Tennessee River Trail Scenic Byway

Overlooking the Duck River bottoms
Duck River Bottoms in Benton County

Tennessee River Logo Located in one of the most scenic regions in the country, the Tennessee River Trail Scenic Byway is comprised of 440 miles of 2-lane roads meandering through picturesque countryside and small, hometown America. The Tennessee River Trail Scenic Byway winds through nine counties along the eastern and western banks of the Tennessee River in western middle Tennessee. Home to some of the state’s most significant resources and attractions, this region offers visitors a glimpse into the past and insight into the events that shaped the course of our nation’s history.

Shiloh monument in Harding County
Shiloh Monument

Very few places in the country offer visitors the chance to cross the river by ferry or to see the sites where major Civil War victories and defeats occurred both on the ground and in the water. Significant wildlife management areas that offer respite to migratory birds also provide an excellent outlet to bird watchers, and there is no better place to see the impact of the Tennessee Valley Authority, which transformed life in the Tennessee River Valley region during the mid-1900s.

Front view of Cherry Mansion in Savannah
Cherry Mansion in Savannah

Whether you’re a history buff, an environmentalist or an outdoor recreation enthusiast, the Tennessee River Trail Scenic Byway has something for you. Enjoy a stroll through the historic downtown area in Paris, or take in the historic residential district in Savannah. The Tennessee River and Kentucky Lake have an abundance of marinas and campgrounds that provide for many opportunities to enjoy the water for recreational or sport fishing. The many rivers and streams that feed the river and lake also provide a wide variety of canoe and kayak options for the outdoor adventurer.

Take some time to come and enjoy what the Tennessee River Trail Scenic Byway has to offer. The diversity of the region provides environmental and cultural experience that cannot be matched.

For more information visit : http://www.driveanddiscover.com/

Fort Donnelson cannons overlooking river
Fort Donnelson cannons overlooking the river

Contact Information:
Byway Leader: Greer Broemel
Greater Nashville Regional Council
501 Union Street FLoor 6
Nashville, TN 37219-1705
Local Phone: 615-862-8848
Email: gbroemel@gnrc.org
Website: http://www.tennrivertrails.com