Tennessee River Trail
Discover the good life. Hike. Canoe. Birdwatch. Fish. Stop in quaint historic towns peppered throughout the journey. And learn about one of country music’s superstars, Loretta Lynn, at her famous plantation home and museum.
This village is a popular canoe trail-head with access point to the Buffalo River.
11711 Hwy 13S
This town is the gateway to a wide range of outdoor activities. From the Natchez Trace to the Tennessee River, Waynesboro provides access to many adventures.
John McGlamery operated an inn and trading post on the Old Trace here in 1849.
Natchez Trace Parkway milepost 352.9
Buried here are the grandparents of author Alex Haley, who wrote Roots and Mary Elizabeth Patterson, best known for her role as “Mrs. Matilda Trumball.”
400 Cherry St. South
Walker Branch State Natural Area (SNA)
A 225-acre, Natural Area off the Tennessee River provides a breeding ground for dragonflies and damselflies, with over 42 different species identified here.
1st Pittsburg Landing
Pickwick Landing Dam
Constructed in the 1930s, follow an access road to an exhibit featuring one of the dam’s original turbine blades including a 95-site, full-featured campground.
Carroll Cabin Barrens State Natural Area (SNA)
A 250-acre natural area near the Tennessee River. Enjoy a 2-mile hike through this oak-hickory forest and diverse ecosystem featuring limestone glades or “barrens.”
1350 Smith Gravel Pit Road
Beech Bend Recreational Area
Camp where the Beech and Tennessee Rivers merge. Picnic areas, boat launches, clean restrooms, and canoeing available. Including full hookups and dump station.
Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge-Duck River Bottoms
Hike the .25-mile trail to see the river delta and diversity of underwater species. More riverine species exist in the Duck River than in all of the rivers of Europe, combined!
Named for a borough of London, England, Camden is known for its unique shopping experience over Labor Day weekend, the ”Bargain Highway,” a 30-mile yard sale.
Eva Beach & Eva Archaeological Site
A park and recreation area for swimming and boating along the Tennessee River.
Nathan Bedford Forrest State Historic Park
This 2,587-acre state park, named after Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, includes campgrounds and hiking trails, from a .25-mile hike to a rugged 20-mile trek.
This small, wildlife-friendly peninsula town shares its name with the Big Sandy River.
Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge - Big Sandy Peninsula
This 7,000-acre area provides habitat for waterfowl, songbirds, migratory shorebirds, bald eagles, and more! Pace Point is one of the top 10 birding locations in the state.
Lick Creek Rd.
There are three remaining ferries in Tennessee. One is on the Screaming Eagle Trail. This ferry connects Erin and Houston County to the east side of the Tennessee River.
Danville Landing Recreation Area
Danville was once a thriving town situated along the old L&N Railroad Bridge. Today, the area offers boating and fishing, including a handicapped accessible fishing pier.
12401 Hwy 147
Southernaire Motel & Restaurant
This spot caters to its “fly-in” guests, located next to the McKinnon airport—it’s a handy place for those coming in on a quick fishing trip. Try their excellent prime rib.
50 Overlook Ln.
Stewart, TN 37175
The 12th-tallest Eiffel Tower replica in the world, situated in Eiffel Tower Park. Enjoy the swimming pool, disc golf, paved trail or let the kids enjoy time on the playground.
650 Volunteer Dr.
The oldest incorporated town in West Tennessee, known for the “World’s Biggest Fish Fry” in April. The Courthouse, which was built in 1897, is one of the oldest in the state.
North Poplar Historic District
This beautiful neighborhood retains excellent examples of late 19th- and early 20th-century residences. The Cavitt Place houses the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center.
642 North Poplar St.
Paris City Cemetery
The resting place of most early Paris settlers. A block south of Ruff Street, an African-American Monument memorializes former slaves and freedmen before the Civil War.
Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge-Britton Ford/Sulphur Wells Area
This section includes an Administration Building and Visitor Contact Station, access to a driving tour of the Britton Ford Peninsula and hiking trail, open March-November.
Bobcat Den Rd.
Paris Landing State Park
Established in 1942, this state park features an inn, restaurant, cabins, campground, marinas, picnic area, swimming beach, ball fields, 3-mile hiking trail and golf course.
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area
Take a drive along the Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway, “The Trace,” to explore this popular inland peninsula known for outdoor fun, history and beauty.
Stewart County Chamber of Commerce
Providing information on Dover, Fort Donelson, and recreation around the southern entrance to the Land Between The Lakes area. This facility is also available for rentals.
Mama Mea's Pizza and More
Mama Mea’s is famous for their family-friendly atmosphere and Italian specials, like Stromboli and their Pizza Burger! Great salads and desserts available on the menu.
109 Visitors Center Lane
Dover, TN 37058
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
February 1862, this battlefield was the first major Union victory in the Civil War. See the remnants of the historic fort, cannons and clear vistas of the Cumberland River.
Fort Donelson National Cemetery
This is the final resting place for soldiers originally buried in the Fort Donelson area. The shelter contains interpretive panels and a grave locator.
174 National Cemetery Rd.
Dover is best known for its Civil War history and area wildlife. This is the northern gateway to the Tennessee River Trail and Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway.
Stewart County Public Library
Stop by to check out a book and enjoy story time, we also offer public computers and free internet access. Take the time to research your geneology or history of the area.
