Tourist Info

Where to Eat

Nashville and the surrounding cities of Columbus and especially Bloomington have tons of dining choices. There’s a bit of something for everyone. Here are some favorites that are close to the trails.


The Little Gem Restaurant in the Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park is very convenient and close to the trails. They have a breakfast buffet every morning from 7-10 a.m. It’s not gourmet, but it’s a lot of down-home style food for a reasonable price. (812) 988-4418

Lunch and Dinner

Big Woods Brewing Company and Big Woods Pizza are both in downtown Nashville and are located within a few feet of one another. The Brewing Company is age 21 and over, and Big Woods Pizza is great for families. Both establishments are very mountain biker-friendly, have a cozy environment and they have locally brewed beer on tap. Both restaurants are somewhat small, and they fill up quick during the busy season. (812) 988-6000

The Pine Room Tavern is another good mountain biker-friendly choice with a nice beer and wine selection and some locally sourced and creative dining options that are reasonably priced. It’s a mellow, hip spot to grab a meal. They often have local and regional acts play live music during dining hours on the weekends. It’s the closest restaurant to the North Gate Entrance and trail head. (812) 988-0236

Casa del Sol Mexican restaurant is located near the center of downtown just on the south side of town. They have good, traditional Mexican fare and they also serve beer and wine. (812) 988-4535

For a more comprehensive list of local dining options check out’s Places to Eat.

Where to Stay

There are plenty of options in the area including hotels, cabins, bed and breakfasts, and camping. Some of our favorites are:
Hills O Brown Vacation Rentals
Green Valley Motor Lodge

Where to Shop

Hesitation Point Bike and Backcountry
51 Parkview Rd.
Nashville, IN 47448
.5 Miles from the Trailhead
Rental Bikes Available