DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF RURAL COUNTIES IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE WHETHER IT IS HISTORY, outdoor adventure, music or quaint downtowns, magical rural locations abound in Middle Tennessee. Step back in time in to find treasures at Jamestown’s World’s Longest Yard Sale or study the life and legacy of an American World War I hero at Alvin C. York State Historic Park in Pall Mall. Storytellers Museum, Bon Aqua Across the way in Jackson County, Gainesboro offers antique shopping and incredible dining at The Bull & Thistle. Stop in downtown Carthage for a main street stroll but if outdoor recreation is on the agenda, then enjoy Cordell Hull Lake or paddling or fishing the Caney Fork River. Follow the meandering Cumberland River to Dover and visit Fort Donelson. Take in a play performance about the famous Bell Witch in Adams. The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is a haven for fishing, camping and other outdoor activities. The Bull & Thistle, Gainesboro From there, the route of the Tennessee River leads visitors from the northern edge of the state to the southern side and Wayne County. Grab a meal or catch some music in Waynesboro, or slide up to the quaint river city of Clifton, where one may visit the home of Pulitzer Prize winner T. S. Stribling. Ride the Natchez Trace or stop for a picnic with local prize-winning goat cheese produced at Bonnie Blue Farm. The World’s Longest Yard Sale, Jamestown Johnny Cash sang about Saturday nights in Hickman County, but there are options for every day of the week. Stroll the square in downtown Centerville and, on Saturday mornings, catch the Grinders Switch Music Hour. Grab a freshly made meal at Pinewood Store & Kitchen, float or fish 73 miles of the Duck River and wind up in Bon Aqua at the Storytellers Museum & Johnny Cash Home. Finally, swing through downtown Fayetteville and tour the diners and shops on the picturesque courthouse square. Plan a trip for April and hang around for the Slawburger Festival, where last year nearly 170,000 slawburgers were created and consumed.
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