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Take a Day Trip to Dunlap: A Tennessee Hidden Gem

Scenic mountain overlook view.

Take a Day Trip to Dunlap: A Tennessee Hidden Gem

Just about 45 minutes’ drive from Chattanooga lies a charming town waiting to be discovered – Dunlap. Nestled in the heart of the Sequatchie Valley and connecting Chattanooga to Tennessee’s South Cumberland Plateau, Dunlap boasts a multitude of delights from breathtakingly scenic vistas to homegrown culinary surprises.

Experience the Outdoors

If you’re a nature enthusiast, this town offers several stunning sites. Taking a drive through the Highway 111, make sure to stop by the Sequatchie Valley Overlook on the Scenic Byway. With sundry spots for you to park and take in the picturesque views, this location also offers the thrilling sight of hang-gliders sailing through the valley. For those seeking active pursuits, Savage Gulf State Park presents great hiking opportunities. The Savage Falls trail, which is a manageable 2.9 miles long, will leave you in awe of nature’s grandeur.

Engage in Local Activities

In the heart of the city, Harris Park becomes a hub of activity every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST. Hosting the Dunlap Farmers Market, local vendors flock to this location offering a splendid array of food and goods. Plus, it’s a perfect spot if you bring the little ones along – the park has a splash pad for them to enjoy. If you’re an early riser, grab some tasty bites and fresh produce from the market and enjoy a lovely picnic in the park.

Enjoy Farming Workshops

Another highlight of this small town is the unique events and workshops hosted by the local Bird Fork Farm. Recognized from the Main Street Farmers Market and other local events, they conduct a variety of specialized workshops such as canning and the creation of herbal tinctures.

Savor the Local Eats

Food lovers have plenty to look forward to in Dunlap. The town boasts its very first family-owned brewery, the Sequatchie Valley Brewing Co.. It’s a must-visit for sampling delightful craft brews and delicious eats. An especially popular pick among visitors is the blonde ale named “Left Arm Tan”.

For a sweet conclusion to your day trip, visit the whimsically named Udder Yum Ice Cream Shoppe. The imposing cow on the roof is hard to miss! If you prefer donuts over ice cream, you’re in luck. Dunlap is home to King Donuts, renowned for their fresh and scrumptious offerings.

With the multitude of attractions offered in this wonderfully quiet and refreshing town, Dunlap is an ideal destination for day trips. So, if you have any further suggestions for activities or eateries in Dunlap, feel free to send them our way! And most importantly, enjoy your day trip to Dunlap!

Source: HERE News Network

Author: HERE News

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