Whether you spend an afternoon or stay for a week, a visit to Muddy Pond on the Cumberland Plateau in southern Overton County is a must-see locale for residents and visitors alike. A small community steeped in Mennonite heritage, Muddy Pond harkens visitors back to a simpler place in time.

Offering a little bit of everything – from bulk foods and homemade goods to handcrafted furniture – the community boasts a handful of unique shopping opportunities. Visit the blacksmith and carriage shop, where the best machinery from the late 1800s to early 1900s is still in operation, or stop by the leather supply store, where third-generation leather makers are hard at work. Enjoy a scoop of homemade ice cream at the Country Porch or browse the household items and antiques at the General Store. Come see the award-winning molasses as it cooks each September and October, or purchase some pure sorghum to take home.

Once you’ve experienced the beautiful scenery, welcoming hospitality and quality goods, Muddy Pond is sure to become one of your favorite destinations!

• Homemade goods
• Handcrafted furniture
• Unique shops
• Blacksmith
• Carriage shop
• Leather supply store
• Molasses

Photo: Wanda Krack