Race Tracks and ATV Trails
We have many racing and ATV-related places to see in Lawrence County! The movie "Cars" brought a lot of attention to dirt tracks everywhere, so it is no surprise that Thunderhill Raceway Park is a big hit with the kids! This dirt track is perfect for taking kids to see these cars slide through the turns, just like they did in the movie. Ethridge Motorsports Park is the place for those who like to see cars going straight. This 1/8th mile dragstrip is for top-speed cars that rattle the windows. They do have an alcohol class that goes over 200+ miles per hour. These cars come off the ground at the starting line, and kids love to see them jump up and take off! You will want to bring ear protection to either park, but the drag cars make it essential. Both tracks are family-friendly and do not sell alcohol. They both have great concession areas and feature ADA-compliant public restrooms when you need to go.
You will have a great time with any of the motorsports events we have in Lawrence County. Read on below, where we showcase each race track and give detailed descriptions of each track and how you can plan your trip to see them.
Ethridge Motorsports Park
At Ethridge Motorsports Park, it is all about speed. How fast they can take off and go down the track in a straight line the quickest! You don't need a pit pass here because the pits are open for anyone to see. Parents can show their kids how engines work and how they look when a pit crew takes them apart and builds them back together. The gas or alcohol these cars use is chemistry in the making. The crew chief looks over each part of the car's performance and records notes after each run. This planning phase can teach children the importance of working as a team and how each pit member is responsible for doing their part to make their car run the best.
Enter 29 Dooley Rd, Ethridge, TN 38456, into your GPS, find your way to this IHRA- ruled race track, and get your motor running at top speed! They have a great concession area and public restrooms for an evening of racing. They also have wheelchair-accessible places up front to watch the race for those who need this service. Call (931) 242-2285, email email@example.com or message them on Facebook for more information.
Thunderhill Raceway Park
It is all about the oval here at Thunderhill Raceway Park! Dirt track racing is unique; only a few dirt tracks left. The "Cars" movie shows the main character learning to drive on a dirt track with a racing legend, and this time-tested track is reminiscent of how racing is done today. You can still see real racing with all the sliding through the turns at Thunderhill as you would back in the days the old cars used to do it. Everyone interested in the oval track should experience dirt track racing at least once in their lives. This park is great for kids, as they even have a kid's racing division! Their concession area has great foods kids like, and there is usually a cook who provides better foods for us adults, like BBQ sandwiches and huge burgers meant for an adult appetite! Below are the links to their Facebook page and website so you can read more about Thunderhill Raceway Park, see their race schedule, and like their Facebook page to keep up with them!
Enter 75 N Old Military Rd, Summertown, TN 38483, into your GPS and find your way over to Thunderhill Raceway Park for an afternoon of dirt track racing! They have ADA-compliant restrooms and seating for wheelchair accessibility. Call (931) 334-9699 or message them on Facebook for more information.
ATV and Off Road
Lawrence County has a lot of places to go off-road, and try your skills at doing laps around the track at your own speed! Due to the nature of off-roading adventures, we do not currently have a place to ride with rental equipment for a visitor to lease. If a rider has their own equipment and brings their ATV or motorbike with them, then they can ride under the circumstances placed by the track. For example, The North Alabama Rider Association has a membership fee a rider has to pay to ride in Westpoint before they can legally ride there. Other tracks are ride at your own risk. Wheeling in the Country is a huge trail-riding place with rock climbing and off-roading for serious riders with specialty equipment. The North Alabama Trail Riders Association is varied and offers many trail types and jumps depending on skill level. Many of the race tracks and parks are safe for most beginner trail riders and kids as long as they know how to ride or go slow to learn. We will leave links to their websites so you can get more information on where to ride!
North Alabama Trail Rider Association
We have more outdoor sports than we do inside sports. Let's divide team sports up with parallel sports. A parallel sport is one that is played the same, no matter how many players there are. So if you like golf, tennis, motorcycle and atv, or bicycle sports then we have the place you will love! We have both ball golf and disc golf courses and plenty of places to ride your ATV on wooded trails and jumping hills! We also have archery and gun ranges where you can take your best shot and be on target!
Our outdoor activities webpage is where you can find all of our listings of outdoor activity in Lawrence county! This directory explains our top places for outdoor recreation! The button below takes you to the outdoor page so click the button and get started on planning your trip itinerary with these outdoor activities in mind!
Area Woods and Watersports
We have many awesome rivers and lakes in Lawrence county. Visitors come from all over to participate in our great tubing and kayak adventures. There are three great places for fun on the water. Each place we feature opens around May and close labor day weekend. The water temperatures are a bit cold before May and after August. Crockett Shoals Tubing Company is our pick for kids 10 and under as the water is very shallow and the tubes have a bottom so you can't slide out into the water. If a child does fall out of the tube, it is only a foot deep in most places so they just have to stand up. Upa Creek kayak rentals have both tubes, canoes and kayaks and offer different drop off locations according to how long you want to float. Upa Creek is right beside a great restaurant called the Taco Shack if you want to eat after a long float. Double G canoe and kayak rental is for the person who wants a good long float with great scenery. They can even facilitate wheelchairs and other needs for those with disabilities. At Double G they can offer the longest float and the most unique way of putting the kayak in the water!
All of these places and more are featured on our webpage that is devoted to woods and watersports. Please see our detailed guide for more information on seeing which places best fit your needs for a day in the woods or out on the water!
Indoor activities are essential for inclimate weather and nightlife recreation! We have bowling, pool, axe throwing. Yes! axe throwing at Kick Axe in Loretto is a very popular destination for those wanting to throw axes and try to get out of an escape house where they lock you up as a group inside a group of rooms where you must use clues in order to find the key to get out! We also have Crockett Theater where you can see shows and live concerts performances! If movies are your interest then Crockett Cinemas are here to give you the best viewing experience with all the snacks and foods you would expect from a working movie theater!
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