Upon your arrival, please visit the Wayne County Welcome Center in Collinwood, at mile marker 355 off the Natchez Trace Parkway and approximately 13 miles north of the Alabama state line. Our staff of volunteers will help direct you to your destination and provide useful information on attractions all across Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. Their cookies and coffee are pretty good, too! All listings on this page are within a one hour drive of our Welcome Center.
As early as 1733, French traders were using maps based on a series of hunter's paths that stretched from Mississippi into Tennessee. By 1810, the trail evolved into a clearly marked road of commerce, but there was always an element of danger: the Trace was host to robbers preying on unsuspecting travelers. In 1812 steamboats began providing a safer and faster method of transportation from the Ohio Valley to New Orleans, and travel on the Trace eventually began to decline.
One of Tennessee's most scenic rivers, the Buffalo meanders through the northern part of Wayne County. The river is famous as a float stream for many canoes. From moderately fast rapids to lazy, slow moving waters, a journey down the Buffalo is to experience nature at its best. For those who fish, the river is home to an abundance of small-mouth bass, rock bass, and catfish. See "Canoe Rentals" on our Business Directory page for complete list of our chamber recommended local canoe liveries.
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.
Tennessee Fitness Spa is located 95 miles southwest of Nashville, Tennessee at beautiful Natural Bridge. This historic site may be the only double span natural bridge formation in the world. It is a purely natural formation that was formed over millions of years by nature. Indians used the site over several different periods of history. Tribes including the Yucchi Indians from Mexico, the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Muskogean, Creeks and Cherokees walked the trails around Natural Bridge long before the white man came to this country. The last Indians here were the Cherokees but they were ordered out by Andrew Jackson in the 1800's, known as the "Trail of Tears". The site is bordered by Forty-Eight Creek which is crystal clear cool water. Many species of fish can be seen from the banks. Another popular creation of nature on the grounds is the "Ice" cave. The temperature in the cave is a cool 58 degrees year round. The stream coming out of the cave is stocked with rainbow trout. Day Packages are available by appointment only.
Located just off the Natchez Trace, Amber Falls uses primarily organic fertilizers and pesticides and windmill- produced energy for irrigation. Vineyard and winery tours, complimentary tasting, special events, picnic area. Wine and wine-related items for sale. Bed & Breakfast features rental cottage in vineyard. Corporate meeting space and conference rooms also available for special events. Exit Hwy 412 from Natchez Trace, 2.5 miles east to Ridgetop Road.
On the Tennessee River four miles from Ross Creek Landing Golf Course and five miles from Historic Clifton. RV rentals spaces by day, week or month with full hook-ups. Waterfront and wooded building lots and RV camping lots also available for purchase.
307 Shirley Bates Rd
Fun for the Entire Family
PO Box 591
For Reservation Information,
Open April through October
Beautiful Riverfront park for families & children to enjoy!
Highway 128 on the River
Primitive overnight camping is allowed in all Collinwood parks and RV hookups are available in select areas for a small fee. Please contact Collinwood City Hall at 931-724-9107 or the Wayne County Welcome Center at 931-724-4347 during regular business hours or Ricky Bratton at 931-722-8415 after 5:00 pm. Daily RV Hookup Fee $15.00.
Collinwood Dixie Youth / Little League Baseball
125 south oak drive
Collinwood TN 38450
Contact - Brent Dicus
Baseball season April - July
Ages 4,5,6, up thru 13-14
Games are played at the Dixie youth park located next to the city pool complex.
The Park includes 4 ball fields, bleachers, a modern concession stand, and ADA compliant public restrooms.
Collinwood City Pool Complex
123 South Oak Drive
Collinwood TN 38450
The Collinwood City Pool opens Memorial Day weekend, closes the 2nd weekend in August. (Dates may vary) There are always 2 life guards on duty. The pool facilities include a concession stand, ADA compliant restrooms and both a full size pool and a kiddy wading pool.
Admission Rates for the City Pool
• Daily pass:$4.00/day
• Individual season pass: $80.00
• Family Pass: $150.00 for up to five immediate family members
• Pool Party: $75.00/for 2 hours and $20.00/ hour there after
• Summer School: $40.00/child and $30.00/per child in same family there after.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday - 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
A branch of the Wayne County Library System
Tuesday - Friday 10:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Hwy 13 South
Collinwood TN 38450
Located just off the Natchez Trace Parkway, at the intersection of Hwy 13 and Broadway. Park includes playground equipment, a pavilion, picnic tables, basketball court and lots of green open space. Old Timer's Day and other festivities take place in this park.
