Waterfalls, Bluegrass, Romance & History

Upper Cumberland

The beauty of the Upper Cumberland calls out to the need for adventure. You’ll find it across the Cumberland Plateau, along wild rivers, in our grassroots music and among the stories of our heroes and statesmen.

Have you ever seen a picture you wish you could jump into? In the Upper Cumberland region of Middle Tennessee, you can bring that photo to life. The Upper Cumberland brims with geological, botanical and scenic wonders.

Ride horseback alongside rushing whitewater. Find a perfect picnic spot. Delve into histories of local heroes. Shop for antiques. Catch a Broadway play in the intimate Cumberland County Playhouse. Enjoy a private tasting at DelMonaco Winery & Vineyard. Do something unheard of such as attend a concert in a cave.

The Upper Cumberland speaks of a simpler time. Rustic Standing Stone State Park hosts the National Rolley Hole Marble Championship. The Muddy Pond Mennonite community mercantile offers delectable home-canned goods. The Upper Cumberland Quilt Trails beautiful countryside shows off historic barns displaying gorgeous quilt squares, each one a replica of a treasured heirloom.

In McMinnville, Cumberland Caverns’ Bluegrass Underground springs to life with established and emerging artists in Americana, gospel, jazz, bluegrass and country. Have a history moment at the home of Sgt. Alvin C. York, the legendary WWI Medal of Honor soldier, in Pall Mall, or the home of Cordell Hull, the Nobel Prize-winning founder of the United Nations.

Primal wilderness ratchets up the visual thrills of Angel Falls in Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. Dive in or drop a line into Dale Hollow’s scenic Obey River in hopes of catching a state-record rainbow trout. It’s your time.

Experience Upper Cumberland

Drive along a picturesque wine trail. Stand in awe of the areas natural beauty. Be part of grassroots music in the making. Memories are made here. 


Upper Cumberland Nov 1 Lone Mountain Band at Sutton Ole Time Music Hour Granville, TN Sutton Ole Time Music Hour. Tennessee's Best Bluegrass and Ole Time Music Every Saturday Night 6pm warm up show 7pm Syndicated Radio Show learn more Upper Cumberland Nov 1 Iron Eagle Challenge Cookeville, TN 2nd annual Iron Eagle Challenge will fund 2015 Summer Mission Trips for Tennessee Tech Baptist Collegiate Ministry. The funds will help provide relief in orphanages in Africa, aid in poverty stricken areas, clean drinking water in third world countries, and most importantly spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations. Competition will begin at 9:00 a.m. learn more Upper Cumberland Nov 1 Annual Boat Color Cruise on Center Hill Lake Fundraiser by Friends of Edgar Evins State Park and Park Employees Silver Point, TN Ride pontoon boats from marina at Edgar Evins State Park on an approximately two hour color cruise on beautiful Center Hill Lake. This is an annual fundraiser for the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park. Cost is $15 per person. Required reservations will open October 1st. (Children must be over age 3 and accompanied by an adult.) learn more Upper Cumberland Nov 7 - 8 Art Prowl Studio Tour Cookeville, TN WestSide businesses open their doors to display works by a wide variety of artists working in assorted media. Artists will be on hand for conversation and sales. Area restaurants, businesses, and hotels have specials for Friday and Saturday and art activities for the kids will be available on Saturday. Admission is free. learn more Upper Cumberland Nov 7 Crossville Honest Abe Model Home Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Nov. 7, 2014, 10 a.m. Crossville, TN The public is invited to attend the Crossville Honest Abe Model Home Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., and be the first guests to tour the new Crossville Honest Abe Model Home Center while enjoying refreshments with honest abel owners and staff at this free event. learn more

Upper Cumberland City Guide

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