Tennessee July 11, 2017
The 12 Most Incredible Natural Attractions In Tennessee That Everyone Should Visit
Tennessee is chock full of natural beauty, from the fertile flatlands in the west to the mountains of the east. We’ve pulled together a list of twelve places, from one end of the state to the other, that you’re bound to fall in love with. Whether you’re looking for waterfalls or rock bridges or a place to camp, we’ve got you covered. Leave your favorite spots in Tennessee in the comments below – we’d love to hear from the heart!
12. Did you know that
Tennessee's natural rock bridge was formed from a sink hole?
The Sewanee Natural Bridge is a sandstone arch located in southern middle Tennessee, and it can only be seen via hike. We've included directions!
largest underground lake in the United States is hiding in Tennessee!
You can explore the massive cavern in Sweetwater via tour guide and glass bottomed boat. It's a neat experience, one that gives you insight into the history of our state and it's stunning natural underbelly.
This state park feels like something out of a fairy tale...
Fall Creek Falls is known for its gorgeous scenery, but did you know that it is 256 feet tall? That makes it one of the tallest waterfalls this side of the Mississippi!
Dale Hollow Lake is gorgeous, but we find it to be a bit underrated...
Located on the Kentucky and Tennessee border, poor Dale Hollow gets cast to the side when it comes to Center Hill Lake and Watauga Lake to the east. We, however, think it's worth a long weekend.
8. We made a list of
the best places to camp right on the water.
Because what's summer camping without a quick dip in the lake/river/stream/pond? We found the best ones!
7. Does an
underground waterfall strike your fancy?
Ruby Falls is one of the most iconic attractions in Tennessee. You can visit for yourself, and be guided through the rainbow caverns to the 145 foot waterfall, deep below.
6. This never ending
rhododendron field is a magical experience.
A trip to Roan Mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains is not only stunning, but a true experience in the floral department. The mountain virtually explodes with blooms during June, and it's quite the spectacle.
This hiking trail transports you to another world...
The Honey Creek Loop is located near Allardt, Tennessee and you can find it it in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. Keep in mind, it is challenging - but well worth the exertion.
4. Care for a trip to the
Little River at Townsend Wye?
You have to be aware of your surroundings when you're tubing in the river, but it's one of the most vibrant and exciting spots to spend a summer afternoon.
3. Visit Townsend, Tennessee to experience a town
rife with natural beauty.
Can you imagine waking up to THIS outside your window every morning...? It may be enough to get us to move!
Cane Creek Falls is the lesser known of the waterworks in Fall Creek Falls State Park, but we love it.
At 85-feet tall it is a bit shorter than the park namesake, but it actually is the most voluminous in the park.
1. We tend to believe that Bledsoe State Park is
the most beautiful lakeside camping in the state.
Located just outside of Nashville, this beautiful state park used to serve as a hunting ground for multiple Native American tribes, including the Cherokee, Shawnee, Creek and Chickamauga.
While you’re gallivanting around the state, you should check out these
6 Awesome Tunnels In Tennessee You Need To Drive Through At Least Once. They’re a trip!