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    The Pinnacle Overlook
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  • View from The Pinnacle
    View from The Pinnacle
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  • Historical Photo of Cujo's Cave Giftshop
    Historical Photo of Cujo's Cave Giftshop
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Cumberland Things to Do

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    by truesunn Written Jun 10, 2004

    Cujo's cave is said to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad in the days previous to the Civil War. In later years, during prohibition, it was said to have been an almost brewery for the local's developing homegrown Moonshine!

    Very interesting, many natural rock formations. There ARE bats living in the cave, and the path can be a bit challenging in places, so do be prudent if you tour the actual cave. It also has a nice little gift shop across the street.

    Historical Photo of Cujo's Cave Giftshop
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    by John195123 Written Oct 4, 2002

    Get a group of friends and a houseboat on Cumberland Lake. It is a big lake, with many little coves you can dock in for privacy. We had a great time, with the houseboat, another 20 footer, and two seadoos.

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Cumberland Local Customs

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    by truesunn Written Jul 13, 2003

    Down here, it is not uncommon for the old folks to wave at and greet strangers on the streets, or strike up a conversation waiting in line at the store. No, they aren't weirdos, they are friendly people, and some areas of the country could take some lessons from them!

    They also have their own slang down there:
    Buddy- friendly term of endearment (exp, "hey, buddy, where'd you get that hat?)
    Yonder- Down the road a bit, over there
    Larapin- Exceptionally tasty food
    I am so used to hearing it, I don't remember them all!

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Cumberland Off The Beaten Path

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    by truesunn Written Jun 10, 2004

    The Pinnacle is a man-built scenic overlook station opening into the Cumberland Gap in the Great Smoky Mountains. When viewing from the Pinnacle, you are looking over 3 states, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. The mountains are best viewed in the early morning, when the sunlight catches the mist rising over the mountains.

    There is a picnic area if you'd like to enjoy the afternoon with your family. The road up the mountain is rather tight and there are many hairpin turns, use caution.

    View from The Pinnacle
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