In support of the 54 Tennessee State Parks Ride Collaborative thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=832714) and as an additional stop on my Tims Ford State Park visit from Saturday (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=833139), this is a ride report for Old Stone Fort State Historic Park at the outskirts of Manchester, Tennessee. In the interest of full disclosure (it is 3 weeks to the presidental election you know), I want you to know that some of the pictures are from a visit I made here back in July while the rest are from this past Saturday. There was a wedding going on at the visitor's center/museum this time so I went back and picked up pictures and commentary about that part from the previous visit. Picking up where I left off in Winchester, TN Leaving the Oldham Theater on the town square in Winchester, TN, I take US 41A north. (The first number in a bracket is the distance on that road. The second number in brackets is the accumulative distance for this segment. Since I actually started in Tims Ford SP, I'm already at 11.1 miles when this report starts.) Left onto US 41A/TN 16/TN 50 [2.6] [13.7] Right onto TN 127 [11.3] [25.0] Left onto US 41 [9.5] [34.5] Left onto Stone Fort Dr. [0.7] [35.2] This was the planned route. If you've read any of my other ride reports you'll find that I can be a little directionally challenged. As it turns out, I didn't look at these directions when I left Winchester. So when I was riding along on 41A I remember seeing the road sign for TN 127 and thinking, "I should take that road one day." Of course today was the day I should have taken it. So I stayed on a 4 lane road quite a bit longer than I had to. Soon enough I arrive at Old Stone Fort State Historical Park. I'm not sure what makes a State park historical versus not historical. I'm guessing that it has something to do with it being there for some reason other than recreation. But that's only a guess. Now that I notice the sign, it says "Archaeological." So I'm not the only one confused.