Canoeing, Racing, & Riding

Things to Do

Outdoors is the place to be!  Lewis County has lots to offer land and water.  Canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, camping, and dirt track racing to name a few.

The Buffalo River, a natural attraction for weekend canoe and kayak entusiasts, is one of the last rivers classified as "scenic" in the Southeast.  Rent a canoe or kayak at Buffalo Canoeing & Campground, 931-796-2211, for recreational floating or fishing.  Sports fishermen and women will find a variety of fish types including bass, bluegill, perch and more.  Canoeing, or "floating the Buffalo," is a perfect way to spend the day in Lewis County.  Public access on Natchez Trace Parkway milepost 382.8 at Metal Ford. 

Calico Junction


Time slows down to a more relaxed pace at Calico Junction Mule Ranch.  It calls to you to experience trails, adventures and camps just outside Hohenwald.  Over 100 miles of trails, with new trails being added every year on its beautiful and spacious 2500 acres.  Take a trail ride through the trees and meadows.  See the ponds, springs, and waterfalls. This is a great relaxing place to just go and visit or go on a wonderful wagon ride or try a trail ride on horseback. For those who enjoy being in the wild outdoors overnight, Calico Junction offers a primitive camping experience.  Call 931-796-4111.
Fast family action can be found at Tennessee National Raceway and ThunderHill Raceway.  Weekly racing events spring thru fall.  931-796-1890.   The quarter-mile dirt track in Hohenwald is where Nascar driver Coo Coo Marlin raced his very first race at the age of 15.  

Tenn National Raceway