Day Trips

Exploring Monterey

Day Trip

Stop 1: Breakfast and Coffee at the Lovely Brew

Stope 2: Tour of the Monterey Depot Museum

Stop 3: A walk down the Monterey rail trail to the Standing Stone Monument

Stop 4: A visit to Bee Rock Overlook

Stop 5: Lunch at Muddy Pond’s Country Porch

Stop 6: Downtown Shopping at Hello Market Blessings, Debbie’s Boutique, Wildflower Boutique, and Simply Divine Salon

Stop 7: Before leaving town, end your day with a sweet treat from Laurel Mountain Bakery

Conquering the Outdoors

Day Trip

Stop 1: Test your strength and endurance and attempt one of 11 climbs along the face of Bee Rock Overlook. Not an experienced climber? That’s ok. Bee Rock offers one of the most spectacular views in the Volunteer State. It’s the ideal spot to catch the sunrise with a cup of joe from the Lovely Brew or to hammock up and unwind from a stressful day.

Stop 2: After taking in Bee Rock, continue your day of outdoor adventure at Meadow Creek Park. This 300-acre park consists of a 90-acre lake and offers a wide range of outdoor activities. Hop in a kayak and paddle around the lake. Bring your fishing pole because Meadow Creek Lake is full of aquatic species, especially small mouth bass and catfish. If there’s a little daredevil in you, kick up the stand on that mountain bike and zoom around more than 3 miles of trail. No bike? We recommend walking the trail and taking in the multiple creek crossings, rock houses, and bank fishing opportunities. Did we mention there’s rock climbing at Meadow Creek as well. Monterey Crag offers 16 climbing routes. Climbers can access the area from the park’s secondary entrance along Connor Drive. Here, explorers can also take in a large cave and waterfall.