Hey, Hey, Henry Horton
One of our favorite new places to visit is the Henry Horton State Park, it’s only a 20 minutes drive, although it is two counties away.
This resort park, including golf course, cabins, campgrounds, and restaurant was founded on the estate of Henry Horton, the 36th Governor of Tennessee from 1927 to 1933, not to be confused with Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player and founder of the Tim Horton’s coffee and doughnut chains. The family of Horton’s wife operated a dam and water-powered mill along the Duck River for 100 years, which now has its own trail.
The most impressive thing about the park is its rock features.
I’m not sure what the geological term is, but there are a lot of these type of crevices in the park. The one above, has very prominent clues that water once carved this space out. There were college students collecting data in one of them.
The rocks themselves are beautiful, making me wonder how they got to look the way they do, but best of all is the beautiful moss in the moist forest.
This is where I make my quilts.
Before the renovation, of course!
Weirdo alien fungus.
This pretty flower was along part of the trail. I would be delighted if anyone could tell me what it is.
This particular trail so goes through one of Tennessee’s unique Cedar Glades. Literature from the state park describes the glades as natural rock gardens. Amazing!
There is a total paradox to seeing a strong weathered tree seemingly growing out of the rock.
Henry Horton is a nice place to visit and a lot less crowded than parks closer to Nashville The Warner Parks and Radnor Lake.