Chris’s Guidebook for CHL Area

Chris

Chris’s Guidebook for CHL Area

Fun Things to Do at Center Hill Lake!
As a local here at Center Hill Lake, these are some of our favorite places/experiences here!
Guided kayak & canoe rentals/tours down the Caney Fork River. They will bus you to the river & pick you back up after!
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Canoe the Caney
17055 Smithville Hwy
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Guided kayak & canoe rentals/tours down the Caney Fork River. They will bus you to the river & pick you back up after!
Rent a pontoon boat for the day, walk the docks, shop their store full of CHL merchandise, & enjoy a great meal on the dock as well as live music some weekends!
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Hurricane Marina
864 Floating Mill Rd
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Rent a pontoon boat for the day, walk the docks, shop their store full of CHL merchandise, & enjoy a great meal on the dock as well as live music some weekends!
Goat farm and dairy which includes a market. You will find fresh meats and goat cheese as well as handmade lotions and soaps. Baby goat cuddling is available from 10-5 every day but Sunday. Farm tours at 10:30 and 2 every day but Sunday. Visit harmonylanefarms.com for additional info
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Harmony Lane Farm and Creamery
285 Harmony Lane
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Goat farm and dairy which includes a market. You will find fresh meats and goat cheese as well as handmade lotions and soaps. Baby goat cuddling is available from 10-5 every day but Sunday. Farm tours at 10:30 and 2 every day but Sunday. Visit harmonylanefarms.com for additional info
Local craft beer is available at the Burlap Room which is located at Bert Driver's Nursery on Hwy 70. Great live music and food trucks are also available on various weekends.
The Burlap Room Beer Garden and Taphouse
175 Hurricane Ridge Rd
Local craft beer is available at the Burlap Room which is located at Bert Driver's Nursery on Hwy 70. Great live music and food trucks are also available on various weekends.
Located on Hwy 56 in Smithville, TN is the Appalachian Center for Craft which is a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University. Take some time to view the free rotating exhibitions of the regional artists' work, visit the retail gallery for an opportunity to purchase one of a kind, hand made items or consider signing up for a future workshop. You can also grab a great breakfast or lunch at the Blue Water Grill on the Hill which is located in the craft center or dinner which is served on Friday and Saturday nights. If you go, be sure to take some time to stop at the overlook to the right as you drive up.
Appalachian Center for Craft
1560 Craft Center Drive
Located on Hwy 56 in Smithville, TN is the Appalachian Center for Craft which is a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University. Take some time to view the free rotating exhibitions of the regional artists' work, visit the retail gallery for an opportunity to purchase one of a kind, hand made items or consider signing up for a future workshop. You can also grab a great breakfast or lunch at the Blue Water Grill on the Hill which is located in the craft center or dinner which is served on Friday and Saturday nights. If you go, be sure to take some time to stop at the overlook to the right as you drive up.
Isn't this the real reason everyone comes here??? Kayak, canoe, hike, fish or take a boat out and enjoy the prettiest lake in TN. Don't have a boat?? You can rent one from any of the local marinas.
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Center Hill Lake
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Isn't this the real reason everyone comes here??? Kayak, canoe, hike, fish or take a boat out and enjoy the prettiest lake in TN. Don't have a boat?? You can rent one from any of the local marinas.
Local winery with free wine tastings, this winery has local wines that are phenomenal!
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DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards
600 Lance Drive
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Local winery with free wine tastings, this winery has local wines that are phenomenal!
Another favorite local winery with local wines from the Cumberland Plateau!
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Cellar 53 Winery
115 Oak View Dr E
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Another favorite local winery with local wines from the Cumberland Plateau!
Waterfalls, hiking, and be sure to visit Foglight Foodhouse nearby for libations!
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Rock Island State Park
82 Beach Road
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Waterfalls, hiking, and be sure to visit Foglight Foodhouse nearby for libations!
Hiking & waterfalls to enjoy the great outdoors! Hike is moderate level. Try the catfish at their restaurant!
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Burgess Falls State Park
4000 Burgess Falls Drive
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Hiking & waterfalls to enjoy the great outdoors! Hike is moderate level. Try the catfish at their restaurant!
Best coffee & friendliest baristas in town! Live music some nights as well.
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BUTTON WILLOW GENERAL STORE
109 W Main St
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Best coffee & friendliest baristas in town! Live music some nights as well.
Super cool brewery & outdoor garden to hang out, this is tucked away in the country right by the river. Taste-testing their brews of the day is free!
