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Plan a Weekend Getaway in Maury County, Tennessee

Keep your schedule open for next weekend because we have the perfect Maury County trip planned.

By Rebecca Treon on September 15, 2021

Whether folks decide to drive in from a surrounding state or catch a flight into Nashville International Airport, Maury County is the perfect place to spend the day or even the entire weekend. While located just an hour southwest of Nashville (which means a slew of downtown amenities are at your fingertips), Maury County offers much to enjoy on its own, whether it’s hiking standout trails, shopping at unique stores and boutiques, dining at one of its many signature restaurants or taking in one of the many art walks staged throughout the year.

Keep your schedule open for next weekend because we have the perfect Maury County trip planned.


To start the weekend off right, check into one of the area’s notable bed and breakfasts, like the elegant and historic Blythewood Inn Bed & Breakfast in Columbia. Get a pick-me-up – a scoop of ice cream, that is (we suggest the nana puddin’ flavor) – from Hattie Jane’s Creamery, a local favorite, before exploring Columbia’s quaint downtown, anchored by the historic town square.

Visit shops like Duck River Books or Lily Jane, a boutique that sells everything from clothing and accessories to children’s books and toys.

Now that you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, or at least a thirst, grab a locally brewed beer at Bad Idea Brewing, then head on over for some delicious grub at the renowned Puckett’s, which is known for its Southern classic meat-and-three and slow-smoked barbecue.

After dinner, round out the night by immersing yourself in some of the local art. Check out – and snap a few selfies with – the “Mule Queen” mural on the side of the Linen Duck store or “The Dimple of the Universe” mural painted on the side of Needle & Grain, a handmade home goods business.


Rise and shine! It’s time to fuel up at Muletown Coffee. Along with a muffin, grab a latte, or go the classic route and pair it with The Original Roast, and then head on over to Chickasaw Trace Park.

Here, you can hike, mountain bike and just enjoy the serene Tennessee outdoors. No matter what you choose, the park’s 300-acres worth of trails, along with its ample options for water activities (it is located on the banks of the Duck River), are sure to keep you entertained.

Another great way to explore the region today is by taking a tour of the area’s plantation homes, like Historic Rippavilla or Rattle and Snap, or visiting Amber Falls Winery & Cellars.

Ready for something unique? Stay the night in one of the unforgettable Forest Gully Farms underground “hobbit huts.” This experience will be more like glamping than camping – you’ll have access to a kitchen, dining room, bedroom and bathhouse. (Check to see if the date you book requires a one-night or two-night minimum. If it’s two, you can turn your trip into a long weekend.)


Today is a “Mt. Pleasant day,” meaning you get to discover all the sights and sounds that make this charming city a must-visit (and live) destination. Brunch is calling at Mt. Pleasant Grille.

Try the Brunch Burger, with its fried egg, bacon, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and garlic aioli, or choose grub like grandma used to make and order the Grille Platter, made up of fluffy pancakes topped with butter and maple syrup, along with sausage or bacon.

Now, it’s time to relax and just explore Mt. Pleasant’s downtown shops. If you have time, check out the art installation chronicling the Trail of Tears and the Cherokee women who passed through Mt. Pleasant.

As you head home, start planning your next trip to Maury County – there is still so much more to do.

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