Overnight Trail at Montgomery Bell State Park Professional Review and Guide
"This pleasant overnight trail takes you around the circumference of the park and past or near most of its highlights, such as the Ore Pit Loop, Lake Woodhaven, and Lake Acorn. Montgomery Bell State Park covers 3,782 acres in Dickson County. The park honors Montgomery Bell, who began a business with a furnace to process iron ore and went on to build a small empire within the county. The park is situated on top of old ore pits and even contains the remains of the Old Laurel Furnace, vintage 1815.
Both the ore pits and the furnace are located along the Montgomery Bell Overnight Trail. The park has 19 miles of trail in eight trails, six of them a mile or less long. The longest one is the Montgomery Bell Overnight Trail, which winds around the periphery of the park, passing along two of the park’s three lakes and accessing three overnight shelters along the way."