We spent five glorious days in Tennessee in September, 2020. As we planned to hike to several waterfalls we decided to stay in Sparta which was in a central location to all the parks on our list. This charming little town will steel your heart. It was such a pleasure to drive through its roads observing its rambling farms and pastures. I kept wanting to stop to snap photographs. Most of the photos in this blog were taken from the backyard of the place we rented. Others were stops we made on our way to nearby waterfalls. One quick stop was at Sunset point, an overlook just outside of the city.
Sparta is the county seat of White County, TN. It is a small city of 6.722 square miles with a population count of about 5,000 people. It is a scenic reminder of how simple life used to be. As you drive around, your eyes revel over green pastures, rolled up hay, with cows grazing, wild flowers, farms … I cannot wait for my next trip.
- Falls Creek Falls State Park
- Rock Island State Park
- Cumberland Caverns
- Burgess Falls State Park
- South Cumberland State Park: Savage Falls
- South Cumberland State Park: Greeter Falls and Broadtree Falls
- Sparta, Tennessee
- Cummins State Park
- City Lake Natural Area