Along the Natchez Trace Parkway {Tennessee}

Along the Natchez Trace Parkway {Tennessee}

This last weekend took us along the Tennessee part of the Natchez Trace Parkway. This parkway is a 444 mile stretch that begins up around Nashville and continues down through Mississippi. The Natchez Trace is a parkway built to follow an old trail that has been used for centuries by first the Native Americans and [...]

Stairs to the Top- Chimney Rock State Park {North Carolina}

Stairs to the Top- Chimney Rock State Park {North Carolina}

Our last morning in Asheville and we were getting ready to leave for home. We had experienced the lively downtown area of Asheville but felt we couldn't leave without seeing some of the beautiful natural areas outside the city. Brad's aunt suggested a visit to Chimney Rock State Park which is a local favorite for [...]

Old Spann House Trail- Tims Ford State Park {Tennessee}

Old Spann House Trail- Tims Ford State Park {Tennessee}

We had big plans for our long weekend, but sadly none of them panned out. So instead we decided on a visit to our favorite state park for some fresh air and a snowy hike. Winter is such a different experience here in Tennessee than it is in Utah. Tennessee is less prepared to deal [...]

Savage Gulf- South Cumberland State Park {Tennessee}

Savage Gulf- South Cumberland State Park {Tennessee}

We decided to enjoy the last few colors of fall at another state park, this time going further afield to South Cumberland State Park. This state park is a little different because there are actually three separate areas, a ways apart from each other, that make up the park. One of our first Tennessee discoveries [...]

Autumn at Old Stone Fort State Park {Tennessee}

Autumn at Old Stone Fort State Park {Tennessee}

Fall seemed to take forever to get here to Tennessee! Family back in Utah kept posting their beautiful pictures of the colored leaves in the mountains and it was making me so jealous. The days have been warm and the leaves have stayed put in the green colors. But now, it is my turn to [...]

Overlook Trail- Cloudland Canyon State Park {Georgia}

Overlook Trail- Cloudland Canyon State Park {Georgia}

After spending the morning at Rock City Garden, we decided to end our visit to the Lookout Mountain area with a visit to Cloudland Canyon State Park. This is a state park that I have wanted to visit for almost a year and I seem to constantly offer it as a suggestion for our weekend [...]

Walking Along The Rail Trail- Hawks Nest State Park {West Virginia}

Walking Along The Rail Trail- Hawks Nest State Park {West Virginia}

We spent our last evening walking along the old rail trail of Hawks Nest State Park. West Virginia use to be one of the country's leading coal mining areas and trains would criss cross throughout the state transporting that coal. But with the end of coal mining the trains fell to the wayside. But the [...]

The Old Grist Mill-Babcock State Park {West Virginia}

The Old Grist Mill-Babcock State Park {West Virginia}

On an impromptu adventure we made our way to West Virginia for a taste of what makes this the 'wild and wonderful' state. And we discovered the tagline perfectly fits the state. It is a wonderland of wild, natural beauty that is largely untouched by cities and industry. And true to form, our first stop [...]

Lost Creek Trail- Tims Ford State Park {Tennessee}

Lost Creek Trail- Tims Ford State Park {Tennessee}

I made it home from Israel and have been getting back into the regular flow of things at home. And nothing helps fight jet lag better than some fresh air and sunshine, so we made our way to our favorite state park to explore another wonderful trail. We decided to take the Lost Creek Trail [...]

Bridge and Waterfall- Fall Creek Falls State Park {Tennessee}

Bridge and Waterfall- Fall Creek Falls State Park {Tennessee}

Of all the state parks that we have visited so far here in Tennessee, probably the one that we consider our favorite is Fall Creek Falls State Park. The first time we came here we loved getting to hike through the changing colors of fall. The second time we came here was just after a [...]