waterfall.jpg
TSC-LOGO-HORIZ-WHITE-WEB-ds.png

Things to Do

Adventure takes many forms in Tennessee's South Cumberland. Enjoy world-class hiking alongside breathtaking vistas and cool mountain streams, camping and rock-climbing adventures, messy off-road fun and ziplining experiences you’ll never forget!

arrow&v
arrow&v

SEWANEE

Abbo's Alley (Univ. of the South)

high-point.jpg

Take a stroll in Abbo's Alley, an easy-to-walk and carefully tended ravine garden. The flora is a combination of cultivated and indigenous trees, shrubs and plants with the emphasis on keeping the natural flow of the land.

SEWANEE

Artisan Depot

high-point.jpg

COALMONT

Coalmont OHV Park

high-point.jpg

This new off-road park will offer over 1,300 acres of off-road trails with varied wooded terrain for all vehicle types and skill levels. A large unloading area, vehicle wash station, parking lot, restrooms, picnic area and primitive camping will be available on-site. RV sites with 5/30 amp and 16/50 amp service will also be on-site, with water and available dump station. The park’s anticipated opening will be in the fall of 2022. Please check back for updates!

Experience Chattanooga

high-point.jpg

Chattanooga’s only guided hiking tours with transportation & professional photography included. All hikes led by husband & wife co-founders Ryan & Hope, making it easier than ever to explore the beautiful Tennessee outdoors. Hikes at Foster Falls, Stone Door and other areas in/near South Cumberland State Park.

TRACY CITY

Fiery Gizzard South Trailhead/Foster Falls

high-point.jpg

There are 8 trailheads within South Cumberland State Park. At Fiery Gizzard South, take on all 11 miles of the famed Fiery Gizzard Trail, complete with Fruit Bowls, Perpendicular Falls and Moonshine Stills…

TRACY CITY

Grundy County Historical Society & Museum

high-point.jpg

Free entry. Includes a running miniature replica of the Mountain Goat Railroad that carried coal and passengers over the Cumberland Plateau and real taxidermy wolf.

MONTEAGLE

Hallelujah Pottery & Full Circle Candles

high-point.jpg

Nestled in the woods atop Monteagle Mountain in Tennessee is a sweet little cabin store full of pottery and handmade gifts. Full Circle Candles and Hallelujah Pottery are a joint effort for our community.

MONTEAGLE

Highland Bluff Studio

high-point.jpg

Subtly nerdy soy candles made with all natural soy wax, cotton wicks, and no dyes. We create scents inspired by books and the love of reading, available as glass candles, tin candles, and wax melts.

GRUETLI-LAAGER

Historic Stoker-Stampfli Farm & Museum

high-point.jpg

The Historic Stoker-Stampfli Farm tells the story of Swiss immigrants who came to the this area in the mid-1800s. The farmhouse, farm buildings and museum are all available to tour by appointment. All tours are free, but donations to maintain and restore the farm’s buildings are gratefully accepted.

SEWANEE

Laurie Museum & Archives

high-point.jpg

The Museum Collection contains a wide array of unique and interesting objects donated to the university and collected by the Archives. Often used in exhibits and research, these items lend a striking visual component to our holdings and serve to put many of our print and manuscript collections in their historical context.

SEWANEE

Lost Cove East Trailhead/Sherwood Day Loop

high-point.jpg

There are 8 trailheads within South Cumberland State Park. At Lost Cove East, one of the newest areas of the park, check out a trail that was completed only a couple of years ago…

TRACY CITY

Maple Branch Greenhouse

high-point.jpg

Full service nursery and greenhouse on the outskirts of Tracy City, with a good selection of vegetables, fruit trees, flowers, and more!

MONTEAGLE

Mooney's Market & Emporium

high-point.jpg

Featuring gourmet, gluten-free, and organic fresh produce, as well as antiques, vintage books, gifts, yarn shop, hand-knitted items, and more, Mooney's is a one-of-a-kind emporium, open 7 days a week.

BEERSHEBA SPRINGS

Mountain Home Gifts

high-point.jpg

Over 900 beautiful and handmade items are now available in-store or at our online shop. The store is located at 19786 SR 56 in historic Beersheba Springs.

