ISN’T SUMMER a wonderful time to live in the beautiful State of Tennessee? Lucky you, living in Middle Tennessee, in Bedford County, where you have access to numerous recreational opportunities for a great day trip. Have you visited any of our easily accessible State Parks recently? Consider a trip to one of the parks in our area. You can find events and other pertinent information on the Tennessee State Parks website: TNStateParks.com
Henry Horton State Park near Chapel Hill
There is something for everyone just 30 minutes away including a wide range of overnight stay options at the lodge, cabins, RV campground, tent camping, or backcountry camping. You can enjoy golf, disc golf, hiking, birding, fishing, guided river float, or trap and skeet.
Tims Ford State Park in Winchester
Rent a cabin or tent camp, golf, fish, boat, hike, bike, or bird watch just 30 minutes from Shelbyville at Tims Ford State Park in Winchester.
Old Stone Fort Archaeological State Park in Manchester
With just a short forty-minute drive to Manchester, you can enjoy hiking, waterfalls, camping, fishing, and bird watching.
South Cumberland State Park near Monteagle
Explore the outdoors through rock climbing, backcountry hiking and camping, lake swimming (no lifeguards), hiking, Buggytop Cave, interpretive programs, fishing, and birding. This park is an hour’s drive from Shelbyville.
Cedars of Lebanon State Park near Lebanon
Explore the Sadie Ford Heritage Farm and Cultural Arts Center, hike, bird watch, stay in the campground, lodge, or cabin, and go horseback riding if you can provide the horses.This trip is also a sixty-minute drive from Shelbyville.
Long Hunter State Park near Hermitage
Boating, camping, hiking, Alpine Tower Adventure (high ropes course), swimming (no lifeguards), and backcountry camping are all available for your enjoyment. Hermitage is roughly an hour from Shelbyville. -GN