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Calfkiller Brewing Company
1839 Blue Springs Road
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Super cool brewery & outdoor garden to hang out, this is tucked away in the country right by the river. Taste-testing their brews of the day is free!
Tour Short Mountain Distillery, taste local moonshine, & the dining is exceptional! Their Apple Pie Moonshine is amazing, and you can do a taste-test at your table during your meal for $5. Sunday Brunch here is our favorite, try the chicken & waffle sliders or the Greek Omelet!
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Short Mountain Distillery
8280 Short Mountain Road
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Tour Short Mountain Distillery, taste local moonshine, & the dining is exceptional! Their Apple Pie Moonshine is amazing, and you can do a taste-test at your table during your meal for $5. Sunday Brunch here is our favorite, try the chicken & waffle sliders or the Greek Omelet!
Local golf course. There is a charge, please call them for details.
RiverWatch Golf Club
235 Harbor Greens Place
Local golf course. There is a charge, please call them for details.
Craft beers, restaurant, tastings.
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Red Silo Brewing LLC
118 W 1st St
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Craft beers, restaurant, tastings.
Hiking trails, beautiful scenery.
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Edgar Evins State Park
1630 Edgar Evins State Park Road
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Hiking trails, beautiful scenery.
Horseback riding by the lake!
Lake Meadow Farm & Stables
948 Holleman Bend Lane
Horseback riding by the lake!
Rent kayaks and kayak the river!
Caney Fork River Rentals
1193 Wolf Creek Road
Rent kayaks and kayak the river!
Local brews on tap!
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Happy Trails Brewery & Taproom
38 East Bockman Way
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Local brews on tap!
You must try the maple beer!
Jig Head Brewing Company
310 Newman Dr
You must try the maple beer!
Taste-testing is free, and they will even add some of their bottled mixers for amazing cocktails. My favorites are the . Blackberry Whiskey mixed with their Honeysuckle Sweet & Sour mix called the Blackberry Bramble, and their Fiery Mango Margarita Moonshine mixed with their Bloody Mary Mix. So awesome that I bought it all! Located on the historic Cookeville Square near the Blue Pig & Seven Senses restaurants
Tennessee Legend Distillery at Maddux Place
323 E Spring St
Taste-testing is free, and they will even add some of their bottled mixers for amazing cocktails. My favorites are the . Blackberry Whiskey mixed with their Honeysuckle Sweet & Sour mix called the Blackberry Bramble, and their Fiery Mango Margarita Moonshine mixed with their Bloody Mary Mix. So awesome that I bought it all! Located on the historic Cookeville Square near the Blue Pig & Seven Senses restaurants
The wines here are so good, and to sample them all is just $5. Tucked away in the countryside, this is a great place to take a picnic lunch while you sip wine and enjoy the views! Bo the Great Dane may welcome you, he is a big baby!
Northfield Vineyards
515 Ray Cemetery Rd
The wines here are so good, and to sample them all is just $5. Tucked away in the countryside, this is a great place to take a picnic lunch while you sip wine and enjoy the views! Bo the Great Dane may welcome you, he is a big baby!
My Favorite Restaurants
As a Center Hill Lake local, we have some favorite eating places that are off the beaten path as well as near town.
Great little restaurant near Sligo Marina. They serve lunch and dinner Tues - Sat. Check out their specials up on the boards and be sure to try their smoked wings. Local craft beer is on tap as well
Hillcrest Restaurant
7035 Sparta Hwy
Great little restaurant near Sligo Marina. They serve lunch and dinner Tues - Sat. Check out their specials up on the boards and be sure to try their smoked wings. Local craft beer is on tap as well
Most popular marina on CHL! Located at Hurricane Marina on the docks, they serve great food right on the docks where the view can't be beat! Open Thursday - Sunday in the Spring and Summer, but closed in the late Fall & Winter.
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Blue Water Grille
864 Floating Mill Rd
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Most popular marina on CHL! Located at Hurricane Marina on the docks, they serve great food right on the docks where the view can't be beat! Open Thursday - Sunday in the Spring and Summer, but closed in the late Fall & Winter.
Food truck with the best BBQ in town! Located at the main intersection of Hwy 56 & Hwy 70 in Smithville in the Mapco parking lot. Get there early because he sells out quickly.
Fireman One BAR-B-QUE
801 W Broad St
Food truck with the best BBQ in town! Located at the main intersection of Hwy 56 & Hwy 70 in Smithville in the Mapco parking lot. Get there early because he sells out quickly.
Great lake vibe, enjoy food, drinks & live music some weekends.
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Sligo Marina
350 Sligo Rd
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Great lake vibe, enjoy food, drinks & live music some weekends.
Amazing food, some of the best around so there is always a line when they open at 5. Located at Rock Island, go visit the state park and stop by to eat. Great view on the river!
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Foglight Foodhouse
275 Power House Road
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Amazing food, some of the best around so there is always a line when they open at 5. Located at Rock Island, go visit the state park and stop by to eat. Great view on the river!