MONTEAGLE

Music on the Mountain at The Smoke House Patio Grill

high-point.jpg

Music on the Mountain at The Smoke House Patio Grill features some of the best artists and songwriters from Nashville every Friday night from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and every Saturday night from 4:30pm to 9:30pm. Also serving hot food and cold beer, with indoor and outdoor seating options.

MONTEAGLE

Oakes & Oliver's Modern Mercantile

high-point.jpg

She= Oakes & He = Oliver, together they seek out cool vintage items, unique home decor and local handcrafted goods curated perfectly for you to enjoy in your home. We are not your average antique store we are so much more.

ALTAMONT

Pig Mountain

high-point.jpg

Pig Mountain specializes in pasture-raised pork, Featuring a farrow-to-finish operation. All feeder pigs are born and raised on the farm. All supplemental feed is free of hormones and antibiotics.

SEWANEE

Sarah Sulfridge, LMT

high-point.jpg

Local Professional Massage Therapist offering Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, and Cupping massage to The Mountain.

GRUETLI-LAAGER

Savage Gulf South Trailhead/Collins Gulf

high-point.jpg

There are 4 trailheads within Savage Gulf State Park. At Savage Gulf South, one of the lesser-known parts of Savage Gulf, you’re in for some eye-popping wildflowers and amazing waterfalls and disappearing streams…

SEWANEE

Sewanee Gardener's Market

high-point.jpg

Features both garden plants and locally-grown produce. The Market is open every Saturday, 8–10 a.m., in the summer, typically runs from late May until mid September.

COALMONT

Silver Bait

high-point.jpg

A most unusual farm: Large-scale production of earthworms for fishing bait!

TRACY CITY

Taste of Ink Tattoo Studio

high-point.jpg

Private tattoo studio offering a variety of custom tattoo, art and piercings.

PELHAM

The Caverns - Cave Tours

high-point.jpg

EXPLORE THE CAVERNS!
The Caverns offers daily cave tours that include one of the largest underground rooms in the world at over 3 football fields long and a behind-the-scenes tour of the music venue. Walking tours of these otherworldly caves entwine the unique history of Grundy County, the geology of cave science, and the mythology of cave lore. Tours end on The Caverns world-famous stage.

TRACY CITY

The Fruit Stand

high-point.jpg

Whatever's fresh and in season, you'll find it at The Fruitstand in Tracy City!

MONTEAGLE

The Werner Military Museum

high-point.jpg

The Sam (“Bud”) H. Werner Military Museum showcases Mr. Werner's extensive collection of military vehicles and other artifacts. His collection encompasses items from WWI to the present. The museum is closed during the winter, but open spring, summer and fall. Check the museum’s website (“more info,” below) for current hours.

SEWANEE

University of the South Ralston Listening Library

high-point.jpg

The state-of-the-art facility offers an unparalleled audiophile resource, housing the world-class collection of recordings of the late Father William Ralston. The Library's mission is entirely philanthropic, designed to spread a love and appreciation for great music and audio to all. Operating hours in accordance with DuPont Library hours; visitor parking available in marked space in the lot located behind the library.

SEWANEE

Woody's Bicycles

high-point.jpg

Full service bicycle shop. Offering bicycles for sale and for rent. Conveniently located near the Sewanee trailhead of the Mountain Goat Trail.

SEWANEE

All Saints Chapel

high-point.jpg

Beautiful Gothic architecture and breathtaking stained glass. The University of the South is consistently named one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

GRUETLI-LAAGER

Badlands Horse Camp

high-point.jpg

Badlands Horse Camp has access to over 22,000 acres of trails with scenic overlooks, waterfalls, and creeks, offering day rides for this beautiful area. You must bring your own horse. For camping, there are 15 electric hookups.

TRACY CITY

Denny Cove Trailhead

high-point.jpg

There are 12 trailheads within South Cumberland State Park. At Denny Cove, it’s a rock climbers’ paradise, with a double-cascade waterfall and nearly 500 climbing “routes” that have been mapped out on the cliff-lines…

MONTEAGLE

Extreme Rentals LLC

high-point.jpg

Extreme Rentals LLC is a new business in Monteagle Tennessee. We currently are renting out Kayaks and Electric Bikes. Everything is first come first serve as we have limited quantity but we are looking into expanding our rental quantity and options very soon!

