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    • Float or Canoe Rental River Rides Lakes ParksBuffalo Buds Canoes, Kayaks and Campground – 580 Slink Shoals Rd., Linden. (931) 589-3500.
    • Buffalo Canoeing – 226 Hidden Valley Rd., Hohenwald. (800) 339-5596. www.buffalocanoeing.com.
    • Buffalo River Resort – 3520 North Hwy. 13, Lobelville. Canoes and kayak rentals available. (931) 593-2000. www.buffaloriverresort-tn.com.
    • Crazy Horse Recreational Park – 2505 Waynesboro Hwy., Waynesboro. (800) 722-5213. www.crazyhorsecanoe.com.
    • Duck River Canoe Rental – 4454 Nashville Hwy., Chapel Hill. (931) 364-2969. 
    • www.duckrivercanoerental.com.
    • Elk River Canoe Rental – 190 Smithland Rd., Kelso, off Hwy. 64 on the river. Canoeing, kayaking, tubing, primitive campsites; groups welcome. Mid-March to mid-Nov., sun up to sun down. (931) 937-6886. www.elkrivercanoes.com.
    • Faria’s Cypress Creek Marina – 342 Cypress Creek Marina Rd., Linden. (731) 847-0715.
    • Flatwoods Canoe Base – 11711 Hwy. 13 S., Flatwoods. On the Buffalo River. (931) 589-5661. www.flatwoodscanoe.com.
    • Heath’s Canoe Rental – Hwy. 13 N., Lobelville, 0n the Buffalo River. (931) 593-2306. www.canoethebuffaloriver.com.
    • Higher Pursuits – 3114 Cheeks Bend Rd., Columbia. Canoe & kayak rentals, teambuilding, tree climbing and more. (931) 840-8575. www.higherpursuits.com.
    • Kelso Canoe & Camping – 18 Kelso Smithland Rd., Kelso. Canoe rental, camping, tree houses and pavilion. (931) 703-4292. www.kelsocanoe.com.
    • Kinzer's Canoe & Camp Ground - 5490 Hwy 50 East, Centerville.  (931)797-6222.
    • Lake View Restaurant & Boat Dock – 1439 Tims Ford Dr., Winchester. Open Tues. – Sun. Jet ski, fishing and pontoon boat rentals. (931) 967-6711. www.lakeviewboatdock.com.
    • River Rat's Canoe Rental– 4361 Hwy. 431 S., Columbia, on the Duck River. Canoe & kayak rentals for individuals & groups. Guided fishing trips available. (931) 381-2278. 
    • www.riverratcanoe.com.
    • Shoal Creek Canoe Run – 470 Iron City Rd., Hwy. 227, Iron City. Canoe & kayak rental for individuals & groups. (888) CANOE-80 • (931) 845-4991.   www.shoalcreekcanoerun.com.
    • The TN Paddler – 1253 Iron Bridge Rd., Columbia. Canoe & kayak trips on Duck & Buffalo Rivers. (931) 215-4891. 
    • www.tennesseepaddler.com
    • Tims Ford Marina & RV Park 38 Marina Ln, Winchester.  Full hookups: electric/sewer/water; cabin, pontoon & canoe rentals.  Large RV park with hookups.  (931) 967-4509 www.timsfordmarina.com
    • Topsey Turvey Canoe Rental & Campground – 7902 Topsy Rd., Waynesboro. (877) 868-8078. www.topseyturveycanoe.com

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    Check back often for more information on the adventure across 13 great counties in Southern/Middle Tennessee. we partnered with www.geocaching.com  on the new Discover South Central TN GeoTour.  Download the passport here and all the gps coordinates for the geotour from geocaching.com. We have hidden great caches throughout the area.  Many of our partners range from hotels, local restaurants, unique boutiques, wineries and distilleries plus many adventours spots along trails, or at historic locations.  We are taking our time putting this great geotour together to give you a glimps of all that South Central Tennessee has to offer.  You may need your hiking boots to find some of them and plan to spend time enjoying all of our great small towns while collecting your caches. Don't forget when you find them all and send us your completed passport, we will send you a special collectors trackable Discover South Central Tennessee Geocoin.   Many of the caches are hidden with our business partners and off the beaten path.  Enjoy the beautiful back roads of Tennessee while having an adventure.  We want to thank our Business Partners for helping us make this happen.  

