Tennesse State Parks

Thomas Wilmer

Correspondent Tom Wilmer explores middle Tennessee’s rural charms within a one-hour radius of downtown Nashville. Wilmer explores Sumner County, Marshall County, Henry Horton State Park, Cheek Bend Natural Area and Monthaven Art & Cultural Center in Hendersonville.

Thomas Wilmer

Reelfoot Lake State Park, located in the northwest corner of Tennessee, is a unique wildlife haven. Tennessee State Parks naturalist David Haggard shares the inside scoop about things to do and see on and around the lake. We’ll then join Michael Hayes, owner of Blue Bank Resort, who shares his family’s multi-generational history of living and working on the lake since the 1880s.


In this Journeys episode, Sparta, Tennessee-based Olympic freestyle kayaker Eric Jackson talks with correspondent Tom Wilmer about his extreme kayaking passion and simultaneously owning a multimillion-dollar kayak manufacturing company. Rangers at two of Tennessee’s most popular state parks, Fall Creek Falls and Standing Stone, share insights about the diverse year-round activities. And Dave Sergio, co-founder of Sparta's Calfkiller Brewery, shares his passion for crafting unique brews, followed by a conversation about Tennessee wines with Barbara DelMonaco, owner of DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards in Baxter, Tennessee.