SEWANEE

Fine Arts at the Mountain

high-point.jpg

Full line musical instrument store and music school.

TRACY CITY

Grundy County Saddle Club

high-point.jpg

The Grundy County Saddle Club is a non-profit, family oriented, volunteer organization of equine enthusiasts. GCSC is an organization desiring to promote a fun, family oriented environment for horse related events, activities, and opportunities in the equine industry.

TRACY CITY

High Meadows Farm

high-point.jpg

Amazing you-pick blueberries in season; also cut flowers, native plants, gourds and Indian Corn in season. High Meadows Farm also sells online, on the South Cumberland Farmers' Market.

MONTEAGLE

Highlander Folk School

high-point.jpg

The Highlander Folk School campus was first established in 1932 in Monteagle. The school began by organizing unemployed and working people, and working toward a more just and inclusive society. It also focused on fighting segregation. The school campus is presently closed to the public, as it undergoes restoration.

Just IN Time Adventures

high-point.jpg

Nashville's First Hiking Tour Operator Authorized by TDEC and TN State Parks. Offering guided waterfall, hiking, cavern and various other outdoor adventure tours. Fees include round-trip transportation originating from the Nashville area via comfortable climate controlled mini-bus. Fully licensed and insured. A portion of sales proceeds is donated to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to help maintain trails and facilities.

SEWANEE

Lemon Fair

high-point.jpg

Established in 1972 and located in an old general store, The Lemon Fair is a Sewanee landmark featuring local, handmade art alongside toys, bath & body products, jewelry, chocolates, clothing, tapestries and more! Home of the original Sewanee Angel legend, it carries a large selection of original Sewanee and Angel themed items.

SEWANEE

Lost Cove North Trailhead/Natural Bridge

high-point.jpg

There are 8 trailheads within South Cumberland State Park. At Lost Cove North, wind and water have carved a unique geological feature that’s been drawing visitors to the area for more than 150 years…

MONTEAGLE

May Justus Memorial Library

high-point.jpg

May Justus was a noted author and teacher who encouraged people in this community to read. A complete collection of books by Miss Justus are maintained in the Library. The Library has public access computers, WiFi, and more.

TRACY CITY

Morning Star Farms

high-point.jpg

Morning Star Farm prides itself in offering a quality selection of superior animals, from a show ring prospect to a perfect companion for any age family member. Morning Star is also a CNG farm raising chemical free vegetables, fruits and herbs.

MONTEAGLE

Mountain Outfitters

high-point.jpg

Outdoor equipment and apparel store with rock wall inside. Products from Patagonia, J. Barbour and Sons, Filson, Dubarry, Hoka, The Frye Company, Simms Fishing Products, The North Face, Arcteryx, Mountain Hardwear, Columbia, Keen, Merrell, Chaco, Salomon, Mountain Khakis, Kavu, Oboz, Suunto, GoPro, and many more.

TRACY CITY

Nature's Treasures

high-point.jpg

Nature's Treasures grows flowers, vegetables, and evergreen trees. Produce available through the South Cumberland Farmers' Market.

TRACY CITY

Olde House Shoppe

high-point.jpg

A carefully selected collection of home & garden decor, antique/vintage finds, gifts & unique items.

TRACY CITY

Roundhouse Park

high-point.jpg

Fortunate enough to have an intact historical district and access to recreational amenities, Tracy City is undertaking a serious effort to become the gateway community to the region’s outdoor and cultural assets for travelers. The new Roundhouse Park, in downtown, is now open!!

PALMER

Savage Gulf East Trailhead/Savage Ranger Station

high-point.jpg

There are 4 trailheads within Savage Gulf State Park. At Savage Gulf East — perhaps the “wildest” part of the park — take an overnight hike to some of the most beautiful wilderness in the region…

BEERSHEBA SPRINGS

Savage Gulf State Park

high-point.jpg

Formerly part of South Cumberland State Park, Savage Gulf State Park is now Tennessee's 57th State Park. Four trailheads -- Savage Gulf North, South, East and West provide access to nearly 20,000 acres of amazing Tennessee wilderness.

SEWANEE

Sewanee Union Theater

high-point.jpg

Enjoy both current and classic films in a vintage movie theater setting, with great popcorn!

