Description - The Middle Tennessee Travel Region is bound by the Tennessee River, to the west, and U.S. Highway 127, to the east. Nashville is the major transportation hub of the region, where Interstates 40, 24 and 65 converge. The Cumberland River leads through the northern portion of the Middle Tennessee Travel Region and the Natchez Trace Parkway leads from Nashville southwesterly to the Alabama border. Other highlights within this region of the state include Tims Ford Lake, Cedars of Lebanon State Park and Forest, Percy Priest Lake and Cheatham Wildlife Management Area.
- This travel region encompasses a variety of natural, cultural and historical places, open to the public. Twenty state parks lie within this area. The Bicentennial Capital Mall State Park is an interesting attraction in Nashville. This 19-acre park is designed to complement the Tennessee Capitol Building in downtown Nashville, give visitors a taste of Tennessee's history and natural wonder, and to serve as a lasting monument to Tennessee's Bicentennial celebration.
Recreation - This region offers all outdoor activities including, backpacking, whitewater paddling sports, hiking, biking, camping, historical sites and picnicking.
Climate - Tennessee has a temperate climate with short, mild winters. The average annual snowfall for the state is 12 inches. Spring comes in early March bringing flowering trees and shrubs, and warmer weather. Spring temperatures average between 45 and 70 degrees F. Summers full force arrives in the region by mid May, bringing warm weather and higher humidity. Cooling fall temperatures bring crisp air and brilliant foliage colors. Mid to late October is a good time to visit the region to experience the fall color change.
This travel region encompasses the central region of the state of Tennessee from the south central border of Alabama to the northern border with Kentucky. The western border is the Tennessee River and the eastern border is the Cumberland Plateau. All activity areas are accessible within a days drive of Nashville.