Now THIS is How You Build a Gym!!!!!!
By Four Walls
May 14, 2022 7:24pm CST
If this place charged a million dollars for gym membership it’d be worth it. Of course, it’s not a gym, it’s a free state park. This is Big Ridge State Park in Union County, Tennessee. This is where my side trip to the country music birthplaces began. As I’ve always said, I’m a sucker for those brown informational signs on the highway, and when I saw one for Big Ridge State Park I decided the interstate didn’t need me helping clog up the traffic in a construction zone, so off I went. Ooh, it’s nice. While not a big park, it has plenty of features, highlighted by Big Ridge Lake. There are hiking paths, camping spots (cabins and RVs), a reconstructed grist mill, and plenty of scenery. You can rent a paddle board or a canoe and enjoy some time on the lake. Or, if you are just dying to get back to Planet Fitness while you’re on vacation, they were kind enough to install four pieces of exercise equipment right on the lakeshore. There’s an exercise bike, a balance board, and a couple of other things so you can work out while you look out. Big Ridge State Park has nothing on those parks on the Plateau (Falls Creek Falls, etc.), but it was indeed a lovely stop and a scenic rest.
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