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Is there a city at the bottom of Percy Priest?

It sits at the junction of the East and West Stones River. It was a bustling little town founded just 34 years after our country declared independence. Two friends, Robert Weakley and Thomas Bedford, bought the land and divided it into 80 lots.

The little town of Jefferson was born and began growing. It eventually became the county seat and hub of area commerce. It was even considered as a candidate to be the first state capital.  Continue Reading…


Last Saturday we traded a lawn mower for two canoes.

Then we took our maiden voyage :)

It was a quick 1.5 hour trip through the mid-section of Percy Priest. I’ve documented the exact trip plan for you. If you want to spend an hour or two outdoors without a big commitment or prep work, download the trip plan and hop in a canoe.

This particular trip has one really unique place along the way.

Here is a complete rundown:

Total Time: 1.5 hour round trip
Distance Paddle: 1.6 miles
Difficulty: 2 out of 5 Continue Reading…