New Tourism Trail Unveiled

State officials on Wednesday will announce the ninth of 16 self-guided driving trails in the Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways program.

The trail spans 514 miles throughout Middle Tennessee, traveling through Cumberland, Davidson, DeKalb, Jackson, Putnam, Smith, White and Wilson counties.

Dubbed the Promised Land Trail, it retraces some of the routes forged by the state’s earliest pioneers.

According to a news release from the Department of Tourist Development, the route is lined with communities that have special events, restaurants, shops and natural areas. The release says the area has the sights, sounds and wildlife that settlers encountered more than 200 years ago.