The leaves are beginning to change and the temps are falling. This means, there is no better time to take in the gorgeous views and breathtaking vistas scattered across the Upper Cumberland than now! In this blog, we’re going to introduce you to our personal favorite, Monterey’s own, Bee Rock. Let’s get started!

Gifted to the City of Monterey by Nashville attorney Bobby Walker in 2019, the 10.65 acres that makeup Bee Rock form one the most iconic overlooks in the Upper Cumberland.

Bee Rock sits less than two minutes from I-40 in Putnam County and features breathtaking views, a short, family-friendly hike, and an unmatched connection with the splendor that is Tennessee in the fall.

A favorite spot of Monterey citizens for more than a century, the site has garnered more attention (and foot traffic) since its donation three years ago.

What’s more, its designation as a conservation easement means Bee Rock is now a permanently protected local treasure moving forward.

Gorgeous year-round, Bee Rock really shines during autumn, as a result, we recommend taking advantage of the stunning cliff top during October and November!

For an unforgettable day spent with nature, plan your trip to Monterey soon, and while you’re here, check out the many retail shops, eateries, and outdoor fun that make our city such a special place to live and visit!

Photo Credit: Phil Perkins Photography