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Vacation in Smith County - Tennessee


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Area Overview

Smith County is one of those unique special places that lingers warmly in your mind
for years to come. The county’s rich historical legacy blended with the backdrop of the
Cumberland Mountain foothills and quaint Norman Rockwell style river towns, makes it the
awe-inspiring setting for locally owned shops, artisans, distinctive restaurants, and
outdoor adventure. It is home to notable artists, musicians, and statesmen.


There is something special about Smith County, and Tennessee is just beginning to discover it.
It is where Nashville comes to play. It is close enough to the big cities where weekend trips are simple and stress free. It is far enough away where visitors can see the stars at night. It is where the mountains and the rivers meander. It is the ultimate playground and ideal destination for a healthy active getaway.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness













Smith County offers a variety of outdoor activities.
Caney Fork River—Noted as the best trout river East of the Mississippi and Ideal Class I scenic river for canoeing and kayaking.
Cumberland River—Home to some of the largest striped bass caught on record. Fishing guide services, picturesque sightseeing tours, and bald eagles viewing are among some of the most popular activities.
Cordell Hull Lake - Covering over 12,000 acres, this beautiful lake wings its way through some of the most breathtaking sections of Smith County. The lake is home to numerous campgrounds and is known for its fun boating, fishing, and skiing.
Hiking - The Bearwaller Gap Trail has been touted as one of the best hiking trails in Middle Tennessee. A little over 6 miles, it can be taken as a day hike, but also has a primitive campsite for overnight backpackers too.
Mountain Biking - Bear Wheels Trail has brought mountain bike enthusiasts to Smith County from all across the country. The trails meander along the edge of beautiful Cordell Hull Lake.
Agritourism - From apple orchards, vineyards, strawberry patches and pumpkin mazes, the farming families of Smith County have opened their homes so visitors can experience and taste directly from the farm.
Country Drivers - Travel along the historic Walton Road Scenic Byway, Avery Trace, the Promise Land, and the Ring of Fire Trails to soak in the scenery as you wind your way along the country roads.

Stay in Smith County with one of the following amenities:Bed and Breakfasts - Scattered among the hilltops and hollows you’ll find award winning B&B’s where you can snuggle up, relax, and truly connect to your Smith County experience.
Hotels and Inns - From an historical hotel built in 1904, to modern inns, there are many other convenient lodging alternatives in the middle of all that Smith County has to offer.
Cabins - There are numerous cabins around the lake and rivers that offer the perfect reprieve after a day of adventure in Smith County.

Cultural Activities





Smith County Fine Arts Center is housed in the Hull Theatre at the Historic Smith County Courthouse located on the Carthage Tennessee. Check the website and the Smith County Fine Arts Center Facebook page for dates and time of performances.

The Smith County Heritage Museum is located in downtown Carthage displaying historical and vintage artifacts dating from the beginning of Smith County to the present. Check our website and the Smith County Heritage Museum Facebook page for hours of operations.

Attractions






The variety of attractions in Smith County include many historic sites. Houses that were built as early as the 1700s. Several sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We have the beautiful Cordell Hull Lake with a marina and campgrounds. A new winery to the area is Cellar 53 Winery located in the community of Brush Creek.

Transportation



Smith County is approximately 45 miles east of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall


 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  25.2  35.4  45.5  4.6 "
 February  27.6  39.0  50.5  4.1 "
 March  35.6  47.8  60.0  5.5 "
 April  43.6  56.4  69.1  4.0 "
 May  52.9  64.8  76.7  5.4 "
 June  62.0  73.2  84.4  4.4 "
 July  66.7  77.5  88.3  5.0 "
 August  65.6  76.5  87.4  3.9 "
 September  58.6  70.3  82.0  3.7 "
 October  44.8  58.4  72.0  3.3 "
 November  36.2  48.2  60.2  4.3 "
 December  28.8  39.4  49.9  5.5 "

Best Time To Go:

Spring and fall.

The climate in this area is a mild spring, with hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The average annual temperature is 58.6 F The annual average precipitation is 51.41"

Accommodations


Bed and Breakfasts - Scattered among the hilltops and hollows you’ll find award winning B&B’s where you can snuggle up, relax, and truly connect to your Smith County experience.
Hotels and Inns - From an historical hotel built in 1904, to modern inns, there are many other convenient lodging alternatives in the middle of all that Smith County has to offer.
Cabins - There are numerous cabins around the lake and rivers that offer the perfect reprieve after a day of adventure in Smith County.

Costs

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