Join the locals for breakfast at Skipper’s Kountry Kitchen for a generous helping of country ham, eggs, biscuits and red eye gravy or at the Emporium for breakfast and pastries. Options. Guests at one of the local bed and breakfast establishments will not want to miss the delicious breakfasts offered in a rural setting.
Stop at one of the convenience markets for bottled water and hiking essentials. Set out for an early morning hike at the Devil’s Backbone State Natural Area (about one and one half hours) or at one of the trails at the Meriwether Lewis Park, operated by the National Park Service. Take time to visit the wayside stops along the Natchez Trace Parkway, including Lewis’ grave. Options. Take a wildflower tour or bird watching tour in season. Hunting and fishing are also available in season.
Enjoy a mid-morning brunch picnic at the bottom of the waterfall at Fall Hollow. Return to town and visit the Lewis County Museum to explore local history and view one of the largest wildlife trophy collections in the world. Then you are ready to see what is on display at the Strand Art Gallery and hunt for antiques. At Brown’s Variety, you’ll find a five and dime still in operation and at Puckett & Maynord, you’ll see a dry goods store operation much as it has been for almost a century.
Once you have shopped up an appetite, visit one of the restaurants or take a picnic to the town Bandstand in WilhelmTellplatz.
Print off a map and explore more of the surrounding county. Drive out to Keg Springs Winery and enjoy the view from their expansive deck. On the way back, you’ll pass Blackburn Farmstead, one of the last remaining farms on the original Natchez Trace (Call in advance if you want to see inside). The afternoon is free to take a walking tour of the Historic District or visit The Farm (Call in advance for a tour). On your way, be sure to stop at Yoder’s Market and visit the Amish settlement to shop for homemade goods.
Rent a canoe and float part of the Buffalo River. Rent a horse and take a trail ride. Take a bike on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Play nine holes at the Municipal Golf Course or practice at the new Driving Range.