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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (186.700 miles)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a myriad of activities for you to enjoy. The hardest part may be choosing which auto tour, trail, waterfall, overlook, or historic area to explore! Your choices include: an auto tour, a bicycle ride through Cades Cove, a backpacking adventure or opt for a tamer excursion in one of the park's developed campgrounds, fishing- anglers can match their skills against wily brook, brown, and rainbow trout on over 700 miles of fishable streams in the park, hiking on over 800 miles of trails, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. Call (865) 436-1200 for more information.

Official Website: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Land Between The Lakes Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Golden Pond, KY 42211 (187.131 miles)

When the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers were impounded to create Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, an inland peninsula was formed. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy designated the peninsula Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area in an effort to demonstrate how an area with limited timber, agricultural and industrial resources could be converted into a recreation asset that would stimulate economic growth in the region. Today, LBL remains the country's only such demonstration site and is the cornerstone of the region's $600 million tourism industry. Land Between The Lakes offers all the outdoor recreation "basics", with some unique opportunities for environmental education and historic interpretation. Nestled in western Kentucky and Tennessee, LBL hosts an average of two million visitors each year who come from all over the nation and more than 30 foreign countries. With more than 170,000 acres and 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, you'll discover a wide range of opportunities in LBL to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Official Website: Land Between The Lakes

Natchez Trac Parkway Hiking Camping Biking Horseback

Franklin, TN 37064 (190.598 miles)

The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway commemorates an ancient trail used by animals and people that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, to salt licks in today's central Tennessee. Today, visitors can experience this National Scenic Byway and All-American Road through driving, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping. For more informatin call (800) 305-7417.

Official Website: Natchez Trac Parkway

Fort Loudoun SP Hiking Fishing Boating

Vonore, TN 37885 (191.681 miles)

This 1,200-acre site is the location of one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier, built in 1756. Nearby were the principal towns of the Cherokee Nation including Tenase, namesake of our state, and Tuskegee, birthplace of the genius Sequoyah. There are connecting trails at the park. They may be hiked separately or together. Combined they cover approximately 5 miles. These trails are not difficult at a reasonable pace and they offer many opportunities for wildlife viewing. Hiking for the less adventuresome can be provided through the use of asphalt trails meandering through the picnic areas.

Official Website: Fort Loudoun SP

Channels Hiking Hunting Camping Biking

Abingdon, VA 24370 (194.023 miles)

15 mi N of Abingdon, on the crest of the mountain and includes The Great Channels of Virginia sandstone outcrop.

Official Website: Channels

Sycamore Shoals SP Hiking

Elizabethton, TN 37643 (194.191 miles)

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park is open from daylight to dark each day. The Visitors Center, which houses an interpretive facility with information, historic displays, and a theater, is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Picnicking is available at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park with tables and grills provided. A two-mile fitness trail constructed There is a two mile walking/fitness trail that follows the Watauga River. The trail also accesses Sycamore Shoals Hospital which is adjacent to the park.

Official Website: Sycamore Shoals SP

Montgomery Bell SP Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

1020 Jackson Hill Road, TN 37029 (196.773 miles)

Long Hunter State Park is situated along the shore of J. Percy Priest Lake. It consists of four units: Couchville, Baker's Grove, Bryant Grove and Sellars Farm. Picnicking, swimming, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, nature photography and wildlife observation are among the activities available to park visitors. Planned activities include interpretive and recreation programs for the general public and environmental education programs for school and other interested groups.

Official Website: Montgomery Bell SP

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park Hiking Fishing Boating

732 Stone Fort Drive, TN 37355 (198.457 miles)

This State Archaeological Park is dedicated to the preservation, protection, study and interpretation to the public of this significant survival of ancient culture. The park offers educational and entertaining programs, which increase understanding of the Old Stone Fort, archaeology, and Native American cultures. The museum includes exhibits that orientate the visitor to the Old Stone Fort and its setting, the hilltop enclosure mound site’s broader significance and the culture of its builders.

Official Website: Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park

Fort Donelson National Battlefield Hiking Biking

Dover, TN 37058 (199.337 miles)

The tour at Fort Donelson National Battlefield is self-guided. Most visitors gain a better understanding of the battle by first visiting the museum and viewing the 10-minute audiovisual program. A park brochure explains the six-mile, self-guided tour. Park Rangers are available for questions. The park has 5.7 miles of hiking trails for nature lovers to enjoy. Visitors can pick up a trail guide at the visitor center. For more information call (931) 232-5348.

Official Website: Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Stewart State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Hwy 49, TN 37058 (199.337 miles)

Size: 4,277 acres. This Forest is located in northwestern Tennessee, in south-central Stewart County. Hunting, hiking and some mountain biking are offered. There also are many sites of historic or cultural interest on the forest, including hundreds of areas where charcoal was produced, an iron ore pit, and several old house sites and stills. There are also several small areas where prairie grasses have been established. Approximately 96% is in hardwoods and only about 3% is in pine. The dominant hardwood type is oak/hickory and is generally even aged (70-95 years) containing mostly mature to over-mature hardwood.

Official Website: Stewart State Forest