Today I took the afternoon and rode my Yamaha XT225 from Murfreesboro, TN to Fall Creek Falls State Park and back. For those living near or visiting Middle Tennessee, it's a soothing ride through some beautiful country that changes from rolling hills to increasing altitude with enough switchbacks to make for a fun ride. Fall Creek Falls State Park is beautiful with plenty of hiking trails, nature sites, golf, camping, cabins, a restaurant and plenty of paved roads. This map of Tennessee shows the location of Fall Creek Falls. We would call this the eastern edge of Middle Tennessee. Also known as the Cumberland Plateau. The route was from Murfreesboro to the small town of Woodbury via Hwy 70S and on to McMinnville. Just to the east of McMinnville Hwy 30 angles right and this takes you into the climbing twisties. If the road sign says 15mph it really means 15mph. In the middle of this stretch you pass through the really small town of Spencer. A ways after Spencer you come to Hwy 284 which turns right and takes you right through the middle of the park via the north entrance. I stopped to eat a bite at the park restaurant (roast beef sandwich and onion rings were $7.50) and then continued through the park and exited through the south entrance. I didn't take my camera or spend much time inside the park today but have included a few photos from the Park's website to entice you to visit. This one is of the main falls. There are cascades above the falls and you can hike down to the bottom through established trails and actually swim in the pool you see here. These are a few of the cabins you can rent within the park and they are reasonable in price. There is also a lodge with hotel like accomodations as well as tent and trailer camping. The following link will take you to the State's website where you can learn more and see some additional photographs. http://www.state.tn.us/environment/parks/FallCreekFalls/ Leaving the park on Hwy 284 South you come to Hwy 111 South which takes you to Hwy 8 and eventually returns you to McMinnville. From there I returned on Hwy 70S to Murfreesboro. This is my first attempt at posting on ADVRIDER and I hope it turns out okay. Tennessee is a beautiful place to ride (and a great place to live).