Visit the Welcome Center in Collinwood just off mile 355 of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Meet the wonderful volunteers and learn about our beautiful area!
Wayne County, Tennessee
Wayne County is
located on the extreme western side of the Highland Rim,
with its northwest corner extending into the Tennessee
River basin. It is made up of ridges and hollows and is
on a plateau of about eight hundred feet in elevation in
the southwest corner of the Middle Tennessee division.
Heavily wooded, the county contains deposits of iron
that were still being worked into the early twentieth
Wayne County is an undiscovered paradise for sportsmen.
People from all over the country come here to hunt, camp
and fish. However, hunting and fishing areas are not
crowded. We have plenty of room for you to find the
right place. More than 10,000 acres of privately owned
and managed land plus a local wildlife management area
of over 22,000 acres make for excellent hunting, camping
Natchez Trace Parkway
Stretching from the Mississippi River in Natchez through
the Shoals area in Alabama and across the Tennessee
Valley to Nashville, the Old Trace was first trod by
buffalo, then American Indians. In the early 1800's, it
was the main return route for Ohio Valley traders who,
rather than fight the Mississippi currents, sold their
flatboats for the value of their timber in Natchez and
walked home via the Old Trace. By the mid-1820's,
steamboats made the dangerous trek unnecessary, and the
Old Trace disappeared into the trees.
Today, the 444-mile National Scenic Byway and
All-American Road has emerged as one of America's most
important examples of our nation's natural and cultural
heritage. Administered by the National Park Service, the
road's non-commercial environment coupled with a wide
variety of historic sites, wayside exhibits and
beautiful venues make it a memorable destination for an
unhurried trip that both reveals and explains a unique
time in our country's history.
Visitors today will discover richly scenic areas,
numerous hiking trails, picnic sites, campgrounds and
water recreation areas. Hiking on the Parkway presents
both challenges and rewards. Over 60 miles of National
Scenic Trail and 28 different hiking and self-guiding
trails are open year-round. RVing on the parkway offers
a great ride, and motorcycling and biking are popular
with hundreds of miles of scenic, winding road between
Natchez and Nashville.
The Tennessee River is the largest tributary of the Ohio River. It is approximately 652 miles (1049 km) long and is located in the southeastern United States in the Tennessee Valley. The river was once popularly known as the Cherokee River, among other names.
Pictured is the Pickwick Belle docked at the old ferry landing on Clifton's riverfront in Spring of 2009. Clifton Marina, Ross Creek Landing Golf Course and the T.S. Stribling Home and Museum are just a short drive away.