Upper Cumberland
Tourism Association
writer's Tour

This tour covered four days and four counties; Clay, Jackson, Macon, and Smith. The writers who attended were presented the beauty, history, and more popular destinations in these areas of the Upper Cumberland. The local Chambers of Commerce in each county showcased a small part of what their county had to offer. There was so much more they would have shared had only the time been available. The images have been broken down by the day, not individual county, as so much area was covered in such a short period on any given day.

Ruth Dyal, Executive Director with the UCTA, offers tours in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. These tours are designed to bring awareness to different and unique aspects of the communities visited. Whether it is historical, natural beauty, cultural, or recreational that interest you, the Upper Cumberland region can fill those interests. Please visit www.uppercumberland.org for a list of self-guided tours, upcoming events, and a full list of things to see and do in the region.

32 of 129 images are shared in this gallery "Writer's Tour - Day 1"

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Day 1

Clay County


Left to Right; Lin Stepp, Ruth Dyal, Richard Lawson, Melanie Grigsby Harless, Mary Robbins, and our driver, John Wright Outside the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery Another group shot joined by Ray Norris, Executive Director and his staff from the Clay County Partnership Chamber of Commerce Thousands of Trout Eggs

The little spots are the Trout's eyes Baby Trouts with their eggs still attached, which feeds them Another shot of the babies Our guide explaining why the Government should not close the facility
The Army Corps of Engineer's provided a great tour of Dale Hollow Lake Ruth and her husband Bill Dyal Swinging Bridge Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency confiscated these shells on the way to pick us up
The fall colors were just starting to show The Chamber, TWRA, writer's, Corps of Engineers & local historian Dale Hollow Lake Dam in the distance Water logged Buoy
Dale Hollow Lake Dam Approaching the Dam Jim Hunter, former Assistant Resource Manager at Dale Hollow, filling us in on life before the dam Everybody listened as Jim spoke
Jim takes time to answer questions Undeveloped banks protect the beauty Darren Shell, local author pulls up in his pontoon and discusses other historical facts and stories Headed to Holly Creek Resort and hoping to beat the rain
Arriving at Holly Creek Marina Our next mode of transportation to the chalets Happy, Dry, & Warm Overlooking the Marina from the chalet
One of the two bedroom chalets overlooking Dale Hollow Lake Dinner was held in the Clay County Court House built in 1872 Dale Reagan, Clay County Mayor, was one of the many speakers that night The old fireplace on the third floor