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November Adventures in Tennessee's South Cumberland: "From Caves to Thanksgiving Feasts"

By Matt Morrison

So, October has come and gone, and fall is in full swing. Leaves are falling, and it's getting a bit chilly out there. But you know what that means? The holiday season is just around the corner! With all the family gatherings, cooking, and shopping, it's important to take a breather and chill out. Lucky for you, Tennessee's South Cumberland has got your back. Check out some of the amazing options we've got in store for you this November!

The University Of The South
All Saints Chapel in Sewanee

The Caverns: A Subterranean Wonder

Kick off your November adventure with a show at The Caverns. There's nothing quite like live music in a cave and this is a perfect time of year to visit. With the temperatures dropping outside you don't have to worry about getting cold inside Big Mouth Cave, It's a warm 58 degrees year round! Catching a performance in the cave is not the only thing to do at The Caverns. You can also take a cave tour and learn about the unique geology features of the Cumberland Plateau and some local history! For more information on cave tours and to purchase tickets visit!

Savage Gulf and South Cumberland State Park: Enjoying the outdoors.

Daylight savings time ends on November 5th and less daylight can have a negative impact on your mental health. A good way to combat this is to spend as much time as you can outside and I like to do this by hiking more in the winter. With two state parks in our region, there is no shortage of hiking trails and with rain moving back in, the waterfalls will soon be flowing again!

Savage Gulf State Park
Bridge across Savage Creek in Savage Gulf

Thanksgiving Delights: Great food and Hospitality.

No November would be complete without celebrating Thanksgiving, and Tennessee's South Cumberland area offers a perfect setting for a memorable holiday meal. Many local restaurants serve up traditional feasts, allowing you to enjoy a hearty Thanksgiving dinner without the hassle of cooking. It's an excellent way to savor the local flavors and the warm, welcoming hospitality of the region. Hop over to to find your choice of amazing eatery while you visit!

Lodging: A place to lay your head at night

Relaxation is extremely important this time of year and there is no better way than sitting on the deck of a beautiful vacation home enjoying a sunrise with a hot cup of coffee or enjoying a retreat to one of our wonderful inns or hotels. There are so many lodging options that can cater to your needs while you visit us and we can help you find the right option! just visit the lodging page at

As we draw closer to the holidays and the end of the year, we hope that you can take time to slow down and visit us for a while and leave us recharged and refreshed!


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