Explore Southeast Tennessee:Come explore Southeast Tennessee's scenic landscape and enjoy our rivers and mountains, local food and farms, Civil War and Native American heritage, regional music and art, one-of-a-kind festivals and religious heritage.
A Land Ripe for Discovery & Exploration:Explore Southeast Tennessee's rural back roads and scenic agricultural landscape...
A Land of Water:Southeast Tennessee is a land dominated by rushing rivers and meandering creeks - perfect for every age and paddling skill level.
Regional Foods and Flavors:Celebrate each season with a culinary adventure to some of the region's locally owned restaurants and shops.
Music Roots Run Deep:The hills of Southeast Tennessee are alive with the sound of music...
Festivals to Celebrate Each Season:Enjoy Southeast Tennessee's annual events and celebrations, highlighting all that is unique to the region.
History Comes to Life:Experience Southeast Tennessee's outstanding Civil War story...
Native American Heritage:The legacy of Southeast Tennessee's native people continues through the natural, historical and cultural landscape...
Come explore Southeast Tennessee’s scenic landscape and enjoy our rivers and mountains, local food and farms, Civil War and Native American history, regional music and art, one-of-a-kind festivals, and religious heritage.
The Southeast Tennessee Tourism Association website is the official visitor's guide for vacationers, explorers and enthusiasts who want to discover and experience all that Southeast Tennessee has to offer.
Follow this trail to some of the most compelling places in Tennessee's history.
This trail will highlight sites and stories relating to Native American history of this region.
Enjoy the scenic vistas and natural, cultural, historical, and recreational points.
Take a journey through the history and heritage of faith in...
When the first settlers came to this land of hills and valleys...
A shopping guide to local arts and fine crafts.
The traditional music of the Southeast Tennessee region began with...
More than 60 miles of navigable water for canoes, kayaks and paddle boats.
Discover Tennessee Trails and Byways:
Discover the peaks and valleys of Southeast Tennessee
Explore the rails, trails and roads of Southeast Tennessee.
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Choosing your own Christmas tree at a farm is a fun way to enjoy a simpler version of the holidays and spend some time outdoors in the scenic landscape of Southeast Tennessee.
Visit the Dutch Maid Bakery - Tennessee's oldest family-owned bakery - in Tracy City on Saturday, Nov. 29, from noon to 3 p.m. CT to celebrate the holidays. Free horse-drawn carriage rides, treats and beverages from the bakery! Call 931-592-3171 for more information.
It's finally time for another installment of our waterfall hiking series! Click on the link to read about Gee Creek Falls in Polk County and see just how beautiful Southeast Tennessee is in the fall. http://southeasttennessee.com/www/blog
Looking for a scenic drive in Southeast Tennessee this weekend? Check out the Cherokee National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov. Here's one: the Ocoee Scenic Byway in Polk County, TN The first designated national forest scenic byway in the nation includes 26 miles of US 64 and Forest Road 77. The two-lane route winds past Parksville Lake, through the scenic rocky bluffs of Ocoee River Gorge, and past the Ocoee Whitewater Center. Take a side trip up the 7-mile Chilhowee Scenic Spur, Forest Road 77to Chilhowee Recreation Area.
Need something quick, easy and delicious? Anne Byrn to the rescue! Enter throughout November to win her newest cookbook, with more than 100 recipes. http://tnhomeandfarm.com/giveaway-anne-byrn-saves-day-cookbook
Mud on the Stars - WILD RIVER documentary discussion at the Museum Center at 5ive Points in Cleveland, Tenn. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6 to 8 p.m. EST
Check out all the deals going on in Chattanooga as the city celebrates 175 years.
The city of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., hosted a kickoff celebration Friday afternoon to introduce newly acquired land that will forever be preserved as a wilderness area for the public to use and enjoy. The generosity of the land owners - and their desire to keep the land pristine and undeveloped - led to the offer of selling it to the city for one-third of the appraised value.
Whitwell Middle School, located within the Sequatchie Valley of Southeast Tennessee, is home to one of the world's most profound remembrances of the Holocaust victims of Nazi Germany: the Children's Holocaust Memorial, which opened as a symbol of hope 13 years ago this month.
Thanks to writers David and Kay Scott for this great article about the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum and other Cherokee cultural heritage sites in East Tennessee for National Parks Traveler.
We had a great time hiking the Gee Creek Gorge yesterday! The colors are about to pop! Get outside this weekend to enjoy!
The Ocoee Grape Escape, a regional wine tour, will take place this Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, from 3-8 p.m. Three wineries in the Ocoee area - Savannah Oaks Winery, Morris Vineyards and Ocoee Winery - are partnering for a coordinated wine trail experience. Event goers will have the opportunity to taste various award-winning wines, sample local fare, listen to live music, and tour vineyards.
Chattanooga is the jumping-off point for the Discover Tennessee Discover Tennessee: Trails & Byways "Pie in the Sky" adventure through the peaks and valleys of beautiful Southeast Tennessee
Don't miss these fabulous historic strolls in Southeast Tennessee: Forest Hills Historic Cemetery Stroll (Chattanooga, TN): Today (Sat.) from noon to 5 p.m. Fort Hill Cemetery Walking Tour (Cleveland, TN): Tomorrow (Sun.) from 4-7 p.m. An Evening of Mystery & Folklore (Cleveland, TN): Oct. 29-30 at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Dining with the Dead (Englewood, TN): Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Diane Ravens, owner of Appalachian Bee, was featured in this month's issue of Chatter! Click on the link to read the article about this fantastic local business in Ocoee, Tennessee. http://chatterchattanooga.com/news/2014/sep/30/beekeeping-buzz/
Check out this list of one- and two-day journeys that carve through Appalachian Mountain ranges and trace the lush lowlands of the Tennessee Valley region.
This sounds delicious! From Hughes Produce in Dunlap, Tenn., within the beautiful Sequatchie Valley.
Fall color is emerging in Southeast Tennessee. Enjoy the latest Fall Foliage Report from the state tourism office.
Celebrate the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail on Sunday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Shackleford Ridge Park in Signal Mountain, Tenn. Enjoy guided hikes, educational programming, heritage music and food. Attendees can learn about plateau wildlife, including birds of prey, mammals, snakes, native wildflowers, medicinal plants and cultural conservation.
Tennessee is fortunate to have a governor that supports tourism. Thanks Gov. Bill Haslam!
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If there is one thing I have learned from my time at SETTA, and with this project in particular, it’s that Southeast Tennessee is an unpredictable place. When I started this series in the summer, I thought it was going to be easy. In my mind I was going to have my complete list of regional waterfalls, hike the trails, and write about them before the end of the year. Now, here it is almost Thanksgiving and I am only on the third waterfall, which wasn’t even on my original list of falls (shocker, right?). I don’t know what this says to you, but this unexpectedly complex process tells me that there is so much more to our region than meets the eye. It’s irregular. It’s out of the ordinary. It’s beautiful.... More