Tennessee's Backroads
A Southern Middle Tennessee Journey

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Barrelhouse BBQ
105 Mechanic Street South
Lynchburg, 37352

Barrelhouse BBQ opened its doors in 2012 and serves fresh pit smoked pulled pork BBQ, ribs, sausage and its famous “Grilled Cheese on Crack.” A variety of house made sauces offered with your meal will keep you wanting more and are available for purchase at the restaurant and online. This restaurant provides a warm and friendly atmosphere that serves some of the South’s best BBQ. Catering services available. Located just a hop, skip and a jump off the Lynchburg Square.

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Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House Restaurant
295 Main St Lynchburg, 37352

For well over a century, Miss Bobo’s has served traditional southern fare
to visitors from around the world. This unique dining experience, located just a short walk from the distillery, is one that shouldn’t be missed. Reservations are recommended and can be made by visiting www.missmarybobos.com.


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Motlow State
Community College

6015 Ledford Mill Rd
Tullahoma, 37388
(Actually located in Moore County)

At Motlow State, the focus is on students. Motlow faculty and staff work together to help students complete academic goals, prepare for university transfer, and acquire workforce skills. Get a head start on a college degree while still attending high school through Motlow’s dual enrollment program. Take advantage of Tennessee Reconnect if you’re an adult without a degree. New Motlow programs include Entrepreneurship, Customer Service, and Supply Chain Management, with campuses in Fayetteville, McMinnville, Moore County, and Smyrna, and a teaching site in Sparta.
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Coy Gaithers/Bedford Lake
Shelbyville, 37160

Coy Gaithers Bedford Lake can be found in Bedford County. The lake is approximately 14 miles east of Wartrace, TN and Shelbyville, TN. The lake is 47 acres and has a picnic area for visitors. The fishing facilities also include a boat launching ramp, fishing pier, and fish attractors.

Duck River
Shelbyville, 37160

The Duck River is the longest and one of the most beautiful rivers in Tennessee. It originates near downtown Manchester at the meeting place of the Barren Fork and the Little Duck in Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park. The Duck River runs for 268.5 miles, twisting and turning its way across seven counties before emptying into Kentucky Lake on the Tennessee River. This river is a natural treasure, supplying water for many communities along the river.

This natural area provides fishing, boating, camping and Duck River access for canoes and small watercraft. The Duck River is stocked with trout and other game fish. Visit the Normandy Fish Hatchery in the area. Group tours available with advanced reservations. old stone fort fall
Normandy Dam Reservoir and Fish Hatchery
365 Huffman Rd
Normandy, 37360
800-882-5263, 615-781-6622

Normandy Reservoir attracts bass anglers, campers, and boaters from a wide area. Barton Springs Recreation Area on the south shore of the reservoir is particularly popular.

The Duck River watershed is one of the most biologically diverse river systems in the nation. Over 500 species of fish, insects, and other aquatic life inhabit the ecosystem, including two species of mussels — the Cumberland monkeyface and the birdwing pearly — on the endangered species list.

Normandy is the largest of the non-power dams on tributaries of the Tennessee River. It is operated for flood damage reduction, water supply, and recreational opportunities. Normandy also provides water for a fish hatchery immediately downstream.



Old Stone Fort State
Archaeological Park

732 Stone Fort Dr
Manchester, 37355

The Old Stone Fort is an earth and stone enclosure, built as a sacred site by Woodland Native Americans almost 2,000 years ago. The picturesque waterfalls of both forks of the Duck River also attracted 19th century industries, the ruins of which are still visible. There are approximately five miles of hiking trails and 50 RV campsites. Nearby is May Prairie, a prairie remnant containing dozens of rare plants.