The Upper Cumberland is the "somewhere" you've been looking for. It is a place to relax and reflect, to become acquainted with the real Tennessee. Enjoy breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling lakes, lush hills and historic town squares. Follow our winding roads to antique shops, arts and crafts stores, quilt trails and shows, and gourmet eateries. Trace your family’s history in heritage museums. Stay in our many cozy bed & breakfast inns, cabins in the mountains and on lakes, or enjoy the comforts of first class hotels Explore our beautiful state parks, and 125,000 acres of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, a natural paradise with scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs. Dale Hollow, Cordell Hull and Center Hill lakes offer endless activities including house boating, swimming, canoeing, fishing, camping, hiking, and white water rafting. Listen to bluegrass music in an underground cavern or in a general store in an old riverboat town, or stop in the many cafes where musicians gather in the evening. See Broadway plays at the Cumberland Playhouse and enjoy performances of a symphony orchestra. Visit a New-Deal homestead community or part of the legendary Trail of Tears. Come and see the homes of Sgt York, the legendary WWI Medal of Honor soldier or of Cordell Hull, a Nobel Prize-winning diplomat. In the Upper Cumberland of Tennessee...there is something for everyone. Come for a weekend, a vacation or the rest of your life to the Upper Cumberland, where natural beauty, Tennessee heritage and genuine Southern hospitality await. The Upper Cumberland Tourism Association is the regional contact for travelers who wish to visit Tennessee's beautiful Upper Cumberland. Request a "Stay & Play" magazine with complete listing of lodging facilities, restaurants, shopping, state parks and lakes in the area.