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Leiper’s Fork Community & Natchez Trace Parkway, Franklin, TN

Just eight miles outside downtown Franklin is the quaint community of Leiper’s Fork.  Leiper’s Fork was settled in the late 1790s and it sort of felt like we went back in time on our visit.  The businesses and restaurants all have that old-time feel.


Bring your own blanket or lawnchair and be ready for some fun at the Lawnchair Theatre where you can enjoy classic movies out in the open air.


How could we resist a picture in this!?


Among the art galleries, quaint shops and restaurants we discovered this rare book and document gallery, Yeoman’s in the Fork.  As soon as I entered the shop I could tell the people behind the scenes absolutely love what they do.  You can find books of all types proudly displayed in glass bookcases along with signed congressional documents in the rare documents room.  Don’t miss this stop when you are in Franklin!


Hanging out with a few celebrities….Ben Franklin and Mike Wolfe from American Pickers.


A “Most Beautiful” part about Franklin is its surrounding scenic roadways.  Dan and I were so excited to be out on a motorcyle, riding these curvy roads with the beautiful scenery that we only got a few pics from our ride on the Natchez Trace Parkway.  It’s a 444 mile ride, of which we probably only took about 20, but loved every mile of it!

Here is one pic and video clip I did manage to capture going over this bridge on the motorcyle!



Beautiful scenery, beautiful moments!

-The McNavigators