Tennessee is dotted with bountiful farmland, crisscrossed with scenic backroads, blessed with rolling hills and abundant wildlife. Across our state, Tennessee is wrapping a gift for today and for future generations, tying it in beautiful green ribbons . . . called greenways.
Our greenways are linear parks, or corridors of protected open space, following natural features such as rivers, streams, ridgelines or mountaintops. Some of Tennessee's greenways provide connections, linking nature preserves, parks, historic sites to other areas. Providing pathways for people, Tennessee's greenways link all of us to the natural world.
Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge
Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge lies in the Lower Mississippi River floodplain along the Chickasaw Bluff in western Tennessee. Chickasaw NWR currently encompasses 25,006 acres and includes the largest block of bottomland hardwood forest in Tennessee. ...more
Clarksville Greenway Pedestrian Bridge
The pedestrian bridge is located at the left side of the Pollard Road Trailhead, offering a 600-foot panoramic view, as well as about a mile and a fourth of additional trail. The 600-foot bridge was designed to mimic a train trestle, keeping with the Rails to Trails theme of converting old railroad beds into walking paths. ...more
A wonderful river to fly fish, bring a stealthy approach, delicate presentation and small flies to the Clinch River, one of America’s premier trout streams. The Clinch tailwaters flow 13 miles from Norris Dam, at River Mile 80, to Highway 61 Bridge in Clinton, Tennessee, at River Mile 67 and can be accessed at several locations. ...more
Colditz Cove State Natural Area
Colditz Cove is one of Tennessee's newest natural areas. It is characterized by high bluffs, rugged gorges, lush rhododendron, large trees and a beautiful waterfall. ...more
Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge
This new pedestrian bridge, crossing the Cumberland River where it bends near Briley and Two Rivers Parkway, is considered a vital link in Nashville's impressive and emerging greenway system. Almost 22 miles of walking and biking trails are now connected, via the new bridge, from MetroCenter north of downtown to Percy Priest Dam. ...more
Cumberland River Walk
Cumberland RiverWalk is comprised of a 2-mile riverfront promenade, playground and picnic area, river exhibit and concert area. The city's signature riverfront park hosts several concerts and festivals year round. ...more
Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
Davy Crockett's Birthplace State Park was established in 1973 and has been preserved as a historic site on land acquired from the Davy Crockett Birthplace Association. The park consists of 105 partially wooded acres of land along the Nolichucky River in Greene County. ...more
At Delano Daylilies, garden visitors roam through four acres in a rural setting and enjoy nature and over 1,400 varieties of daylilies during bloom season. For obvious reasons, all of the offerings are not listed on the web site or in our price list. ...more