Things To See & Do


Cherohala Skyway

The Cherohala National Scenic Byway (also know as the Cherohala Skyway)  is about 50 miles long with views of ancient forests where Cherokee tribes and early pioneers traveled and settled in the Appalachian Mountains along with mile-high vistas with magnificent views.  The name “Cherohala” comes … [More...]

Swift Museum

Swift Aircraft Museum

The Globe/Temco Swift Aircraft Museum Multiple Swift aircraft on display, including the first prototype #1, stock production, and modified Swifts form 1946 to 1951, as well as two T-35 Buckaroo USAF trainers.  A Swift aircraft is hanging in the Smithsonian for national viewing, but at the Swift … [More...]


Hiking in Tennessee Overhill

The Tennessee Overhill includes the entire southern portion of the Cherokee National Forest, Hiwassee / Ocoee State Park, and TVA lakes – all offering hiking that ranges from family friendly and easy to challenging. Whether you choose to backpack into a Wilderness Area or casually walk alongside a … [More...]

horseback riding

Horseback Riding

Southern Cherokee National Forest Horse Trails In the Cherokee National Forest (CNF), hiking is allowed on all trails even though some trails are “designated use” for Mountain Bikes, Motorcycles, or Equestrian. Please show courtesy, cooperate, and abide by the “share the trail” rules.  Annual CNF … [More...]

Ocoee Scenic Bywa

Ocoee National Forest Byway

The Ocoee National Forest Scenic Byway winds through the Ocoee River Gorge in the Cherokee National Forest . One section climbs to the top of the Chilhowee Mountains with breath-taking views of the Tennessee Valley, the Cumberland Plateau, the Blue Ridge Province, and views of North Carolina and … [More...]

Snorkeling Fish Viewing on Conasauga River

Conasauga River / Fish Viewing

Fishing, canoeing and hiking are good ways to enjoy the Conasauga River, but its Underwater Wildlife Viewing Area is unique to the Southeast.   Visitors can see over 70 species of fish.  That's more than double what is found in the Colorado or Columbia River basins combined.   Learn … [More...]

Uniquely Tennessee Overhill

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