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!
Coalmont OHV Park
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!
Grundy Lakes Historic Area Trailhead
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
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.
Highlander Folk School
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.
Mountain Goat Trail
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.
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.
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!!
Tenacity Adventure Fitness
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.
The Course at Sewanee
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.
Cove Creek Farm
COVE CREEK FARM is family owned and operated by brothers Micah and Matthew Sparacio. It began as a conversation about our food—knowing where it came from and how to ensure it was raised humanely and naturally. Adults and kids can join us on the first and third Saturdays of the month for a one hour guided tour of our farm. Field trips to Cove Creek Farm are great for kids in K-5. Our Play Barn and Outdoor Adventure Zone can accommodate 4 busloads at a time. Have a unique birthday party for your kids or grand-kids at The Cove Creek Play Barn and Outdoor Adventure Zone. Info on all this and more can be found on our website!
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.
High Vibes Healing
High Vibes Healing is a yoga and sound healing studio located in Country Mart. We offer a variety of yoga classes, Tai chi, and dance. The studio also features a medical grade infrared sauna and relaxation area, an oasis on the mountain for you to relax and recharge. The studio also offers private and group sound healing sessions, Reiki energy healing and Bemer sessions. Come discover balance in your body, mind, and soul.
Historic Stoker-Stampfli Farm & Museum
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.
Laurie Museum & Archives
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.
The Caverns - Cave Tours
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.
Bigfoot Adventure Zipline & Disc Golf
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!
Grundy County Saddle Club
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.
Just IN Time Adventures
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.
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.
Mountain Mobile Massage
Our team services many unique luxury destinations. These include The Retreat at Water's Edge, Retreat at Deer Lick, The Smokehouse, Monteagle Inn, Kit Kat Cottage in Pelham near The Caverns, to name a few. Please let us know your location, length of massage requested, add-on treatments, sensitivities or allergies, and gender preference for your therapist; if any. Text 908-328-8769 for fastest response.
Music on the Mountain at The Smoke House Patio Grill
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.
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.
The Caverns - Home of Bluegrass Underground
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.
The Werner Military Museum
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.
University of the South Ralston Listening Library
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.