Rugby State Natural Area
This is a 700 acre natural area in and adjacent to the village of Historic Rugby in Morgan County on the Cumberland Plateau. A great place for Hiking, Botanizing, and Birding, the forest includes tulip poplar, red maple, and sourwood with northern red oak, white oak, and hickories scattered throughout. White pine andVirginiapine can also be observed, with occasional damage observed from the Southern pine beetle infestation some years ago. American beech is present on both north and south facing lower slopes.
Visitors should stop at the Historic Rugby Visitor Centre for more information about the Rugby State Natural Area, as well as information about the town’s fascinating history. The entire Rugby village is a National Register Historic District and home to several festivals as well as daily guided tours of four historic buildings, a new Visitor Centre and theatre, lodging in historic buildings, several museum and arts/craft shops, a restaurant, and year-round workshops and theatre programs.
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5517 Rugby Highway
Rugby, Tennessee 37733
Phone: (423) 628-2441
- Historic Rugby, 0 miles away
- Rugby Colony, 0 miles away
- Harrow Road Cafe, 0 miles away
- Grey Gables Bed & Breakfast, 0 miles away
- Barton Chapel, 5.6 miles away