Rolling hills, wildlife, or beautiful streams for catching the perfect fish are some of the many things that await you as you journey to a true camper’s paradise in Tennessee’s Appalachian Mountains.
This mountain range extends from the southernmost tip of Tennessee to the Virginia State line.
Get ready for a great outdoor adventure as you explore all the recreational opportunities available such as hiking, rapid riding, camping, historical sites, and small town charm. Either way, there is plenty to do especially if you are going to try walking the Appalachian Trail which extends an estimated 2,144 miles. This trail is a public footpath that is sure to give the most breathtaking views, like the one you get as you walk across the Bear Mountain Bridge to see the spectacular Hudson River.
While you’re enjoying the Appalachian Mountains, be sure to stop by the great Smoky Mountain National Park where you can continue your outdoor adventure. Many people flock to this mountain range hoping to get a peek at a wild bear as there are about 1,500 bears that live in the park. The Smokies also have the most biological diversity compared to any other area in the world’s temperate zones. This park is open year-round but may have occasional closures due to inclement weather.
If you aren’t in the mood to walk, hike or camp, take the Ocoee Scenic Byway by car. This scenic byway was the first National Forest Byway in the nation. Enjoy the spectacular view as the road takes you to the top of the Chilhowee Mountains, through the scenic bluffs of the Ocoee River Gorge and the Cherokee National Forest.