Scenic Trails * Drives * Biking

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1) BAKERS BLUFF-HICKMAN CO. – Scenic view along the Natchez Trace Pkwy that overlooks the Duck River & farmland.

2) BUFFALO RIVER TRAIL RIDE INC. – 5929 Bromley Cemetery Rd., Waynesboro. Week-long or 3-day weekend rides available April, June, July & Oct: bring your own horse. Primetime camping, sites with electricity & bathhouses. Open May – Nov. (931) 722-9170. www.brtr.com 

3) BUFORD MCCORD PARK – 5432 Hwy 100, Lyles. Community Park with walking trails, playground equipment, and shelters. (931) 670-0435

4) CEDAR GROVE IRON FURNACE – South of Hwy. 412 W., Linden. Last remaining double-stack iron furnace on the Western Highland Rim. It was shelled by Union troops in the Civil War. Directions: www.tnvacation.com 

5) CHICKASAW TRACE PARK – 1415 New Hwy. 7, Santa Fe Pk, Columbia. Wilderness hiking trails wind around the Duck River bottomlands. (931) 375-6103, Mountain Bike (MTB) and hiking trail. www.columbiacyclingclub.com/mtb_park.asp 

6) COLUMBIA CYCLING CLUB – 1116 W. 7th St., PMB 127, or The Wheel at 11 Public Sq., Columbia. (931)381-3225. www.columbiacyclingclub.com 

7) CORNERSVILLE “CALABOOSE PARK” – Water Street, Cornersville. Community Park with playground and picnic area.

8) DEEP SOUTH OUTDOORS – On Carter Mtn. south of Winchester. Breath-taking trail system for wagons, ho rseback riding & ATVs. All skill levels. (256) 677-1799. www.deepsouthoutdoors.com 

9) FALL HOLLOW FALLS TRAIL – Just north of the US 412 intersection on the Natchez Trace Parkway. A path and a set of wooden bridges take you across the small creeks before they begin their tumbling descent. The easy part of the path ends at an observation.

10) HARVEY’S GARDEN – 809 S. College St., Winchester. Walk through the paths of beautiful flowers and bushes.

11) JACKSON FALLS-HICKMAN CO. – Historic rest stop on the Natchez Trace Pkwy near Shady Grove.

12) JERRY DIXON WALKING TRAIL – River Park, Centerville. A walking trail next to the scenic Duck River. (931) 729-4246.

13) JOHN NOEL NATURAL AREA – Old Hwy 46, Bon Aqua. 1 mile walking trial on land that was once the site of the Bon Aqua Springs Hotel in the 19th and 20th centuries. (615) 532-0431.

14) LADY’S BLUFF NATURE TRAIL – A foot trail maintained by the TVA offering a spectacular view of the Tennessee River at its terminus. Round trip 2.7 miles, parking available at trail head. For a map visit: http://www.tnvacation.com/vendors/ladys_bluff_nature_trail.

15) MOUSETAIL LANDING STATE PARK – The park has one day-use, three-mile trail. There is one overnight, eight-mile trail with two screened shelters. These backcountry shelters have plywood bunks and each shelter sleeps eight people. There are biking trails in the park as well for mountain bikes. For more information, please contact Mousetail Landing State Park directly at (731) 847-0841.

16) NATCHEZ TRACE PKWY – 444 mile National Park Service Parkway preserves numerous historic sites related to the exploration & settlement of what is now the Southern U.S. Wayside exhibits, hiking trails, & bike route available. (800)305-7417. www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm 

17) NATCHEZ TRACE WILDERNESS PRESERVE – 1363 Napier Rd., Hohenwald. Off Natchez Trace Parkway between mile marker 380 and 381. Nestled on a beautiful preserve on over 830 acres with many amenities for the young & young at heart. (931) 796-3211.

18) NATURE TRAIL WALKS – Lewis Co. – Devil’s Backbone State Natural Area & Meriwether Lewis National Park on the Natchez Trace Pkwy.

19) ROCK CREEK PARK – 101 Old Farmington Rd., Lewisburg. Park offers a greenway, picnic areas and seasonal farmers market. Local festivals are held at this park.

20) RUTLEDGE FALLS – 1289 Rutledge Falls Rd., Tullahoma. Take a short, easy walk to the top, then head down the natural stone “steps” to the base of the falls. A striking statue called “The Lady of the Falls” is in the middle of the forest. (931) 454-9446.

21) SHORT SPRINGS STATE NATURAL AREA – 2250 Short Springs Rd., Tullahoma. Located 3 miles west on Country Club Dr. off Hwy 55. 420-acre preserve known for variety of wildfl owers. Take the hiking trail and experience 3 waterfalls: Machine Falls, Upper Busby Falls and Lower Busby Falls. (931) 455-2648.

22) SOUTHPORT SALTPETER CAVE – 2171 Mack Benderman Rd., Culleoka. One of the largest in Middle TN. During Civil War it was mined for nitrate to use in making gun powder. Tours by appt. (931) 379-4404.

23) SPRING HILL BATTLEFIELD – 3331 Denning Lane, Spring Hill. This farmland became a Civil War battlefi eld. Confederates led by Generals Hood, Forrest, Cleburne, and Brown fought the Federals here, but Union and his 25,000 men were able to slip away. Stop and walk through part of the 110-acre battlefi eld, preserved & protected by the Civil War Preservation Trust.

24) STILLHOUSE HOLLOW FALLS TRAIL – is a 90-acre state natural area located approximately 10 miles southwest of Mt. Pleasant, TN on U.S. Hwy 43. The Natural area parking area is on the right once you have passed over the Judge Workman Bridge. The natural area is named for its most signifi cant feature, Stillhouse Falls, which can be seen by walking approx 2/3 of a mile along the trail.

25) STONE BRIDGE PARK & VISITOR CENTER – 2061 Thornton Taylor Pkwy. (Hwy. 64 Bypass), Fayetteville. A replica of the uniquely engineered old stone bridge which spanned the Elk River from 1861-1969 & the Lancaster Cabin, circa 1791, are focal points of the park. (931) 433-6059

26) TN FITNESS SPA – 299 Natural Bridge Park Rd., Waynesboro. See the only known double-span natural bridge formation in the world & natural “ice cave” where it’s 58° year-round. (800) 235-8365. www.tfspa.com 

27) TREASURES & MORE ON HWY 64 – Start in any of these counties – Wayne, Lawrence, Giles, Lincoln or Franklin – & travel David Crockett Pkwy. (Hwy. 64) for over 100 sites to see, eat, sleep & enjoy.

28) WALKING TOURS OF THE HISTORIC HOMES OF FAYETTEVILLE – 208 Elk Ave. S. Fayetteville. (931) 433-1234. www.fayettevillelincolncountychamber.com 

29) WALLS OF JERICHO STATE NATURAL AREA – From U.S. Hwy. 64 W. go approx. 1.2 miles, turn L onto TN Hwy. 16 S. for 16 miles. This rock feature, part of a 754-acre SNA forms a huge, bowl shaped amphitheatre surrounded by steep 200-ft. sheer rock walls.

30) WINCHESTER RACEWAY – 200 Fairground St, Winchester 931-968-4949 winchesterspeedway.net 

31) WOOLY’S OFF-ROAD PARK – 2000 Mooresville Rd., Lynnville. Open weekends & holidays, 8am-5pm. $15 per person. (931) 703-3129. www.woolysoffroad.com 

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