BETTY DUNN NATURE CENTER
January 3, 2017
WILDLIFE VIEWING
January 3, 2017

SIGHTSEEING

fall-creek-falls-sightseeingVisitors to Fall Creek Falls State Park can find opportunities just about everywhere for sightseeing. With its amazing natural beauty, the Cumberland Plateau offers mountains, rivers, waterfalls and wildlife in abundance. With miles and miles of trails and countless waterfalls, sightseeing in Middle Tennessee is very popular.

The Cumberland Plateau, a stretch of land running from Kentucky down into Georgia, runs through middle Tennessee 1000 feet above the Tennessee Valley below. At the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains, this prehistoric swath of unadulterated hardwood forest holds some of the most diverse wildlife found on Earth. State parks offer numerous educational workshops, tours and hikes to show off the amazing views and wildlife located there.

Perhaps one of the most frequented state parks is the Fall Creek Falls State Park in Sparta, Tennessee. This park is home to the state’s longest waterfall at 265 feet. Other equally impressive waterfalls can be viewed as well. Trails abound ranging in difficulty allowing all visitors to explore the great outdoors.

After a day exploring Fall Creek Falls State Park, those more historically minded, can tour historic Pikeville, a small town north of Chattanooga rich in Appalachian heritage. Recently chosen to participate in Downtown Tennessee, a prestigious honor that sets to restore historically significant downtowns within the state to their former glory, this town is sure to impress with its All-American feel and hometown values.

Regardless of one’s interests, Middle Tennessee offers something for everyone. With award winning state parks and history galore, visitors are sure to keep their days busy sightseeing in one of the country’s most beautiful regions.