So Much to See in South Central Tennessee

Explore South Central Tennessee

The Must-Visit State Parks of South Central Tennessee

Hiking trails offer inspiring views of beautiful Tims Ford Lake.

With sleepy rivers, winding trails, and reminders of early American history, South Central Tennessee is a haven for adventure lovers like me. Much of the region’s outdoor recreation can be found within its five state parks, each of which has its own unique history and must-do activities.

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How to Take a Canoe Trip Down Tennessee’s Buffalo River

Float down the Buffalo River through South Central Tennessee.

 

From your seat at the back of the canoe,  you gaze from side to side at the green, refreshing forest that surrounds your little boat and casts shade across the calm river. A glance into the water reveals a clear view to the river’s gravel bed, as a smallmouth bass swims by.

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Discover the Only 2 GeoTours in Tennessee

Ever tried geocaching? South Central Tennessee has two GeoTours that link a series caches by themes.

Imagine traveling to a new city in search of treasure—treasure that could be as small as a pill bottle or as large as a filing cabinet. It might be hidden under a rock in a remote wilderness or beneath a mailbox on a busy street. And when you locate it, rather than taking the bounty with you, you explore its contents, log your discovery and leave it for the next treasure hunter to find.

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8 Reasons to Visit South Central Tennessee If You Love the Outdoors

Short Springs State Natural Area, just outside of Tullahoma, is popular for its abundance of spring wildflowers and beautiful waterfall hikes.

South Central Tennessee is home to some of the state’s most well-known adventures, from floating the Buffalo to biking the Natchez Trace. It also hosts some amazing hidden gems, like dozens of rushing waterfalls, five unique state parks and some of the South Central’s best fishing spots, just to name a few. If you love outdoor adventure and you’ve never explored this region, here are eight reasons it belongs on your travel list, plus recommendations on what to see and do.

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The Wine & Spirits Trail You Need to Check Out in Tennessee

No spirit tour would be complete without the pilgrimage to Lynchburg, the home of Jack Daniel’s.

If you trace the history of distilled spirits in America, at some point your path will wind through the hills and hollows of Tennessee. Since the 18the century, folks in the region have produced whiskey, but if you venture to the central part of the state you’ll also find a growing number of wineries as well as distilleries making a wide variety of spirits.

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South Central Tennessee Tourism Association

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Lewisburg, TN 37091
Phone: (931) 993-3286

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