Wine and Waterfalls in Fentress County
A day trip to one of Tennessee's most beautiful regions
A GUIDE TO EXPLORING THE CUMBERLAND RIVER BASIN
Few places in Tennessee can compare with the beauty that awaits you at Big South Fork and the surrounding area. Enjoy the tranquility and beauty this day trip has to offer and finish the day sipping wine at Tennessee’s oldest winery.
108 E Central Ave, Jamestown, TN 38556
If a vanilla latte and a bagel are prerequisites to beginning your day, Campfire Coffee has you covered!
This local spot offers up all the coffee house staples we love with a calm and collected atmosphere. You are sure to find just what you need to carry you through taking in today’s views.
Big South Fork NRRA
Allow us to offer up some of our favorite trails, varying in difficulty and length, that all lead to some of the Big South Fork’s most breathtaking sites. You could do each of these to make it a weekend or pick one for the day.
Fall Branch Falls is on a 1.9-mile trail connecting the John Litton Farm Loop to the Grand Gap Loop trail. Admire the rock features and the beautiful tumbling water nestled along the path.
Coming in at 1.5-miles, the Slave Falls trail is the shortest and easiest hike on our short list! Do not let that fool you – the waterfall at the end is nothing to sleep on!
Simply Fresh Restaurant
591 E Central Ave, Jamestown, TN 38556
Photo courtesy of @jefferyw on Flickr
Offering hand-crafted lunch options that are fresh and delicious, Simply Fresh Restaurant is known for its great flavor. From artisan soft tacos and gyros to salads, pasta, and sandwiches, you will find the right mix to refuel for your next site.
Alvin C York State Historic Park
2609 North York Hwy , Pall Mall, TN 38577
Paying tribute to Sgt. Alvin C. York, one of the most decorated soldiers of World War I, this historic State Park is very unique, much like its namesake.
One of the best spots in the area is the water feature beside the old gristmill, which once powered corn into cornmeal. The Wolf River winds around to the side of the mill where the water cascades over a rock wall, creating a beautiful small waterfall.
2552 Northrup Falls Rd, Jamestown, TN 38556
Enjoy your 1.3- mile hike through a tranquil Oak-Hickory forest on your way to Northrup Falls. Tumbling more than 60 feet over a rock ledge, this is easily one of Tennessee’s most stunning waterfalls.
Step up behind the waterfall near the rock pile for a picturesque perspective of this beauty – some of the rocks can get a bit slick so watch your step! Take a moment to admire the majestic rock cliffs used for shelter by Woodland indigenous people over 3,000 years ago.
Highland Manor Winery
2965 South York Hwy, Jamestown, TN 38556
After a day of chasing waterfalls, it’s time to experience Tennessee’s first winery. Producing fine wines for over four decades, the folks at Highland Manor have perfected their craft.
Sip and enjoy their award-winning wines with free tastings to anyone of age. Make sure to visit the gift shop to pick up bottles of wine, Sweetwater Valley cheeses, and an assortment of crackers. Many visitors take in the natural beauty of the area with an outdoor picnic featuring their newly discovered wine.
Unwind after your adventurous day that has left you with mental pictures of stunning natural beauty, clean air in your lungs, and a bottle of wine corked in the backseat. You might be leaving Fentress County, but it won’t be leaving you anytime soon.