The hill country of Tennessee is perfect for hiking and spending time among the beauty of the forest. These hiking trails offer a variety of wildlife in their natural environment to capture on camera.
In 1838, John Bell led a group of Cherokees west on the Trail of Tears. Visible today is the place where they crossed Shoal Creek and passed through what is now David Crockett State Park. Follow this part of the historic trail to experience this sad chapter in America's history.
This 1.7 mile hike is on natural surfaces and designated as moderate difficulty. The David Crockett Museum is at the end of the trail, featuring displays and information about Crockett's inventions and political contributions. The cold, clear water running through the shoals make beautiful ripples and falls.
This one is super short and suitable for all hikers, including the little ones. Stroll through the beauty of the Tennessee landscape from David Crockett State Park cabins. You're likely to spot some of the park's long-time residents: white-tailed deer and wild turkeys. In the fall, the vibrant foliage is an extra treat.
In addition to the relaxing beauty of nature, this area of Tennessee has all types of activities for visitors of all ages. Watersports, camping, and country dining in nearby towns will add to your vacation experience. David Crockett State Parks hotels can be found all around the area.
This 35-acre lake abounds with bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. Rent one of many David Crockett State Park cabins and cook up some Southern-style catfish in your own kitchen. Row boats for boating and fishing are available for rent year round.
Located in nearby Eagleville, this family farm and petting zoo offers a pleasant morning or afternoon for the whole family. Check out the baby animal area and feed the farm animals in the petting zoo. Older children will find the Corn Maze Challenge an adventure. And don't forget to sample the home-made kettlecorn.
The Amish community is a vital part of this part of Tennessee. Take a guided tour of this often secluded community and learn about the history and lifestyle of the Amish people. The tour includes stops in local shops around the Ethridge area.