Buy it local Bite into one of Tennessee's farmers markets, offering fresh-from-the-farm produce, plants, good things to eat, specialty shops and, sometimes, even music. and more. »
Nature creates nature Quiet water canoe, fish watershed lakes and learn about Reelfoot, the largest natural lake in Tennessee, cypress-studded and born from earthquakes more than a century ago. »
International Biosphere Reserve . . . add gorgeous Spring wildflowers and fantastic fall foliage, biological diversity and a rich cultural tapestry, and that mysterious blue smoke spells a Great Smoky Mountains National Park escape. »
Wet, wild and fun Cool it naturally this summer with a splash in the face on the Ocoee or another of Tennessee's whitewater thrills, with romp-on rapids and breathtaking scenery. »
The Great Outdoors
From the mystery and beauty of Reelfoot Lake in west Tennessee, to the grandeur of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the east, and thousands of miles of sparkling streams and rushing rivers in between, Tennessee offers endless options for enjoying the natural world.
Take advantage of parks and forests, greenways and rivers, wildflower walks and farmers markets. Sink your teeth into the fresh Tennessee taste of home-grown foods and Tennessee wines. Go for a bike ride or a hike, settle in for a day of bird watching, or learn about the native plants and animals that call Tennessee's great outdoors home. Whatever you choose, you're sure to want more time to take in Tennessee's natural beauty.