Dive Into Cummins Falls

Cummins Falls has been a popular swimming hole for locals for over a century, gaining most of its momentum among tourists in the last decade. I first learned about it in 2011 at a music festival in Cookeville, when some friends went hiking and found an easy way in. At that time it was not prohibited, but things have since changed. 

Later that year, the land was purchased by the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation and it became the state park as we know it today.

Cove Lake State Park

Cove Lake State Park is one of Tennessee’s 12 State Parks and it is located in Caryville, less than 30 miles north of Knoxville. The land may be ancient but the man-made Cove Lake is the result of the New Deal Caryville Dam Project that began back in the 1930s. Nearly 700 acres on the…