Things to do
This beautiful area, located near the Buffalo and Tennessee Rivers, is best known for outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and fishing.
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Linden's Art Scene
Linden’s Main Street features a thriving community of artists and creatives. Visit the Buffalo River Artists Cooperative, featuring arts and crafts from more than a dozen local artists.
Just across the street is Main Street Marketplace, featuring an equal number of makers, showcasing jewelry, handmade soaps, textiles, decorative home goods, baked goods and much more.
Each year in Linden, the arts community is celebrated with the Blooming Arts Festival, the region’s premiere event. Featuring more than 150 artisans and vendors, live music, and activities for the entire family, Blooming Arts 2021 will be held March 26-27.
Offering crafts including furniture, baskets, quilts, honey, locally made sorghum, fresh produce, homemade bread, jams, pickles, cheese, and more!
Visit several farms in Lobelville, off Rte. 438.
Take 13 North about 10 minutes, then right on 438. Follow signs.
MOUSETAIL LANDING STATE PARK
Mousetail Landing State Park and Lady’s Bluff Wild Area are both a short drive from the Commodore Hotel. These parks are true gems, offering spectacular views of the Tennessee River, pristine forests and wildlife, and some historical perspective of the river’s importance to life before automobiles and super-highways. Brochures with directions are in the lobby of the Commodore.
CEDAR CREEK IRON FURNACE HISTORICAL SITE
Explore this monumental wonder and learn why iron was so important here and across the country in the mid-1800s.
See the Iron Furnace Trail booklet in our Lobby.
NATCHEZ TRACE TRAIL
Explore the Southeast’s first “highway” on which colonial travelers and Indians moved on foot or horseback. This award-winning roadway offers beautiful scenery, historical sites, and wildlife without stop signs or commercial activity. A favorite road of cyclists across the country.
Follow 412 East about 30 minutes and follow signs.
MERIWETHER LEWIS PARK GRAVE AND MONUMENT
Here is the site where Lewis purportedly shot himself while staying at an Inn along the Natchez Trace. Lewis was traveling on the Trace to visit Thomas Jefferson in Virginia. The monument is half-complete, just as Lewis’ life was only half-fulfilled.
Located on the Natchez Trace, off Rte. 20 in Hohenwald.
Take 412 East 20 minutes to Hohenwald, then right on Rte. 20 about 10 minutes. Follow signs.
THE LEWIS COUNTY MUSEUM OF LOCAL AND NATURAL HISTORY
Features one of the largest collections of wild animal mounts in the western hemisphere. The museum is in downtown Hohenwald, just 20 minutes East on Rte. 412.