Montgomery Bell State Park
1020 Jackson Hill Road
Burns, TN 37029
Located in Dickson County, the 3,782-acre park was named for the industrialist who manufactured iron from the land. The park contains remnants of an iron furnace as well as a replica of the first Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which was established on the land.Recreation:
Narrows of the Harpeth
Kingston Springs, TN 37887
This site is home to the Narrows Tunnel, one of the oldest man-made tunnels in the United States. Designed by Montgomery Bell and built by his slaves, this 290-foot tunnel provided waterpower for Bell’s iron manufacturing operation.
Hiking, boating, fishing.
Natchez Trace Parkway
The Parkway Visitor Center
Milepost 266 (near Tupelo, Mississippi)
The 444-mile parkway follows the general route of the Old Natchez Trace, the frontier road, linking Nashville to Natchez, Mississippi.
Scenic drives, hiking, camping, biking, swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding.
Radnor Lake State Natural Area
1160 Otter Creek Road
Nashville, TN 37220
Radnor Lake is located eight miles south of downtown Nashville. In 1914, the L & N Railroad Company created the 85-acre lake to provide water for steam engines and livestock at nearby Radnor Yards. In 1973, 747 acres of the property were preserved, making Radnor Lake Tennessee's first protected eco-system.Recreation:
Rock Island State Park
82 Beach Road
Rock Island, TN 38581-4200
The 883 acre park is located on the Caney Fork River and is adjacent to the TVA Great Fall Dam and hydroelectric plants. A highlight of the area is the Twin Falls, an 80-foot tiered waterfall, which can be viewed from an overlook across a limestone gorge (or gulf).
Picnicking, hiking, camping, swimming, boating, fishing.