's achievements include restoring 25 acres of grassland, maintaining a pollinator garden, increasing energy efficiency, have Clean Marina certification, had an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary certification at the golf course; composted food waste on the site; maintained habitat boxes for songbirds, wood ducks, and osprey; participated in the Tennessee State Parks Honey Project. Good job by the Park Manager Zach Tinkle and park personnel.

Get all the details by clicking here.

Apr 19, 2021

Oldies But Goodies


2006 Original PLTL Officers - Left to right:  Darlene Jenson (The Reel Inn), Leisa Dodd (Riverland Realty), Barry Raidt (Eagle Nest), Beverly Wallace (Hooks & Horns).  We don't know the identity of the lady on the far right.

A big shout out to Toni Marshall for sharing PLTL photos dating back to 2006.  She had many photos from our first Boss Hoss Rallys and the Big Cat Quests.  

We've added these photos to our album page on Facebook and most of them have been popping up as new posts.  Hope you'll take a tour down memory lane.


Apr 15, 2021

Tennessee River Jam

 

Click on image to enlarge.

Change To Monthly Meetings

Due to Covid, the monthly PLTL meetings are being changed as follows:

Officers of the PLTL meet on the second Tuesday of every month.  If you have an idea or event that we can assist with, or if you have questions, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact us at visitparislanding@yahoo.com or call Sara Sutherland, President at 731-819-6362.  



Happy Anniversary To Us

April 20th is the 15th Anniversary of the Paris Landing Tourism League!

Our mission has always been to promote tourism to the area of Paris Landing and Henry County, Tennessee.  Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and followers; since 2006 we have been able to assist / participate in, support or sponsor many events that attract visitors and tourists to our area.   Along the way we have made a lot of new friends, had some great adventures and lots of fun.  Thanks for all the memories. Here's to another 15 years!