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Colder Weather? Bigger Adventures!

Winter in the South Cumberland region is special, offering unique and memorable wonders you just can't find in other places. At nearly 2,000 feet above sea level, it snows here more often than most places in the South, and it stays -- at least for a bit longer than elsewhere!


Winter offers unobstructed panoramas that impress upon the viewer a sense of wonder for what lies behind the foliage during the rest of the year. There is nothing quite like the peaceful silence of a hike through freshly-fallen leaves, or snow covered wilderness – as long as you have warm clothes and a good map!


If you enjoy the serenity of the 'off-season' and like to explore in sweater weather, read on to find out about some of the best places to find adventure in Tennessee’s South Cumberland this winter.



Where to grab a hot cup of Joe:

  • Sip on a rich mocha latte at Gallery 41 Pelham (Pelham)


  • Grab a wildflower latte at Stirling’s Coffee House (Sewanee)


  • Use wardrobe cleaning as an excuse to grab some java at Village Coffee & Laundry (Monteagle)


Where to warm up with a hot meal: 

  • Enjoy a gourmet sandwich or pizza at Mountain Goat Market (Monteagle)


  • Grab some cheese curds or hot wings at Hank’s Corner Grille (Tracy City). Warm up quicker with some hot chocolate – with or without some added drops from the Tennessee Moonshine distillery!


  • Indulge in classic country cooking at Tess’s Kitchen Cafe (Pelham)


Find these and many other dining and beverage options in the Food & Drink section of the MountainsOfAdventure.org website.