Lake Fun for Everyone

Megan
Lake Fun for Everyone

Must-dos

Make time for these local favorites as part of your trip to Whiskey Cove for the full Lynchburg and Lake experience!
Lots of great lessons for the young and old alike in the story of Jack Daniel and his journey to make the world’s most popular whiskey. Book your tour tickets online in advance to save time and have a guaranteed spot for you and your group. Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers as the tour is on foot and involves some hills, stairs and being in areas of the distillery that vary in temperatures. Dry County Tours do not include any alcohol, so if you want to sample some Jack, add a Tasting to your tour ticket. Plan ahead for what you'd like engraved on a special bottle of Jack you can purchase on-site.
86 locals recommend
Jack Daniel's Distillery Visitor Center
133 Lynchburg Highway
86 locals recommend
Lots of great lessons for the young and old alike in the story of Jack Daniel and his journey to make the world’s most popular whiskey. Book your tour tickets online in advance to save time and have a guaranteed spot for you and your group. Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers as the tour is on foot and involves some hills, stairs and being in areas of the distillery that vary in temperatures. Dry County Tours do not include any alcohol, so if you want to sample some Jack, add a Tasting to your tour ticket. Plan ahead for what you'd like engraved on a special bottle of Jack you can purchase on-site.
This place is legendary and definitely a Lynchburg must-do stop. Book a reservation ahead of time to have a guaranteed table for you and your guests, and bring your appetite! Meals are all served family style, and if anyone at your table orders the full meal, then everyone at the table will need to order the full meal. Pack a cooler and ice as you'll be able to bring home any leftovers, and you will surely have leftovers. We're located in a dry county, so no alcohol is served at Miss Mary Bobo's, but their iced tea is to die for. The menu changes daily, but our favorites are fried chicken, mac and cheese, and the chocolate pie with whiskey-infused whipped cream. Ask the host for the history of the restaurant and building.
13 locals recommend
Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House
295 Main Street
13 locals recommend
This place is legendary and definitely a Lynchburg must-do stop. Book a reservation ahead of time to have a guaranteed table for you and your guests, and bring your appetite! Meals are all served family style, and if anyone at your table orders the full meal, then everyone at the table will need to order the full meal. Pack a cooler and ice as you'll be able to bring home any leftovers, and you will surely have leftovers. We're located in a dry county, so no alcohol is served at Miss Mary Bobo's, but their iced tea is to die for. The menu changes daily, but our favorites are fried chicken, mac and cheese, and the chocolate pie with whiskey-infused whipped cream. Ask the host for the history of the restaurant and building.
Tims Ford State Park is a jewel in the crown of Tennessee’s state park collection. Every season is a great season to visit and seen the scenery, plus the younger set will enjoy seeing the rescued eagles and owls on site. There are trails of varied lengths, difficulty and terrains - truly something for everyone - and a gift shop with nice bathrooms for pre/post hike needs. Hike the trials in the off season to see the lake in complete peace. At times, the lake truly looks like glass - so calm, so clear, so serene. Rope bridges and other cool features abound on the trails at Tim’s Ford Lake State Park.
34 locals recommend
Tims Ford State Park
570 Tims Ford Drive
34 locals recommend
Tims Ford State Park is a jewel in the crown of Tennessee’s state park collection. Every season is a great season to visit and seen the scenery, plus the younger set will enjoy seeing the rescued eagles and owls on site. There are trails of varied lengths, difficulty and terrains - truly something for everyone - and a gift shop with nice bathrooms for pre/post hike needs. Hike the trials in the off season to see the lake in complete peace. At times, the lake truly looks like glass - so calm, so clear, so serene. Rope bridges and other cool features abound on the trails at Tim’s Ford Lake State Park.

City/town information

Taking a trip to downtown Lynchburg is like taking a trip back in time. The quaint square is very walkable. Give yourself 60-90 minutes to visit the shops. The Jack Daniel's Distillery is very close to the square, as is Miss Mary Bobo's restaurant. We like to park on the square and then walk to the distillery from there. And don’t forget to try the chocolate covered bacon - or at least go to the Candy shop and see/smell it!
22 locals recommend
Lynchburg
22 locals recommend
Taking a trip to downtown Lynchburg is like taking a trip back in time. The quaint square is very walkable. Give yourself 60-90 minutes to visit the shops. The Jack Daniel's Distillery is very close to the square, as is Miss Mary Bobo's restaurant. We like to park on the square and then walk to the distillery from there. And don’t forget to try the chocolate covered bacon - or at least go to the Candy shop and see/smell it!

