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Discover the good life on the Tennessee River Trail. This route is peppered with quaint historic towns like Waverly, Linden and Paris, and river overlooks that provide the perfect backdrop to your Tennessee vacation.

Try canoeing along the Buffalo River, or birdwatching at a Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge unit, like Big Sandy or the Duck River Bottoms. For more outdoor fun, rent a boat and try your hand at fishing at Paris Landing State Park, and keep an eye out for deer and wild turkey as you drive the history-filled Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway through the Land Between The Lakes.

Learn about one of country music’s superstars, Loretta Lynn, at her sprawling ranch in Hurricane Mills; visit her famous plantation home and a museum celebrating her life and career. Visit Fort Donelson National Battlefield near Dover and Shiloh National Military Park near Savannah, both sites of two important Civil War battles. From prehistoric river life to the Golden Age of Steamboats, experience the Tennessee River’s history at its namesake museum in Savannah. You’ll also visit Pickwick Landing, the 1800s riverboat stop that is now a state park offering forested hiking trails, fishing, boating and camping.

Take this trail and gain a new appreciation for the Tennessee River, the very heart of Tennessee outdoor life.