: Knoxville, TN
: Etowah, TN - a great scenic mountain ride
: I-75 & Hwy 68
: Fort Loudon State Park on Tellico Lake
: Athens, TN
: Gatlinburg, TN
: Madisonville, Tellico Villlage, Rarity Bay
: Tellico Plains
The Cherokee National Forest is a pristine forest with spectacular views, hiking trails, whitewater rafting on the Ocoee Olympic site, horseback riding, and fishing on the Tellico River and Coker Creek. A unique treat is panning for gold in the Cherokee National Forest. The forest is surrounded by historical areas and quaint towns that offer museums, antique shops, artists' galleries, and unique shops. The Cherohala Skyway and Tail of the Dragon route are popular with motor cyclists as well as those seeking mountain views.
Other Activities: Panning for gold in the Cherokee National Forest is a popular outing; a guide to good sites is available at the Coker Creek Visitors Center. The forest is also a great place for hikes and mountain biking. Indian Boundary is a great family place with a lake and swimming beach and an easy hike.