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7 Amazing Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Ruston, LA

April 13, 2021Written by: AJR Staff

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Love the outdoors? The tall pines and clear lakes of Ruston and Lincoln Parish are calling. North Louisiana has miles of trails worth exploring, a terrain made for mountain biking, and pine needle paths for strolling. You’ll discover countless species of birds along the way and catch more than your fair share of fish. In town, the vibrant art [...]

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Plan Your Ruston Staycation

February 23, 2021Written by: Tori Davis

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Everyone needs an escape, but you don’t have to travel far to find yours. Outdoor adventure, unique shopping, local flavor, and a thriving arts culture are practically in your backyard. Here’s a look at what to do, see, and eat in the area. For an unforgettable getaway, make yourself at home in Ruston! Do  [...]

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Why You Should Spend Your Vacation Days Locally

January 26, 2021Written by: Two Upright Tray Tables

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The high price of travel is one of the main reasons people don't use all of their vacation days. Vacation days are part of your salary, though. If you don't use them, you're giving money back to your employer and wearing yourself [...]

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Pet-Friendly Guide to Ruston

August 3, 2020Written by: Joanna Calhoun

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**Before visiting, we encourage you to check with individual businesses on any potential changes to their availability and/or hours. Rest assured that Experience Ruston is working closely with our partners to ensure your safety and health is the top priority.** It’s a given — you love being with your pets, and they definitely love being with you. But what happens wh [...]

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5 Reasons to Visit Lincoln Parish Park

June 30, 2020Written by: Michael Stogsdill Bricker

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1. Have a Family Outing Looking for a family activity that gets your crew out of the house and away from your screens? Plan an adventure at Lincoln Parish Park! Discover some of the hidden spots along the trails, plan a scavenger hunt, or just take a walk around the lake. The park is an ideal setting for getting back to the basics and reconnecting as a family.&nbs [...]

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4 Kid-Friendly Hiking and Biking Trails in Ruston

December 18, 2019Written by: Michael Stogsdill Bricker

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Sometimes you just have to look away from the screen, get out from behind the desk, and spend some quality time with the family. An inexpensive and fun way to do that is to go to a local park and explore the beautiful foliage around Ruston! Here are 4 perfect and kid-friendly hiking and biking spots in our city. [...]

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American Crappie Trail National Championship comes to North Louisiana

March 4, 2019Written by: Travis Napper, CDME

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The best crappie fishermen from across America will be in the area to try to take home the title of National Champions. March 28-30 the American C [...]

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10 Reasons to Get Outside in Lincoln Parish

March 20, 2018Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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Located in the center of North Louisiana, the city of Ruston is surrounded by tall pine trees, gorgeous state parks, and fish-filled bodies of water. Louisiana didn’t get the title of "Sportsman’s Paradise" without being a prime location for outdoor recreation and adventure, and Lincoln Parish is no exception.  In the area, you’ll find a wide variety of outdo [...]

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