Primitive overnight camping is allowed in Ralph M. Hughes Park . Please contact Collinwood City Hall at 931-724-9107 or the Wayne County Welcome Center at 931-724-4347 during regular business hours or Ricky Bratton at 931-722-8415 after 5:00 pm.
Just off Natchez Trace mile marker 355 Collinwood's newest park constructed entirely through donations and volunteer labor! Easily accessed from Natchez Trace Parkway and the Wayne County Welcome Center, this park is the community's way of giving back to all the visitors who travel through Collinwood. Overnight primitive camping for motorcyclists and bicyclists is permitted at no fee. Donations are accepted and appreciated and are used to keep the park in pristine condition. No prior reservation required.
Call Toll Free at (800) 260-5195
Everyone's Favorite!! Located on the scenic Buffalo River in Wayne County at Bell Bridge.
Your source for the best in specialty coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, smoothies, locally created crafts and fine art. A retro Internet cafe' located just behind the Wayne County Welcome Center in Collinwood. Antiques, glassware, hand-crafted nursery items, stained glass, hand-carved wood turnings, photography and works by other local artisans.
Open Mon-Fri 7-5, Sat 9-5, closed Sundays
We cater to bicyclists, motorcyclists and groups! RV hookups with electric and water, primitive tent camping, bath house with hot showers, dump station, two motel rooms with two double beds each, country breakfast. Open year-round. Located along beautiful Swan Creek. Fall Hollow Restaurant open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Meals can be provided with advanced notice.
1329 Columbia Highway (just off the Natchez Trace at mile marker 391, Highway 412)
Everything for the horse lover! Horse boarding, riding lessons, family arena riding, guided trail rides, horse leasing, horse camp. We teach safe horsemanship skills for adults and children, and can work with handicapped and special needs individuals. Pony parties on site or your location. Party packages available.
Winery offering weekend tours of the tank room and free wine tastings. Have wine, Tennessee agricultural products (including meats, cheese, crackers, cheese straws, salsas, pasta, cookies) and wine-related items (wine glasses, stoppers, holders, racks, etc.) for sale.
"A condo on the street" for travelers along the Natchez Trace or visiting in Wayne County. Two bedroom, one bath cottage with a pull-out couch, washer/dryer, front and back porches with rockers, central heat and air, fully equipped kitchen - all the comforts of home in a historic 1934 cottage on a shady two acre lot.
Spend the day drifting down Shoal Creek on a rental canoe or tube from Shoal Creek Canoe Run. Canoe rental including paddles, jackets, shuttle to and/or from start/stopping point, offering drinks, snacks, ice, shirts, caps, koozies, sunglasses, water cameras, cigarettes, waterproof boxes, etc.
Located six miles east of Hwy 13 on Hwy 227 (Iron City Rd)
Greater Clifton Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau
This former home of Pulitzer Prize winning novelist T.S. Stribling is now a museum of his life work and achievements. Open to the public.
300 East Water Street
Clifton, TN 38425
Sunday & Monday- Closed
Walking Trail - Hours - 6:00am - 10:00pm
Newly remodeled Waynesboro RV Park. Relax in a quiet wooded setting along the banks of Green River. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the new walking trail to the nearby city pool and water slides. Just a short drive from local dining and shopping.
Rental/ Reservation Information - All park facilities are available for use free at any time. However, if you want to guarantee availability, reservations can be made by calling 931-722-5458. The reservation fee also ensures that the facility is cleaned and ready for your use.
20 ft & 150 ft water slides
Kiddie Pool with Rain Tree
Aquacise, private lessons, night swims.
Red Cross Certified Lifeguard Training
Want to rent it for a private party? 2hr and 4hr blocks are available. Call (931)722-2860
Outdoor Summer Fun for the Entire Family!
101 Donahoe Dr. City Hall @ (931) 722-5458.
This nine hole municipal golf course is located on 45 acres and is open daily to the public. Phone 931- 722-3948
Hunting ranch in rural Middle Tennessee. Deer, turkey, pheasant, quail. Hunting guides, game processing, tree stands, house stands, ground blinds. Opens with bow season September 25th and remains open through the spring turkey season. Youth hunts 1/2 priced.
655 Dog Creek Rd