North Central Tennessee Tour on US-127 + ADD NEW ROUTE
40 in Tennessee Tennessee95 Miles
on November 1, 2008
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I started at Crossville TN on US-127 north. First stop at Pall Mall, TN to visit WWI MOH Sgt Alvin York. Next stop Forbus, TN to visit the "Old" store. Great local items. Good sandwiches! Travel north about a mile and take SR-325 to Byrdstown, TN. This is a Scenic curvy back road to travel at about 30 mph. Nothing to see but country farms. At Byrdstown take SR-111 south past Dale Hollow Lake to Livingston, TN. 1 mile south of Livingston take SR-84 to Monterey, TN and I-40. This is a comfortable 4 hour ride including good stops. I took 6 hours because I like to talk to local people way too long. Start and end on I-40 for easy access.
Lots of farm land that look like "Post Cards". Undeveloped land and hills provide great views. Rolling hills. Old abandoned school houses are interesting stops, but be aware farmers use some for storage!
Two lane roads in great condition. Lots of shaded curves which well be covered with leaves in the late fall, so ride slow. Speed limits from 35 to 55 but take your time.
Lots of road side stores but spaced out. The Old Country store at Forbus is a must stop. Fresh made sandwiches are great. Don't get in too much of a hurry, this is a "different time zone", a little slower. Local honey, jams and such for sale so keep a saddle bag ready! Pall Mallis a great place to stop to explore the life of Sgt Alvin York, WWI Medal of Honor (MOR) recipient and Highest decorated WWI soldier. Visit his Grave site. Directions are posted by signs. Byrdstown offer a few roadside restaurants but I'm usually going to Dale Hollow's boat dock restaurant. Have a map of the area with you in case you want to explore some of the roads around Dale Hollow Lake. Great viewing!
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