The zing of a fishing reel at Dale Hollow Lake.
The roar of river rapids on the Hiwassee.
The whir of mountain bike wheels at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Outdoor adventure in Tennessee is a symphony of sounds and a chorus of enjoyment. From the mountains of the East to the river valleys of the West, this state is a perfect outdoor playground.
Springtime showers turn the Little River in the Smokies into a racing roller coaster for kayakers. By summer, when the water has settled down, people plop inner tubes into the cool, soothing waterway.
Outdoor fun abounds in just about every mountain pocket and across the western plains. Springtime blossoms and brilliant autumn leaves reward hikers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where more than 800 miles of trail include a stretch of the historic Appalachian Trail. Many visitors prefer a car tour or shady picnic site at Cades Cove. Here, wildlife including bears and deer slip into view when least expected
Whatever your interest, you’ll find everything you’ve ever wanted in a
vacation destination right here amid rolling hills, mountain streams,
river cities and world renowned attractions. And the best part is we’re
within a day’s drive of 75 percent of the U.S. population via quality
interstates and highways. No wonder folks call Tennessee