    We could not do this without the support of the TN Department of Tourist Development Made in Tennesseeand 13 counties in South Central Tennessee Region (Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry and Wayne).  


    When you are out on your adventure we would love for you to visit our Business Partners and thank them for participating on the Discover South Central TN GeoTour.  Don't forget to bring your passport in and when you spend the night or eat a meal or even purchase a gift with them you earn extra points.  Here is a little information on them. 

    Cliftonmarina Clifton Marina located at 111 Harbor Drive, Clifton, TN  931-676-5225 Full Service Marina with boat and slip rentals, sewer/pump-out, fuel, bathhouse, laundry, food & beer sales, public boat ramp and 75 covered slips; 16 RV sites with full hook up. 


    waynecountywelcomecenterWayne County Welcome Center located at 219 E. Broadway, Collinwood, TN  Right off the Natchez Trace Parkway and staffed by volunteers.  Come in and get all kinds of information on great things to do in Tennessee. 


     perrycountychamber Perry County Chamber of Commerce located at 215 E. Main Street, Linden, TN  Stop in and look around. Learn about the history of Perry County and pick up information of great things to do in the area and surrounding areas.  931-589-2453 www.perrycountytennessee.com 



    Mousetail Landing State Park is located at 3 Campground Road, Linden, TN  731-847-0841 On the eastern banks of the Tennessee River and near the Buffalo River.  Open 24 hours with camp sites, RV Sites, Visitors Center, bike trails, hiking trails, boating, fishing, playgrounds, picnic areas, canoe access, swimming and more. www.tnstateparks.com  


    CommodorehotelmotorcyclesdayCommodore Hotel & Cafe located at 114 E. Main Street, Linden, TN  931-589-3224. Luxury hotel in heart of downtown. Built in 1939 & restored with 11 rooms/ suites and modern amenities.  All the luxury's from the big city but in a beautiful restored old building in a small quaint town.  High end chef in the restaurant with daily specials that are out of this world.  For reservations or more information visit www.commodorelinden.com 


    fallhollowsignFall Hollow Campground, B&B and Restaurant located at 1329 Columbia Highway, Hohenwald, TN  931-796-1480. Great place right off the Natchez Trace Parkway.  Beautiful campground with full hook-ups, groomed walking trails, crystal clear spring fed creek bordering the property (fish, swim, play). Bed & Breakfast if you would rather stay in a room. A full-service Restaurant with house smoked meats, hand-cut and trimmed steaks, seafood, chicken and more. So plan to spend the week a night or have a meal, either way you will be happy you visited Fall Hollow. www.fallhollow.com 

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    Amber Falls Winery & Cellars located at 794 Ridgetop Road, Hampshire, TN 931-285-0088 Tour the Vineyards, Free wine tastings, beautiful gift shop and covered patio with plenty of seating.  Free live music on weekends and many special events throughout the year like Cajun Gumbo and more.  Open Mon-Sat 10 am - 5pm; Sun 12:30 - 5pm. Stay at the quaint private cottage fully stocked with everything you need for a romantic getaway nestled in the vineyard. For reservations or event schedule visit www.amberfallswinery.com

    Pinewoodkitchensmall Pinewood Store and Kitchen located at 4951 Highway 48 North, Nunnery, TN  931-729-4562.  This 1920's General Store & Farm to Table Restaurant is a place you want to visit.  Menu includes clean southern classics made better.  All menu items can be gluten Free also vegan options.  Free live music most weekends. Great family atmosphere and fun for everyone.  www.pinewoodstoreandkitchen.com 


    rippavillaRippavilla Plantation located at 5700 Main Street, Spring Hill, 931-486-9037. Open Mon-Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm; Sun 1-4:30 pm. Winter Hours: Dec 15-March Open Tues-Sat 10 am 4 pm - Sun 1-4pm. Come tour the beautiful Rippavilla Plantation and learn about all the history and events that have occurred.  Explore the beautiful grounds. Admission is charged.  Many events are held throughout the year so visit www.rippavilla.org  for upcoming events. Plan to have your wedding on the beautiful front lawn or down the front steps or even inside.  Many great photo opportunities.

