Exploring Hardin County is an endless adventure of fishing, boating, hiking, water-loving, nature-walking, catfish-dining options! Take a look at this sample itinerary:
WHAT TO DO DOWNTOWN:
Savannah, Tennessee boasting as the Catfish Capital of the World, offers a river town with shopping, dining, parks, and history.
- Spend the morning exploring historic Savannah. Stop in Tennessee River Museum (495 Main Street) for a tour chronicling river life from the moundbuilders, Trail of Tears, romantic steamboats, to modern day commerce. Pick up a copy of the Savannah Historic Home Tour brochure and enjoy a stroll past antebellum and craftsman bungalows including Cherry Mansion, headquarters to General US Grant during the Battle of Shiloh.
- Stop in Selah Coffee (on Main Street) to relax with a specialty blend espresso, grab a sweet treat at White Oak Bakery (348 Main Street)….but if by chance you are here on a Wednesday, well, by all means, visit Savannah Farmers Market (corner of Main and Williams Street) for a pastry or locally raised fresh sausage and biscuit!
- Shop the array of boutiques and specialty shoppes for many great finds, clothing, pottery, jewelry, art.
- Lunch time! BBQ, Italian, plate lunch specials. Hickory Pit (555 Main Street) serves BBQ anyway you can imagine; Mama Fia’s (414 Main) is Buon Appetito!
- Tennessee Street Park (200 Tennessee Street) cool off the kids at the splash pads; visit Savannah Veterans’ Park (Hanna Blvd) and tour our armed service memorial.
Dine at one of many local restaurants while in town.
TRAILS, LAKES, TEE TIME:
Make Day 2 an outdoor family fun day exploring Pickwick Lake!
- Start with a morning hike at Pickwick Landing State Park Island Trail Loop. Enjoy the butterfly garden, dog park, and resident bird aviary.
- Play a round of golf at Pickwick Landing State Park Winfield Dunn Course. 18 holes of picturesque greens that challenge your game.
- Rent a pontoon from one of our area marinas. Explore Pickwick Lake with over 50 miles of shoreline and 47,500 acres of smooth fishing and cruising. Try to find the spot known by locals as Tennalassippi, where three states meet on the water, then head over to the Yellow Creek Waterfalls for a float in this secluded party cove.
- For lunch or dinner you can’t miss with experiencing all the unique fun at The Outpost General Store near the dam, or any of the restaurants along the famous Pickwick Curve… Freddy T’s Beach Club, on deck at the Rib Cage, or sipping margaritas at Nuevo Vallarta!
CATFISH TO CANNONBALLS
Shiloh National Military Park is one of the most well-preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation.
- Check in at the Shiloh Visitor Center museum, catch the award winning short film “Shiloh: Fiery Trial”, stop in the bookstore.
- Download the Shiloh APP or pick up the driving tour brochure to follow the epic battle struggle, tour stops include monuments, cannons, and famous Peach Orchard.
- Getting hungry? Zip over to Hagy’s Catfish Hotel, the #1 hot spot for catfish and hushpuppies….many locals and visitors have enjoyed this riverfront restaurant for over 80 years!
- Continue your tour back at Shiloh Park by visiting the Shiloh Indian Mounds. This 800 year-old chiefdom sits on the Tennessee River bank and has an interpretive center and walking trail.
There are so many ways to enjoy Hardin County. Plan now for your adventure. You can find lodging options and more details here at www.tourhardincounty.org
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