Quality of Life
Nature that feeds business and imagination.
Located on the Tennessee-Alabama border, Wayne County has abundant outdoor recreation with a lovely city built along the riverbank, and miles of beautiful scenery along the historic Natchez Trace Parkway.
Biking, horseback riding, water sports and camping are among the popular outdoor adventures waiting for you in Wayne County. Historic churches and homes, such as that of Pulitzer Prize-winning author T.S. Stribling, and miles of trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding make area towns picturesque places to live, work and shop.
Wayne County has many historical sites that can be enjoyed from the Civil War Driving Trail, with trail markers providing information. More recent historical sites include the former home of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist T.S. Stribling, which is now a museum. Some historic homes are now bed and breakfast inns.
The Buffalo River runs through the northern part of Wayne County. The river is famous for canoeing, with the water speed ranging from moderate rapids to lazy currents. For anglers, the river is full of smallmouth bass, rock bass, and catfish. Crazy Horse Canoe, a campground along the Buffalo River, is one of Wayne County's largest tourism spots.
Wayne County's moderate climate is great for outdoor recreation, such as biking along the Natchez Trace Parkway. The Parkway has a bicycle-friendly route through multiple states and communities from Mississippi to Alabama to Tennessee. With no stoplights or billboards, the 52,000 acres of Trace celebrates 10,000 years of American history, culture and wildlife.