The Cumberland Plateau, located on the western side of the Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee is a little slice of heaven. This week I had the opportunity while doing some year-end cleanup at the Airstream Park to explore the area.
Sitting at around 2,000 feet elevation, the plateau is a lush area with a lot of character and beauty. There are farms and views that are just gorgeous. Earlier this season we were directed to a farm that sells tomatoes, and I don’t know what the secret formula is – lush soil, higher elevation, climate or what, but they were delicious.
The Airstream Park (TCPC), located on the plateau and situated on about 400 acres has miles of hiking trails and lots of beauty within its borders. And just a few miles down the road is the Cumberland Mountain State Park, and located within its’ borders is The Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain – a highly ranked 6,900 feet Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. I haven’t played it yet, but expect to next year.
Not sure if this is real, but on a hike we found signs of a moonshiners camp. The chances for it being real probably shouldn’t come as a big leap of faith, although I think some liberties may have been taken. I’m good either way.