Ever want to get out and see the great outdoors? Witness the awe inducing views and smell the clean, crisp air? Tennessee is home to many beautiful national parks and we would like to give you our top 5 to visit this year!
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Millions of people come to visit this park every day and with waterfalls, historic landmarks, and beautiful mountain scenery; who’s to blame them? You can find local wildlife walking around and there is never a time when the flowers are not in bloom. Located on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, this is a must see. Visit their website for more information.
Stone River National Park
The Battle of Stones River was one of the most intense conflicts of 1862 and is an event that changed Tennessee. This park, being rich in history, is an exciting experience. Stone River National Park is home to unique ecosystems and many different layers of history culture. Located right outside of Nashville this is an easily accessible national park to see. Visit their website for more information.
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Park
This 125,000 acre park features beautiful gorges and scenic sandstone bluffs. It is rich with natural and historic features. Big South Fork National River and Recreation Park has even been tailored to visitors to provide a wide range of activities for all ages. Located near Oneida this makes for a wonderful little journey. Visit their website for more information.
Shiloh National Military Park
Shiloh National Military Park is another battlefield location offering rich history and self-guided driving tours. This trip is not only entertaining but educational! Hosting concerts, memorial events, and many more activities makes Shiloh National Military Park a great experience. Located near Shiloh, Stantonville, and Crump makes this a great place to stop! Visit their website for more information.
Natchez Trace State Park and Forest
Featuring a vast amount of hiking trails, four lakes to fish at, and a museum with local and park history makes Natchez Trace State Park and Forest a great experience for all! This is a beautiful 48,000 acre park providing a large amount of activities and beautiful scenery. Located near many smaller towns makes this a good spot to stop for a couple days. Visit their website for more information.
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