Johnsonville State Historic Park – New Johnsonville, TN

We drove across the lake (from staying at Nathan Bedford Forrest SP) to visit Johnsonville State Historic Park. Nathan Bedford Forrest was who attacked Johnsville during the Civil War. I guess that interconnects these two state parks in some way. We visited the interpretive center (which I highly recommend) for a quick movie. Then we …

Hiking and Kayaking Nathan Bedford Forrest SP – Eva, TN

We headed to the lake to visit two different (but related) Tennessee state parks for some kayaking and hiking. We stayed at Nathan Bedford Forrest SP in Eva, TN. We visit Johnsonville Historic Park across the river while we were there. Both parks have Civil War history galore. We loaded the kayaks on the truck …

Hiking Long Hunter State Park – Hermitage, TN

2 lakes, 3 hikes! With trails around a small lake (Couchville Lake) and a large lake (Percy Preist Lake), Long Hunter State Park has plenty to explore. The TN state park is just outside Nashville, TN (in Hermitage/Mt. Juliet). It doesn’t have any place to RV camp so we made a few day trips there …

Summer In Telluride, Colorado

We ended up our trip out west in Telluride, Colorado for some summer fun. We stayed up the mountain in Mountain Village. The gondola ride from there to town is pretty spectacular. It rained a lot while were there including on our hike up to Bridal Veil Falls (Colorado’s biggest waterfall). It never rained enough …

Savage Falls – Savage Gulf SNA

This was our last day in Savage Gulf. Today was a drive day (from Manchester to Reliance TN). On the way, we hiked to Savage Falls in Savage Gulf State Natural Area (part of South Cumberland State Park). This was our 6th waterfall in our four days of hiking in Savage Gulf. We didn’t get …

Suter Falls and Horsepound Falls – Collins West Trailhead – Savage Gulf SNA

We spent 4 days in Savage Gulf State Natural Area and my favorite day was when we hiked up to Suter Falls and Horespound Falls. We entered the trail at the Collins West Trailhead and headed towards Suter Falls. The area that Suter Falls is in is absolutely stunning (and massive). It didn’t feel like …

Greeter Falls at Savage Gulf State Natural Area

We spent a few days exploring Savage Gulf State Natual Area. This is part of South Cumberland State Park which has to be my favorite Tennessee State Park. Today’s hike was short and sweet. We hiked to Blue Hole, and to Greeter Falls (both upper and lower). We’d planned to go to Boardtree Falls and …

Hiking Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park – Manchester, TN

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, in Manchester, TN. was our home base for about a week as we hiked in the surrounding area of Tennessee. One afternoon when we got rained out of our plan we explored this state park’s 2000-year-old earthworks Native American fort, two rivers (Duck River and Little Duck River), and …

Stone Door + Laurel Falls + Ranger Falls at Savage Gulf State Natural Area in South Cumberland SP

This video is SAVAGE…Savage Gulf State Natural Area that is! We headed up to Beersheba Springs, TN for a few days of hiking in the Savage Gulf part of South Cumberland State Park. This state park is already way up my favorite Tennessee State Park list and this hike just solidified it further. We hiked …