MONTEAGLE

South Cumberland State Park Visitor Center

high-point.jpg

There are 12 trailheads within South Cumberland State Park. At the South Cumberland State Park Welcome & Info Center, check out some of the family-friendly activities, and a mini-museum, too!

SEWANEE

Taylor's Mercantile

high-point.jpg

Taylor's Mercantile is a unique florist located in Sewanee, TN, on the campus of the University of the South. Excellent selection of gift items including collectables, jewelry, stationary, gift baskets and special gardening items including a large variety of green plants, dish gardens and outside bedding type plants.
We take great pride in all of our arrangements and guarantee your satisfaction. Our arrangements are not just the ordinary, but the exception.

PELHAM

The Caverns - Home of Bluegrass Underground

high-point.jpg

The Caverns, a jaw-dropping concert hall located deep underground. Guests revel in the prehistoric venue's natural acoustics and otherworldly beauty. What's more, The Caverns is home to the Emmy-winning, PBS television series Bluegrass Underground. With a concert calendar that spans all genres of musical expression, The Caverns draws music fans from all over the world. Live music inside a cave, it's a bucket list experience that keeps fans coming back to The Caverns time and again for The Greatest Show Under Earth.

MONTEAGLE

The Scoop

high-point.jpg

Who doesn’t like an ice cream treat after a day of adventures? The Scoop has you covered!

TRACY CITY

Tub Creek Farm

high-point.jpg

This working farm produces cattle for the beef marketplace, and eggs for Tyson.

TRACY CITY

Vibrant Synergy Boutique

high-point.jpg

Vibrant Synergy features a fun & funky menagerie of items from ladies clothing from size small-3x, accessories, fresh ground or whole bean coffee, personal care items, and so much more.

MONTEAGLE

Amish Hippie

high-point.jpg

The Amish Hippie is one of the quirkiest vintage shops you’ll find in Tennessee! Plus, the homemade jam wall is everything. A visit to this incense-infused space has more than enough character to keep you coming back for more!

TRACY CITY

Bigfoot Adventure Zipline & Disc Golf

high-point.jpg

Our world-class tree canopy tour and outdoor adventure park is located on Monteagle Mountain. Whether you want to soar through the air on a zipline, participate in a friendly disc golf competition, go on a camping trip with family, or experience a beautiful nature hike, we can make it happen!

COALMONT

Double A Farm

high-point.jpg

Offering family package plans and also individual cuts of beef in vacuum-sealed freezer bags. All beef is dry aged for superior taste and 1" thick cut steaks. Double A Farm has a Tennessee retail food permit and are inspected by the TN Dept of Agriculture.

TRACY CITY

Fiery Gizzard North Trailhead/Grundy Forest

high-point.jpg

There are 8 trailheads within South Cumberland State Park. At Fiery Gizzard North, swimming holes, history, geology and giant hemlock trees await, on a family-friendly adventure…

SEWANEE

Frame Gallery

high-point.jpg

From fine art to school art, heirlooms to collectibles, photographs to decorative pieces , and needlework to shadowboxes, we have a distinct frame to enhance your work.

TRACY CITY

Grundy Lakes Historic Area Trailhead

high-point.jpg

There are 8 trailheads within South Cumberland State Park. At the Grundy Lakes Historic Area, you can see remnants of this region’s coal mining industry, and learn how state convicts provided labor for the hundreds of coke ovens that ‘cooked coal’ at this site for nearly 50 years after the Civil War…

High Point Climbing

high-point.jpg

Whether you are climbing for the first time or looking to take your skills to the next level, High Point’s experienced climbing guides can help you enjoy an incredible day outside, tailoring your experience to whatever works best for you — Traditional Climbing, Sport Climbing, Bouldering or all of the above. High Point’s climbing guide service is fully insured, and all climbing guides are American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Single Pitch Instructors. Climbing is offered at Denny Cove and Foster Falls in South Cumberland State Park.

ALTAMONT

Historic Grundy County Courthouse (1835)

high-point.jpg

After Grundy County was formed in 1843, this little log cabin was used as the first Grundy County Courthouse. It is now a private building.

TRACY CITY

L & J's Breezy Stables

high-point.jpg

Novice equine riding lessons.

