Things to Do
On the SAS Campus
- Visit the Art Gallery in Simmonds Hall.
- Do a walking tour of the campus outdoor art installations.
- Hike to Piney Point, around the school lake or to the Res. (You can print a copy of our campus map for other hiking trails.)
- Ride the mountain bike trail.
- Pick wild blackberries and blueberries.
- Hunt for wildflowers on one of our many trails.
At the University of the South
- Tour the University's architecture including All Saints' Chapel, the Chapel of the Apostles and McClurg Dining Hall. (Guests may eat at the dining hall for a fee.)
- Visit Abbo's Alley, Sewanee's linear park.
- Hike the 22-mile perimeter trail which circles the University's 13,000 acre campus.
- Watch the sunset from the Memorial Cross.
- Work out at the Fowler Center's indoor pool, racquetball/tennis courts, indoor track, climbing wall or weight room. (SAS guests pay $3.00/day.)
- Go wildflower hunting or birding at Lake Cheston or in Shakerag Hollow.
- Enjoy a cup of coffee and an art exhibit at Stirling's Coffee House.
- Shop for local crafts at the Lemon Fair and gifts at Taylor's Mercantile.
- Visit the University's Art Gallery or catch a concert or lecture on campus.
- Play a round of golf at The Course at Sewanee.
- Enjoy dinner in downtown Sewanee.
- Take a walk or bike ride down the Mountain Goat Trail.
- Ride the ziplines at Bigfoot Adventure.
- Hike Fiery Gizzard or Foster Falls in the South Cumberland Recreation Area.
- Golf Sweetens Cove Golf Course or the Bear Trace course at Tims Ford.
- Take the little kids to the Adventure Playground in Monteagle.
- Explore downtown Chattanooga including the Tennessee Aquarium, IMAX theatre, stores, the Hunter Museum of American Art and the Creative Discovery Museum
- Explore the cosmos at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
- Enjoy local history at Falls Mill and stop for some great cookies at the Swiss Pantry in Belvidere.
- Find the iPod you left on your last plane flight at Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, Alabama.
- Take the tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee.
- Visit the Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma.
Arts & Public Events
A Few Useful Websites for a Visit to the Area
The Mountain Now
The University of the South
Jack Daniels Distillery
Tennessee State Parks