    Our Great TN State Parks: Henry Horton State Park, Tim's Ford State Park, Mousetail Landing State Park. Old Stone Fort State Park and David Crockett State Park.  Stay at our state parks and earn points, eat at our parks and earn points or just come visit and explore the beauty of Tennessee. www.tnstateparks.com 

    Tenn South Distillery is only an hour south of Nashville, about 10 minutes from I-65, Exit 27. Come out and enjoy the beautiful countryside with no stoplights.  Free tours and tastings: Monday - Saturday from 9 am - 5 pm. Sale of spirits always available and big gift shop.  The Red Tenn South Building is on the right on 1800 Abernathy Road, Lynnville, TN.  www.tennsouthdistillery.com 

    Lynchburg Winery located at 35 Hill Street, Lynchburg offers $5 tastings but you get to keep your souvenir glass. Open Mon - Sat from 10 am - 5:30 pm; Sun 1 pm - 5 pm.  Large gift shop and lot of seating.  www.lynchburgwinery.com 

    Picker's Creek Winery located at 1986 New Columbia Highway, Lewisburg.  Free wine tastings and big gift shop with music flare, beautiful porches and areas to sit and enjoy your wine.  Open Fri 11 am - 6 pm; Sat 11 am - 6 pm; Sun Noon- 5 pm.  Various Music Events throughout the year. 

    Manchester Coffee Convention Center located at 147 Hospitality Blvd, Manchester.  Tennessee's premiere event venue offering breakout rental space for conferences, bridal events, seminars, and concert venue with up to 500 guests.  Award winning culinary team and connected to Holiday Inn Express. www.mcccc.com 

    High Cotton Vintage Furnishings located at 213 N. Spring Street in Manchester.  Open Mon - Sat from 10 am - 5 pm 931-723-0011.

    West Main Brick Oven located at 111 W. Main Street, Manchester - 931-954-5952 open daily from 11 am - 11 pm.  Great coffee shop and bakery open in the mornings till lunch then great restaurant on the other side with great pizza, Music and drinks.  www.westmainbrickoven.com  

    Smoke House Lodge & Cabins located at Interstate 24 at Exit 134 Monteagle, TN Open daily great vacation cabins with fireplace and jacuzzi, great rooms, delicious food, wonderful country store and Live Music & Entertainment Dinner and a Show every weekend.  www.thesmokehouse.com 

    Hohenwald-Lewis County Chamber of Commerce located at 31 Smith Avenue, Hohenwald 931-796-4084 Visit the great town and see the Elephant Sanctuary Visitor Center, eat at Junk Yard Dog, Tour the Lewis County Museum of Natural History, Civil War Trail, Visit the Meriwether Lewis Monument and Gravesite. www.hohenwaldlewischamber.com 

  • South Central Tennessee, located south of Nashville

    The back roads can be the best roads to find adventure.  Have you ever seen a natural bridge formation? You can at TN Fitness Spa in Waynesboro, TN.  Find American history, outdoor adventure, peace and quiet, culinary delights, charming towns and one-of-a-kind attractions just a short drive from Nashville's famous tourist destinations. Plan to come for the day or weekend we have plenty for your family to do.

    Historical civil war sites, the Natchez Trace Parkway, Free Tours at our distilleries Jack Daniel's, Prichard's Distillery, George Dickel and Tenn South Distillery or wine tastings at Beans Creek Winery, Lynchburg Winery, Pickers Creek Winery, Lexington Vineyard, Amber Falls Winery, Natchez Hills Winery, Keg Springs Winery, Grinder's Switch Winery.  Live music on weekends at various locations check out our calendar of events.

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  • Wineries * Spirits Trail

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    WINERIES - Taste the fruit of our vineyards. From Tennessee's fertile, rolling hills, winemakers have mastered the ancient art of growing grapes. The result is wine-making at its best. Don't be surprised by the variety and quality of Tennessee's wines, from sparkling champagnes to deep red merlots. For champagnes & white wines, tour and taste at Bean's Creek Winery in Mancheter, TN. If red is your weakness, head to Picker's Creek Winery in Lewisburg. Stop by Grinder's Switch Winery in Centerville for the relaxed country atmosphere. At Natchez Trace Winery in Hampshire, where you'll find dry, sweet, red and white wines. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon of wine tasting in the beautiful mountaintop setting of Amber Falls Winery and Keg Springs Winery both in the hills of Hampshire, TN where you'll find traditional reds abd whites as well as sweet fruit wines. If looking for sweet or even homemade honey visit Lexington Vineyard in Lynnville, TN.