PELHAM

Little Shop on 41

high-point.jpg

A unique gift shop of handcrafted items from mostly local artists. The Little Shop is located inside Gallery 41, featuring home decor items, custom metal and wood signs, and handmade note cards. Most every item can be customized with size, shape or color.

SEWANEE

Lost Cove West Trailhead/Buggytop Cave

high-point.jpg

There are 8 trailheads within South Cumberland State Park. At Lost Cove West, take in the cool cave known by many names — “Buggytop Cave”, “Peter Cave” and its actual name, “Lost Cove Cave”.

SEWANEE

Midway Mushrooms

high-point.jpg

Midway Mushrooms is a small indoor farm, producing several varieties of oyster, shiitake, and lion’s mane mushrooms, as well as a number of rotating specialty cultivars, grown from recycled agricultural byproducts. Midway is a Certified Produce Safety Alliance farm.

SEWANEE

Mountain Goat Trail

high-point.jpg

Old coal railroad route converted to a rail-trail, a bike and running path open to the public. From 1856 to 1985, the Mountain Goat Railroad carried coal and passengers over the Cumberland Plateau. It was called the Mountain Goat because the climb onto the Plateau was one of the steepest railroad ascents in the world.

TRACY CITY

Music Barn

high-point.jpg

We’re a part Music store (instruments & accessories); part bible, book & gift store. We have plenty of gifts for everyone in the family!

ALTAMONT

Nature's Wealth for Your Health

high-point.jpg

Offering pastured, cage-free poultry: eggs, broilers and pullets. Animals are not given hormones or antibiotics and are raised on non-GMO grains and organic pasture. Nature's Weath also grows organic popcorn!

PALMER

Palmer Market

high-point.jpg

Local Gas Station, Grocery Store and Restaurant.

SEWANEE

Rustic Greenhouse

high-point.jpg

Growers of native, non-invasive trees, shrubs, flowers. Call for a visit!

BEERSHEBA SPRINGS

Savage Gulf North Trailhead/Stone Door

high-point.jpg

There are 4 trailheads within Savage Gulf State Park. At Savage Gulf North, check out the Great Stone Door, or embark on an overnight hike that takes in some of the most famous and historic parts of the park…

ALTAMONT

Savage Gulf West Trailhead/Greeter Falls

high-point.jpg

There are 4 trailheads within Savage Gulf State Park. At Savage Gulf West, the swimming holes are outstanding, and a shower beneath Greeter Falls is a rite of passage for many park visitors!

SEWANEE

Sewanee Village

high-point.jpg

Located within University of the South campus, downtown Sewanee boasts some of the best dining in Middle Tennessee with eclectic mix of shops, businesses, and events.

MONTEAGLE

Summer Fields

high-point.jpg

Summer Fields grows grass on which they graze rare heritage breed sheep (who produce meat and wool) and goats (meat and milk) and chickens (eggs and meat). Our animals do not receive hormones or preventative antibiotics.

TRACY CITY

Tenacity Adventure Fitness

high-point.jpg

Tenacity Adventure Fitness is a 10,000 sq-ft facility with a dedicated parkour area, cargo net climbs, rock walls, foam pits, trampolines, and several obstacles courses. Available for day use. The facility can easily accommodate larger groups seeking to have a fun-filled, unique, and memorable adventure.

SEWANEE

The Course at Sewanee

high-point.jpg

The historic Course at Sewanee was renovated by Gil Hanse in 2013 — Golf Magazine’s 2009 Architect of the Year — who reimagined, redesigned and rebuilt all nine green complexes, added challenging new bunkers and alternate tees—while being mindful of the delicate ecosystem of the Cumberland Plateau.

GRUETLI-LAAGER

The Suter Farm

high-point.jpg

The Suter Farm has been in the Suter family since 1885, part of the original settlement of the Swiss Colony of Gruetli. It retains many of the original out-buildings and the farm house which was rebuilt in 1885.

SEWANEE

University Farm

high-point.jpg

The University Farm is designed to enhance Sewanee students’ understanding of the sustainability challenges that will affect their adult lives. Featuring a large organic garden, a flock of fifty laying hens, three beehives and a herd of seven meat goat does.

SEWANEE

War Memorial Cross

high-point.jpg

A scenic overlook and favorite picnic spot, located on the west bluff of the Sewanee domain. The 60-foot cross is a memorial to all Sewanee citizens and students who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam.