The Promised Land Trail is waiting for you: discover the fertile land that beckoned Tennessee’s first settlers from Northeast Tennessee, over the Cumberland Plateau, into Nashville and beyond. Along the first road into Tennessee, the Avery Trace, as well as the historic Walton Road that ran parallel to Highway 70, many believed they would reach a “promised land” at the end of the journey, as many were seeking lands they were granted from service to the new country. One of those pioneers included future President Andrew Jackson, and his home, The Hermitage, is located on the trail. Not only will you experience Tennessee’s rich pioneering history, but also great food, shopping and other unique offerings. Make a stop at a U-Pick Farm, and pick your own strawberries, blackberries, corn and pumpkins. Play golf, discover Tennessee’s wine offerings at a winery or find the perfect treasure to take home with you at an antique store. While you’re in town, stop for delicious homemade ice cream, catch a drive-in movie, or listen to a band play bluegrass music as you wander some of Tennessee’s beautiful historic downtown squares. Spend some time reveling in Tennessee’s “Promised Land.” After all, there’s really no need to hurry.
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