River Ridge Farm
220 Mike Miller Lane, Clinton
Located on the banks of the Clinch River below Norris Dam, River Ridge Farm offers exceptional views of the Clinch River Valley and the Cumberland Mountains. You can enjoy a variety of experiences, which include fishing on the Clinch River, picnics, kite flying days, fall color and spring wildflower tours, guided horseback trail riding, draft horse pulled wagon rides all among a farm setting.
677 Miller Road, Clinton
Great place for boarding your horse, take horse riding lessons, attend a summer camp or just hanging out. There are over 100 acres available for the horse lover including three different size riding rings, trails to ride, and pastures to run across.
Sport Horse Center Arena-Horse Hotel
500 Miller Road, Clinton
931-200-8381 and 989-750-6171
If you are bringing your horse, the perfect place for them to stay is the horse hotel. They have heated wash bays, a nice turn out and pastures and is a clean and secure facility conveniently located two miles from human hotels.
Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area
800-332-0900 – MAP
Situated on a peninsula in the center of beautiful Norris Lake, Chuck Swan Wildlife Management area offers the ultimate outdoor experience. With over 24,000 acres of wilderness and more than 70 miles of trails, outdoor enthusiast can hike, bike, horseback ride, ride off-road vehicles, fish and just sit back and enjoy all the many aspects of nature. Chuck Swan WMA also has boat access area and three designated areas for camping in addition to a 55 and 100 yard firing range. Trail maps available.
North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area
In the Cumberland Mountains of East Tennessee lies 53,000 acres of wilderness waiting to be explored by outdoor enthusiast. There are 600 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, mountain biking and off-roading. In addition, Royal Blue is home to the only elk herd in the East. You will also encounter whitetail deer, wild turkey and beaver. The waters of the Royal Blue offer bass and bluegill fishing. It is also a major breeding ground for the Cerulean Warbler, a songbird that is a candidate for listing on the federal endangered species list. Maps available.
Norris Watershed Hiking and Riding Trails
Experience spectacular views of Norris Lake and its surrounding hills and valleys as you hike, bike ride or horseback over 20 miles of woodland trails that meander through the watershed. Trail maps available.
Coal Creek OHV Area
555 Windrock Park Lane, Oliver Springs
72,000 acres of off-road adventure for the entire family with many picturesque views of East Tennessee’s mountains and valleys. Explore over 250 miles of trails for riding ATV’s, motor cycles, mountain bikes and horses in addition to four wheeling in Jeeps and Railbuggies and Hiking. The Coal Creek OHV Area is the perfect place to see the Tennessee Valley Authorities’ 392 foot windmill farm. Maps, guides, camping facilities and ATV rentals available.
If you have explored all these great places and are still looking for another place to go horseback riding, there is 125,000 acres approximately 50 miles northwest of our area on the Cumberland Plateau called Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.