Nashville February 09, 2017
The Day Trip Of A Lifetime You Can Only Take From Nashville
Sewanee, Tennessee has a way of being eaten up by the nearby Monteagle, tucked away in the forest and home to thousands of college students and professors. It’s a place of learning surrounded by God’s great creation, and there’s simply nowhere better to be – wouldn’t you say? At only an hour and a half from Nashville, it’s well worth the drive, and you’re sure to fall in love with the city you forgot was there.
Sewanee is truly tucked away in the beauty of Tennessee's wilderness. It dovetails with Monteagle, a small town well-known for their outdoor activities and stunning event venues. There are many a wedding held here!
The 20-mile Sewanee Perimeter Trail is one of the top draws for visitors. With ten hiking trails along the route - including Shakerag Hollow and Bridal Veil Falls - it's a gorgeous respite from the fluorescent lighting of the office.
Did you know there are only 2,361 people living in Sewanee? That's a tiny amount of Tennesseans, but it makes for quiet trail running and mountain biking, which you can do on the Perimeter Trail as well.
Plan your day trip around a play at the Tennesssee Williams Center, or wander through the University Cemetery. There are Civil War generals buried here, laid to rest in the quiet of the University.
One of the best places to visit in town is The Lemon Fair at 60 University Avenue, a local art gallery that infuses the country with a bit of the contemporary. Stay at the Sewanee Inn or enjoy dinner at IvyWild or Shenanigans for a solid meal. You need one, after all that exploring!
Here you can see the Sewanee Natural Bridge, at 25 feet high it is one of the most arresting sights in the town.
The University of the South is one of the premier colleges in Tennessee, rife with architectural beauty and academic clout. It was founded in 1857 by the Episcopal church.
The college sits on 13,000 acres, which means you can go for a walk down University Avenue or visit the renowned DuPont Library and the Ralston Listening Room - there are more than 30,000 recordings, ready for you to put on a pair of headphones and listen.
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