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    DISTILLERIES- Tennessee's distilleries are as much a part of our rich history as natural beauty, great music and can-do attitude, with distilleries dating back to the 1800s. Since then, new distilleries have been popping up all over the state. Tennessee is ointernationally famous for sippin' whiskeys from Jack Daniel and George Dickel. Did you know we have a well-known rum distillery as well? Take a tour of Prichard's Distillery in Kelso, where fine whiskey and flavored rums are made. New to Lynnville, TennSouth Distillery try their hand-made small batches with unique flavors.

    We invite you to follow the South Centeal Tennessee Wine & Spirits Trail. You are certain to find a Tennessee wine or whiskey to suit every taste. Throughout the year our wineries have special music and events scheduled.

    The following South Central TN wineries & distilleries are listed east to west in the order they appear on the Wine & Spirits Trail. 

    • Beans Creek Winery – 426 Ragsdale Rd., Manchester. At I-24 (Exit 111) & Hwy. 55. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10am-6pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-7pm; Sun., 1pm-5 pm. Free tastings, music and gift shop. Visit website for events. (931) 723-2294. www.beanscreekwinery.com.

    • Big Creek Winery  -  1880 Campbellsville Rd., Pulaski, TN 38478  931-309-6987 -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    • George Dickel Distillery – 1950 Cascade Hollow Rd., Tullahoma. Free Tours: Tues.-Sat., 9am-4pm. Except holidays. Last tour starts at 3:30 PM. Visitor Center & gift shop. (931) 857-4110. www.dickel.com.
    • Lynchburg Winery – 34 Hill Street., Lynchburg. $5 Tasting and receive souvenir wine glass, open Mon - Sat., 10 am - 5:30 pm; Sun., 1- 5 pm. www.lynchburgwinery.com
    • Jack Daniels Distillery – 182 Lynchburg Hwy., Lynchburg. Oldest registered distillery in U.S. Tours: 9am-4:30pm, except holidays. (931) 759-4221. www.jackdaniels.com
    • Prichard’s Distillery – 11 Kelso-Smithland Rd., Kelso. Producers of fine rum. Free tours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm; Sat., 9am-3pm. (931) 433-5454. www.prichardsdistillery.com.
    • Lexington Vineyard – 2000 Dog Hollow Rd., Lynnville. Free tasting, open Tues.-Fri., 4-8pm; Sat. & Sun., noon-8pm. (931) 527-4011. www.lexingtonvineyard.com
    • Tenn South Distillery – 1800 Abernathy Rd, Lynnville. Free Tour and Tasting on Monday - Fri. from 10 am - 5 pm; Sat 10 am - 3 pm. Tastings anytime and sale of spirits are always available. Great gift shop. (931) 527-0027  www.tennsouthdistillery.com

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      Natchez Hills Vineyard – 109 Overhead Bridge Rd., Hampshire. Not producing wine yet but tours of the beautiful vineyard are available by appt. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Large indoor event center to enjoy primarily acoustic concerts from top artists in various music genres. (931) 285-2500. Visit website for a complete listing. www.natchezhills.com

    • Keg Spring Winery – 361 Keg Springs Rd., Hampshire. Free tastings, gift shop, outdoor covered deck. Open Wed-Sun., noon-6pm. (931) 285-0589. www.kegsprings.com.

    • Amber Falls Winery & Cellars – 794 Ridgetop Rd., Hampshire. Vineyards, free tastings, gift shop, covered outdoor sitting area, guest cottages, grills, games, music and special events. (931) 285-0088. www.amberfallswinery.com.

    • Grinder’s Switch Winery – 2119 Hwy. 50 W. Loop, Centerville. Free tastings, gift shop, cheese & bread available for purchase. Outdoor covered sitting area. Open Sun.-Thurs., noon-5pm; Fri. & Sat., 10am-6pm. Visit website for listing of music events. www.gswinery.com.

    • Southern Pride Distillery - 108 Smith Mill Road, Fayetteville.  Hours are Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm and 8 am to 2 pm on Saturdays.  Free tours.  Phone: (931) 433-9137

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