Local favorite place for doughnuts!
Smithville Donuts
301-303 US-70 Scenic
Local favorite place for doughnuts!
Old fashioned soda fountain with great hamburgers, salads, sandwiches & of course ice cream floats!
F Z Webb & Sons Pharmacy
608 S Congress Blvd
Old fashioned soda fountain with great hamburgers, salads, sandwiches & of course ice cream floats!
Reminds you of being in a ski lodge, Twisted Oaks offers great local bands, awesome burgers, wings, & flat bread pizza. Full bar and local craft beers on tap.
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Twisted Oaks
3349 Nashville Hwy
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Reminds you of being in a ski lodge, Twisted Oaks offers great local bands, awesome burgers, wings, & flat bread pizza. Full bar and local craft beers on tap.
Must make a reservation, this is the best fine dining & cuisine around! With a reservation, they will allow you to walk to waterfalls & see the old mill.
Evins Mill
1535 Evins Mill Road
Must make a reservation, this is the best fine dining & cuisine around! With a reservation, they will allow you to walk to waterfalls & see the old mill.
Live bands during the summer, this is a cool spot to enjoy food, drinks & great views of the lake!
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Fishlipz Resort and Grill at Pates Ford Marina LLC
6323 Jefferson Rd
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Live bands during the summer, this is a cool spot to enjoy food, drinks & great views of the lake!
Sunday Brunch is amazing, as well as lunch & dinner on the weekends. Dine on the patio with a view of the mountains, spectacular place!
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Short Mountain Distillery
8280 Short Mountain Road
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Sunday Brunch is amazing, as well as lunch & dinner on the weekends. Dine on the patio with a view of the mountains, spectacular place!
Fine Italian dining in Cookeville. Everything is good, but the salmon is my favorite!
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Mauricio's Italian Restaurant
232 N Peachtree Ave
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Fine Italian dining in Cookeville. Everything is good, but the salmon is my favorite!
Good Southern Meat & 3 place at very reasonable prices!
Rose Garden Restaurant
14622 Old Baxter Rd
Good Southern Meat & 3 place at very reasonable prices!
Great BBQ!
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The Blue Pig
35 W Broad St
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Great BBQ!
Great vibe, awesome food & drinks!
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Seven Senses Food & Cheer
32 W Broad St
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Great vibe, awesome food & drinks!
Yummy Mexican food, cold beer & Margaritas!
Los Lobos
106 E Broad St
Yummy Mexican food, cold beer & Margaritas!
Of course everyone loves pizza! They deliver to Ponder Road!
Domino's Pizza
400 East Broad Street
Of course everyone loves pizza! They deliver to Ponder Road!
Great Southern Meat & 3 restaurant!
Cloverleaf Restaurant
10905 Nashville Hwy
Great Southern Meat & 3 restaurant!
Great Greek food, right down the road!
Hwy. 56 Market & Deli
600 North Congress Boulevard
Great Greek food, right down the road!
Our favorite Mexican restaurant, they give you one free bean & cheese dip along with your salsa!
Fiesta Jalisco Mexican Grill
130 Walmart Drive
Our favorite Mexican restaurant, they give you one free bean & cheese dip along with your salsa!
Yummy ice cream & coffee!
Enjoy Ice Cream Shop
480 West East Broad Street
Yummy ice cream & coffee!
Great catfish at the marina!
Cookeville Boat Dock
13800 Cookeville Boatdock Road
Great catfish at the marina!
After your sightseeing, try the catfish here!
Burgess Falls Eatery
7905 Burgess Falls Road
After your sightseeing, try the catfish here!
Great local BBQ and sides!
The Lipstick Pig Barbeque
326 West Broad Street
Great local BBQ and sides!
Great local BBQ!
The Lipstick Pig Barbeque
326 West Broad Street
Great local BBQ!
Local Shopping
Great selection of merchandise for monogramming! Sherrie has a lot of CHL things, too!
Monogramming By Sherri
113 W Main St
Great selection of merchandise for monogramming! Sherrie has a lot of CHL things, too!
Local florist and gift shop. Beautiful arrangements & selection of gifts.
Creations By Donna
820 N Congress Blvd
Local florist and gift shop. Beautiful arrangements & selection of gifts.
Gorgeous, multi-colored, high end Handmade pottery bowls, platters, mugs, wine coolers, etc. All signed by the artists, and all at great prices!
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Fragrant Mushroom
12 W Bockman Way
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Gorgeous, multi-colored, high end Handmade pottery bowls, platters, mugs, wine coolers, etc. All signed by the artists, and all at great prices!
This is my favorite place to send guests to shop, as they have local artists work for sale here including CHL signs & merchandise, pottery, paintings, salsa & dip mixes, apparel, goat milk soap, and so much more!
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BUTTON WILLOW GENERAL STORE
109 W Main St
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This is my favorite place to send guests to shop, as they have local artists work for sale here including CHL signs & merchandise, pottery, paintings, salsa & dip mixes, apparel, goat milk soap, and so much more!

城市觀光建議

風俗與文化
Many area shops & restaurants are closed Sundays & Mondays.
Check hours by visiting their Facebook page or calling.
風俗與文化
Marinas are open Spring - Early Fall.
Check their Facebook page or call for hours.