Off the Water Fun

What do you do if it rains or you’ve had enough sun for the day? Here are a few ideas.
Just 20 minutes from Whiskey Cove, downtown Winchester is a charming little business district with locally owned shops and restaurants. Check out a movie at the Oldham Theatre, grab a bite at Piezan, and stop in The Lake Store for cute lake gifts.
Winchester TN City Pavillion
803 Dinah Shore Boulevard
Just 20 minutes from Whiskey Cove, downtown Winchester is a charming little business district with locally owned shops and restaurants. Check out a movie at the Oldham Theatre, grab a bite at Piezan, and stop in The Lake Store for cute lake gifts.
See a new or like-new movie in this theatre that’s a complete throw back to slower times. Ticket prices are old school too! We love to grab a slice of pizza or yummy Italian dish at Piezan before, then walk to the show from across the square.
The Oldham
115 1st Avenue Northeast
See a new or like-new movie in this theatre that’s a complete throw back to slower times. Ticket prices are old school too! We love to grab a slice of pizza or yummy Italian dish at Piezan before, then walk to the show from across the square.
Hardcore shoppers may be tempted to drive an hour south of Whiskey Cove to visit the exclusive reseller of lost luggage, Unclaimed Baggage. It’s the perfect day trip if you need some lake-free/sun-free time or the weather isn’t lake friendly. You never know what you’ll find at Unclaimed Baggage, but you’re guaranteed to find something unique and special.
25 locals recommend
Unclaimed Baggage Center
509 West Willow Street
25 locals recommend
Hardcore shoppers may be tempted to drive an hour south of Whiskey Cove to visit the exclusive reseller of lost luggage, Unclaimed Baggage. It’s the perfect day trip if you need some lake-free/sun-free time or the weather isn’t lake friendly. You never know what you’ll find at Unclaimed Baggage, but you’re guaranteed to find something unique and special.
Got gamers in your group? Check out High Score Arcade, which has a mix of old school (think Donkey Kong) and new age (think FIFA World Cup) games, plus more physical games like air hockey. There’s something for everyone at High Score, plus it’s the perfect option for the non-shoppers in your group if shopping in downtown Winchester is in your plans.
High Score Arcade and Gaming Lounge
110 1st Avenue Southeast
Got gamers in your group? Check out High Score Arcade, which has a mix of old school (think Donkey Kong) and new age (think FIFA World Cup) games, plus more physical games like air hockey. There’s something for everyone at High Score, plus it’s the perfect option for the non-shoppers in your group if shopping in downtown Winchester is in your plans.
From decor to casual clothes to kitchenware and the biggest collection of Brumates I’ve ever seen, this small-but-mighty store has so many fun lake-inspired items!
The Lake Store
7B South College Street
From decor to casual clothes to kitchenware and the biggest collection of Brumates I’ve ever seen, this small-but-mighty store has so many fun lake-inspired items!

Food scene

From cookies to cupcakes to cakes and much more, Designer Cakes is the perfect stop for a sweet homemade treat on Winchester square. Make it a point to visit early on Wednesdays & Saturdays for their famous fresh cinnamon rolls. They sell out fast, so no sleeping in if you want some of these treats for you and your crew!
Designer Cakes
7 S College St
From cookies to cupcakes to cakes and much more, Designer Cakes is the perfect stop for a sweet homemade treat on Winchester square. Make it a point to visit early on Wednesdays & Saturdays for their famous fresh cinnamon rolls. They sell out fast, so no sleeping in if you want some of these treats for you and your crew!
Piezan Pizzeria Italiano is much more than just pizza! Yes, they have slices and delicious pie, but you can also find your favorite Italian dishes there, like lasagna, fettuccini Alfredo and eggplant Parmesan. Getting hungry just typing this! And even better, it’s on the square in downtown Winchester, giving you the option to walk off your meal afterwards.
12 locals recommend
Piezan Pizzeria Italiano
44 South Jefferson Street
12 locals recommend
Piezan Pizzeria Italiano is much more than just pizza! Yes, they have slices and delicious pie, but you can also find your favorite Italian dishes there, like lasagna, fettuccini Alfredo and eggplant Parmesan. Getting hungry just typing this! And even better, it’s on the square in downtown Winchester, giving you the option to walk off your meal afterwards.
We’re fortunate to have the lake’s best waterfront food (and strongest drinks) located just 10 minutes or less by boat from Whiskey Cove. And even better, it’s very much a “come as you are” kind of place. Swimsuits, flip flops, tshirts and shorts are the most common attire. Food isn’t fancy either, but it’s pretty flavorful and a wider variety than the other options on the lake. We like the fish tacos, crab dip, shrimp baskets and any of the po boy sandwiches. Adults who like their drinks strong should try a Dickel Drop, a mix of George Dickel whiskey and Sundrop (both drinks native to Tullahoma, TN). It’s a Tims Ford Lake must-drink only available at Bluegill Grill. Live music in the evening on weekends.
19 locals recommend
Bluegill Grill
912 Old Awalt Road
19 locals recommend
We’re fortunate to have the lake’s best waterfront food (and strongest drinks) located just 10 minutes or less by boat from Whiskey Cove. And even better, it’s very much a “come as you are” kind of place. Swimsuits, flip flops, tshirts and shorts are the most common attire. Food isn’t fancy either, but it’s pretty flavorful and a wider variety than the other options on the lake. We like the fish tacos, crab dip, shrimp baskets and any of the po boy sandwiches. Adults who like their drinks strong should try a Dickel Drop, a mix of George Dickel whiskey and Sundrop (both drinks native to Tullahoma, TN). It’s a Tims Ford Lake must-drink only available at Bluegill Grill. Live music in the evening on weekends.
Need a fancy coffee or a place to work away from the lake? Walnut Hill is the perfect place for both, plus it has a small food menu and cute merchandise to shop.
6 locals recommend
Walnut Hill Coffee Company
100 1st Avenue Northwest
6 locals recommend
Need a fancy coffee or a place to work away from the lake? Walnut Hill is the perfect place for both, plus it has a small food menu and cute merchandise to shop.
Sundrop Shoppe and Lunchonette
217 Northwest Atlantic Street