102 Natcor Drive
Bear Spring Iron Furnace
The original charcoal cold-blast furnace was built in 1830, then destroyed in 1862 by Union troops. The current furnace was re-constructed in 1873.
Erected around 1871, these white-stone Limekiln’s once produced 60,000 barrels of lime per year until the 1940s. Today, only remnants of the limestone industry exists.
Hwy 49/ Hurricane Loop Rd.,
Quarry Limekiln and Cave
Explore the Quarry Limekiln and Cave for a look at one of the few remnants of the limestone industry in Erin. Park behind the Piggly Wiggly at 3611 West Main Street
3611 W Main St
Erin’s rich Irish heritage entails immigrants coming to construct the railroad in the late 1800s. Every March, a week-long Irish Days festival celebrates Erin’s Irish heritage.
Betsy Ligon Park and Railroad Pavilion
Visit the Leprechaun railroad worker in this park. Hike the 2-mile Besty Ligon Walking Trail to view historic sites, and explore old train cars along the old L&N railway bed.
17 Front St.
Fitz's Family Steakhouse
Visit this local landmark eatery for the traditional “meat and three” southern fare and to hear the latest town news and gossip. For dinner, try their steaks or fish dinners.
5985 Hwy 49
Erin, TN 37061
Since 1836, Waverly replaced Reynoldsburg, which now lies beneath Kentucky Lake. Visit Waverly Square, stroll through downtown antique shops and historic buildings.
Humphreys County Chamber of Commerce
Learn about Waverly at this center, located inside a historic Greyhound Bus Station.
124 E. Main St.
Humphreys County Museum / Butterfield House
Explore military and county history, view Antebellum décor, visit the site of the old First Kansas Artillery Civil War fort and see an old post office building from Denver. Open Fri.-Sun., 1-4 p.m.
Waverly Train Explosion Memorial
On February 24, 1978, a railway tank-car derailed and exploded, killing 16 people. View vivid photos and read compelling stories from within a restored L&N caboose.
E. Railroad St. & E. Richland Ave.
Johnsonville State Historic Park
Named for Andrew Johnson, this town was later destroyed by Confederate General Forrest. See remnants of the town’s supply base, rifle pits, and preserved redoubts.
Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge-Duck River Bottoms
Where the Duck River meets the Tennessee River is affectionately called the "Big Bottom." These bottomlands are some of the most fertile land in the nation, and are now home to thousands of wintering waterfowl, hawks, bald eagles, shorebirds and egrets. The area has an extensive system of refuge roads to view wildlife, and there is an info kiosk at the entrance. Visit the Pintail Point Observation Deck for excellent photo opportunities. Area open year-round; some roads closed Nov. 15-March 16.
Cissie Lynn's Country Store & Music Barn
This store, museum and live music spot is owned by Loretta's daughter, Cissie. Check out autographed pictures and albums from some of country music's biggest stars and view a variety of handmade goods from Tennessee. Pick up a fried bologna or fresh deli sandwich and say hello to Cissie, who is usually working the counter.
Loretta Lynn's Ranch - Event Venue, Campground, Tourist Destination
This 3,500-acre complex celebrates Loretta Lynn. Tour her Plantation Home, walk through a simulated coal mine chute, or check out the historic water-powered mill.
Beaver Dam Creek Marina
A friendly marina with southern hospitality, good food, and a free wide-boat launch with plenty of parking. Gas and bait available. The gateway to great fishing spots!
1280 Lodge Rd.
Camden, TN 38320
Full service marina offering boat service, boat slips, RV camp sites, fuel (gasoline and diesel), pump out services, pontoon boat rentals, fishing bait, tackle, and much more.
108 Perryville Marina Ln.
Parsons, TN 38363
Miss Monetta's Country Cottage
A fully furnished cottage with accommodations for six to eight. Enjoy Collinwood’s country living, local offerings of shops, restaurants, Welcome Center and history.
207 W. Tennessee St
Collinwood, TN 38485
Mansard Island Resort & Marina
Situated on 50-acres with lodging units, campground, fishing ponds, swimming pool, playground, full service marina, store with gifts, bait, tackle, boat rentals and more.
Dixie Land Country Cabins
Enjoy cabins in a country setting for weekend getaways or family reunions. Amenities include kitchens, baths, air conditioning, satellite TV, BBQ picnic areas, and parking.
Indian Creek Canoe Rental and Campground
An out-of-the-way sanctuary where one may enjoy nature at its best through camping and rental activities available, such as canoeing, kayaking and tubing.
8 Melson Way
Olivehill, TN 38475
Shoal Creek Canoe Run
The perfect family activity—enjoy spectacular scenery while floating along the creek. Bring your cooler, stop for a picnic, fish for a while, or take a dip in the clear water.
Lady's (Finger) Bluff Nature Trail
This Small Wild Area has a 2.7-mile foot trail round-trip, with parking at the trail head. Hike along gnarled cedars, limestone outcrops, fresh water springs, and wildflowers.
US Hwy 412 West, to Hwy 923 and ultimately to Lady's Bluff Road
TN National Wildlife Refuge: Busselltown Unit
This 700-acre area primarily consists of bottom-lands and some woody wetlands managed for winter waterfowl using cooperative farming program by local farmers.
Mouse Tail Rd
Dark Fired Farms
This family farm specializes in agritourism and offers several family-fun events throughout the year. Pick your own strawberries or enjoy a corn maze in the fall.
175 Lorena Bagwell Drive
Dover, TN 37058