THE TENNESSEE OVERHILL: SEE IT YOUR WAY.
Request the Tennessee Overhill Vacation Guide here free travel information to learn why this area has long been a destination for travelers, traders and explorers. The Tennessee Overhill is located in the extreme southeast corner of Tennessee adjacent to North Carolina and Georgia. The area encompasses the entire southern half of the Cherokee National Forest, which makes it a great location for outdoor adventure. Visitors can choose from whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River, site of the 1996 Olympic Whitewater Slalom Races, mountain biking on the Tanasi Bike Trail System, named as an ?Epic Ride? by the International Mountain Biking Association, or the Lost Sea, America?s largest under-ground lake. The Unicoi Turnpike Trail is an auto and pedestrian trail that follows an historic trade path that predates written history. Train buffs can ride on a vintage passenger train through the Hiwassee River Gorge and around the historic ?Hiwassee Loop.? Motorists can drink in magnificent views on the Cherohala Skyway, while motorcyclists enjoy the thrill of the curves on back roads and national scenic byways.
History buffs can step back in time at Fort Loudoun State Historic Area, a reconstructed British Fort situated on beautiful Tellico Lake, the Ducktown Basin Museum, located on the grounds of the Burra Burra Copper Mine, or the historic L&N Depot, a 106 year old railroad station. The Englewood Textile Museum recounts the history of a southern textile mill town and the women who worked in the mills while the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum shares a regional history that spans across time from the Cherokee Indians through the 1940?s.
Historic downtowns and courthouse squares offer quaint shops, antiques, galleries, local eateries and farmers markets. Overnight accommodations range from modern motels to secluded cabins and charming bed & breakfasts. Festivals celebrate everything from bluegrass music to ramps. Come visit us.