Historic Roads & Trails
Looking for a hearty helping of Tennessee heritage? There is no better way to experience Tennessee's traditional arts and crafts, musical roots and historical sights than by taking it to the trail.
Travel the historic Avery Trace Trail and step back to the 1800s as you walk the same road settlers once used when traveling from Knoxville to Nashville. Explore the Cherokee Heritage Trail and discover unique wares by Cherokee artists and crafts people, or visit the Sam Davis Trail and pay tribute to the "Boy Hero of the Confederacy." Tennessee trails offer something for every age and interest. Choose the trail for you.
Woodlands Trace Byway
Running along a ridge of land between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, Woodlands Trace is a beautiful, easy drive in rolling terrain with opportunities to pull off and explore seasonal splendors of nature on your own or at developed interpretive facilities such as the 1850 Homeplace and the Bison range overlook. This 43-mile passageway blossoms with trees and flowers in the spring, a green canopy in the summer, brilliant foliage in the fall, and a clear view of the hardwood forest in the winter. ...more