|photo from TNStateParks.com|
We took a morning out of our vacation to spend at The Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park in Manchester, TN, about a 40-minute drive from where we were staying. Well worth the trip, this was a peaceful, fascinating place. There's a museum at the entrance:
and several paths with interpretive signs, like these:
The trails were generally flat and easy walking, but there were areas where you could climb down close to the several falls
for beautiful views:
I'm so glad I'm still able to navigate these kinds of woodland trails. It's such a joy to experience environments like this.
They use this target with period-style spears:
I'm surprised this place isn't better known. They have camping facilities, helpful staff, interesting native mound structures, and gorgeous well-kept trails. Go! You won't regret it.