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Dozens of Local & State Parks
The Upper Cumberland is home to some of the most beautiful parks in the country. Because of the steep terrain, there are multiple waterfalls, rivers, cliffs, and overlooks within minutes of downtown Cookeville. Check out Fall Creek Falls, Burgess Falls, or Rock Island to the south. Explore the area’s newest park, Window Cliffs. Visit Cummins Falls, one of the best swimming holes in the country. It’s all part of a fun day in Cookeville!
If you’re up for a bit more driving, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is well-worth it. Spend a day or a week in the mountains, hiking, camping, and learning about the oldest mountains in the country.