Welcome to 2023! We’ve made it through the holiday season, created memories with family and friends, and savored every festive treat along the way. January 1 is a time to set new goals, expand our horizons, and look forward into a new year full of unlimited possibilities. Let us help you celebrate the gift of a another year with some adventurous New Year's Resolutions you can fulfill right here in Lincoln Parish!
Visit all of our museums.
Did you know that Lincoln Parish houses 4 museums? Lincoln Parish Museum, the North Louisiana Military Museum, Autrey House Museum and the Eddie G Robinson Museum are great assets to our community. Whether you take the family or go alone, the history behind these exhibits is filled with fascinating tales of events, people, and buildings that had a part in creating the community we enjoy today! Make a goal to visit one museum a month and you’re finished by April!
Drink your way through our coffee trail.
Other people might be giving up caffeine for the new year but we say DRINK MORE by drinking locally. Make a goal to grab your morning joe from local coffee shops this year. When you support local, you are investing in the families of Lincoln Parish and helping our community grow! Don’t know where to start? Read up on our Coffee Trail here!
Visit a local restaurants.
2023 is the perfect opportunity to explore all of Lincoln Parish’s local restaurants. Whether you dine in or take out, alone or with family and friends, make it a point to visit all of our one-of-a-kind restaurants throughout the year. Take a look at our restaurant list (link to page) for a head start. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a new local favorite or dish!
Get active outdoors at one of our community parks.
Many people make it a goal to be more active in the new year. Did you know that Lincoln Parish has multiple trails, parks, and paths for you to fulfill all your 2023 health and wellness goals! Start by exploring Lincoln Parish Park or go on a walk through the Rock Island Greenway. Make it a family affair by taking your kids to play on one of the many playgrounds we have throughout the parish! Whatever your adventure level is, Ruston & Lincoln Parish is a beautiful place to explore.
Plan a staycation using one of our itineraries.
Do you have budget goals for the year? Why don’t you plan a staycation in Lincoln Parish and use one of our itineraries to help you plan! From attractions to dining, the Experience Ruston website can help you figure out what new places and experiences you can do right here in Lincoln Parish. What better way to vacation on a budget than to explore your own community!
Born and raised in North Louisiana, Emily Stogner considers Ruston her hometown. She is a wife and mom of 3 kids (including a pair of cuddly identical twin boys), a lovable dog, and a cat that tolerates her. Emily loves to dream of new places to experience and exotic foods to eat. As Director of Marketing and Communications, Emily supports the President/CEO of Experience Ruston in implementing new marketing plans and content strategies to help promote Ruston/Lincoln Parish as a premier tourist destination.