Hang Out in Morgan County, Tennessee

START with some history at HISTORIC BRUSHY MOUNTAIN PRISON which was the last place you wanted to be sent to. Known as the “End of the Line,” Brushy was a maximum-security prison that held evil men who committed heartless crimes with little remorse. Have a taste of the End of the Line Moonshine distilled at the prison, while enjoying a wonderful meal at the Warden’s Table.

NEXT HEAD OUT to FROZEN HEAD STATE PARK and check out the Waterfalls in the area and the Ranger led Events they have all year long, including a Big Foot event. TAKE A HIKE at the OBED WILD AND SCENIC RIVER which has high bluffs, sculpted cliffs, and lush forested slopes that creep to the edge of the river, which can be placid in summer and torrential in winter and spring.

A PHOTO OP is the .5 mile walk to the LILLY BLUFF OVERLOOK for the entire family to enjoy.

WARTBURG,TN See the Court House was built in 1904 and the tower houses a 900-pound bell, four sided clock with four-foot hands. The only other clock of its kind resides in the Smithsonian. The Obed has been designated as an INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY PARK, check Nemo Bridge for that sky view.

FIND MORE HISTORY near the Big South Fork National Park where lies Historic Rugby, Tennessee; an 1880’s Victorian British-founded village whose Utopian dream of a better life in America has never quite died.

For more information go to: mctamoco.com

The Historic Azalea Trail

See a breathtaking display of floral color and beauty when you drive Lafayette’s Historic Azalea Trail–celebrate more than 80 years of this amazing springtime attraction! The azalea bloom season signals the start of spring with a “flower power” show of beauty during the month of March.

Lafayette, Louisiana’s historic azalea trail began in the 1930’s in Elmhurst Park Subdivision on Dunreath Street, which became known as the “Million Dollar Road” of azaleas.  February 23, 1938 was declared the first official opening date of bloom season for the trail.  The Fuchsia Formosa azalea was named “The General Lafayette” as the city flower and can be seen in grandeur on Mall Boulevard in Mouton Gardens. Around the Visitor’s Center pond, one can view Lafayette’s most popular varieties of azaleas.

In 2015, Scenic Lafayette began extensive revitalization of the trail.  In recognition of its continuing efforts and programs for promoting azaleas as valuable landscape shrubs, Lafayette earned the Azalea City Certification in 2016 by the Azalea Society of America.

Along the trail visit Lafayette’s cultural attractions, historic properties, garden neighborhoods, shops, and restaurants.  Off the trail, explore the azalea viewing spots around the city to enjoy this springtime floral splendor of color.
For more information and to plan your road trip go to: azaleatrail.org
Scenic Lafayette: https://www.facebook.com/ScenicLafayette  

Photo: Myrtle Place Boulevard in the Oaklawn Garden District of the Azalea Trail.