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Waterfalls

Scenic Sights, Historic Heights

Boasting three state parks full of rugged terrain, rich wildlife, and carefully protected landscapes, waterfalls abound in Putnam County. Explore Burgess Falls, Cummins Falls, and Rock Island for gorgeous views, award-winning must-do's, and fun for all.

Explore Our Waterfalls

girl on bridge at fall creek falls
Photo by: @justahunblepotato

State Parks + Natural Areas

Natural Beauty and So Much More

From enjoying a picnic in the grassy knolls to day trails and rigorous hikes, our local state parks offer activities and views that are unmatched. From native trees, flowers, and animals, to beautiful landscapes and views you can't get anywhere else, there's so much to see and do.

Visit Our State Parks

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Photo by: @eliharrissss

Trails

Miles of Majestic Views

Whether you're an avid hiker looking for a challenge, or interested in a leisurely stroll to take in the sights, there are many trails, walks, and runs located throughout the area that are a perfect fit for your next adventure. Each offering their own take-your-breath-away view, which will you explore next?

Show Me The Trails

Road

Carve the Cumberland

Epic Adventure Around Every Curve

The state of Tennessee has some of the most beautiful backroads and scenic routes in the world, and the Upper Cumberland region boasts some of Tennessee's best. Situated at the crossroads of Interstate 40 and State Highway 111, Cookeville is the hub of the 14-county region. A thrilling motorcycle destination, this biker-friendly city serves as a major stop for Run for the Wall each year, is home to the Southern Cruisers' annual rally, and has served as host of the Tennessee State H.O.G (Harley Owners' Group) Rally in 2012, 2014 and 2015 as well as Harley-Davidson's inaugural Southern Backroads H.O.G. Rally in 2017. 

Let's Cruise the Cumberland

girl  sitting on cliff
Photo by: @i.ben.weaver