This is not your ordinary game of fetch. This is a Tennessee field trial, where some of the sports' most well-trained hunting dogs are judged on what they do best. Witness these amazing retrieving, pointing and flushing dogs competing for high stakes, and learn more about breeds and the sport while enjoying a great day outdoors.
Ames conducts agricultural research to benefit the University of Tennessee and provides a venue for the National Championship for field trailing bird dogs. In 1987, the Ames History Project was begun to document the houses, grist mills, cemeteries, cotton gins, and roads that made this a thriving farming community before the Civil War brought an end to the plantation tradition in the south. ...more
Blackberry Ridge offers the best BENT GRASS greens in Middle Tennessee. In addition to this, you’ll see improvements in golf course conditions including gradual rebuilding of the bunkers, growth in fairways, and as always, maintaining the best greens in Middle Tennessee. ...more
National Bird Dog Museum, Field Trial Hall of Fame & Wildlife Heritage Center
A unique museum for preserving the past and protecting the future of sporting dog breeds and related field trial events across America and worldwide. ...more
Watauga Dam & Recreation Area
Completed in 1948, this 950-foot long dam and its surrounding area provides picnicking, boat launching, tent camping and fishing. Watauga Lake, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest in northeastern Tennessee, enjoys a stunningly beautiful lake with mountain views in the Volunteer State. ...more