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Don’t let Collinwood’s small population fool you - this micro community is bursting with personality and connection. This historic former railroad town sits just north of the Alabama state line, welcoming north-bound travelers to Tennessee just a few hundred yards off the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Welcome one and all

While Wayne County’s official Welcome Center is here, it’s fair to say all of Collinwood, Tennessee is a visitors’ center of sorts. The town is widely known as a friendly stop for travelers; offering markets, grocery stores, and a bite to eat for anyone driving or riding the Natchez Trace Parkway. Nashville cyclists, Midwestern road trip tourists, cross-country motorcyclists, and even Canadian RV travelers stop through regularly as they travel the scenic route through the Mid-South, and they all make friends in Collinwood.


How could folks resist a stop here? It’s the perfect tucked-away spot to stop and enjoy the scenery and hospitality along the Natchez Trace Parkway. And more and more, the people who visit fall in love with the region and choose to call it home.

Community and Coffee

You can almost always find visitors and locals mingling at The Dragonfly in downtown Collinwood. It’s the kind of eclectic emporium experience you just can’t replicate in a big city, where folks of all ages gather for a cup of coffee, amazing pastries, and good old fashioned face-to-face conversation. It’s also a great spot to support local artisans, shop for quirky antiques, and find one-of-a-kind gifts. And yes, it’s just as friendly and cozy as it seems.