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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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!
This fall, enjoy a "history haunting" during one of the following regional walking tours. Each outing brings to life a cast of characters and drama that once storied the Tennessee landscape. The spirits of the past live on through our stories—come and meet them.
Apache Relay just played live at the Tennessee Tourism conference. Great soundtrack for Tennessee!
Pumpkintown in Athens, Tenn., will take place Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
PumpkinFest is set for Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 in Dayton, Tenn., offering two days of Fall Festival Fun, Food and Entertainment & Halloween festivities for the whole family!
The Forest Hills Historic Cemetery Stroll will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Forest Hills Cemetery in the St. Elmo community in Chattanooga, Tenn.
The Fort Hill Cemetery Walking Tour will take place on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3:30 – 7 p.m. in Cleveland, Tenn.
Pumpkins, and mazes, and spooks! Oh, my! It's fall, y'all, and that can only mean one thing--fall festivals. Check out Gianetta's guide to fall fun in Southeast Tennessee on our blog now. You better hurry, October is just a day away! http://southeasttennessee.com/www/blog
The Smoke in the Valley BBQ Competition & Festival will take place Oct. 10-11 in Pikeville, Tenn. The event benefits the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad.
This historic home, just up the road from Chattanooga in Thompson's Station, Tenn., is set to become a fabulous restaurant and event venue that preserves the cultural heritage of the area. Wow, the visionary owner - Andy Marshall of Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant - really gets it when it comes to creating unique venues that preserve a community's sense of place and attract visitors to support tourism - the second-largest industry in the state.
The Hamilton County Fair will take place this weekend, Sept. 27-28, at Chester Frost Park in Hixson, Tenn. The fair features a petting zoo, country craft vendors, a car show, a large variety home cooked food, and multiple entertainment stages with performances by musicians, dancers, and even baton twirlers. Admission to the fair is $6 for adults, $4 for ages 3-12, and free for children under 2 years of age.
The World War II USS LST 325 docked this morning at Ross's Landing until September 17 and is providing tours of the of the World War II Landing Ship Tank (LST). An opening ceremony is scheduled for today at 2 p.m. The USS LST 325 participated in the D-Day Invasion on June 6th, 1944 as well as other invasions and occupations. It was launched on October 27, 1942 and commissioned on February 1, 1943. On September 1, 1961, the ship was struck from the Naval Register of Ships and transferred to the National Defense Reserve Fleet. In November 1999, by act of the Congress of the United States, she was given to the LST Ship Memorial, Inc. Tours will be available from 9 am - 5 pm daily. Tours last 30-45 minutes. Adults: $10, Ages 6-17: $5, and children 5 and under are free. A family of 2 adults and 2 minor children is $20. Other armored military vehicles will be on display as well.
The Cumberland Trail in East Tennessee is meant to be a less crowded alternative to the famed Appalachian Trail.
Check out this NPR piece about Sandrock Recordings, an effort to preserve East Tennessee's traditional music roots.
It's time for another installation of our Waterfall Project! Read about Gianetta's intense trek to Laurel Falls in Dayton, Tennessee, and don't forget to send us some of your favorite waterfall hikes in our beautiful Southeast Tennessee! http://southeasttennessee.com/www/blog
New bridge installed over Deep Creek along a section of the Cumberland Trail in Soddy Daisy, Tenn., thanks to Friends of the Cumberland Trail. Did you know: the Cumberland Trail traverses 190 miles of the Cumberland Plateau, spanning 11 counties in East Tennessee. This rugged, scenic trail offers hikers access to remote areas with spectacular overlooks, picturesque waterfalls, and wilderness experiences that are trademarks of the southeastern United States.
One of the most geologically unique regions in Tennessee, the Sequatchie Valley is a premier destination for travelers looking to experience regional history, outdoor recreation and agri-tourism in Southeast Tennessee. Learn more at http://www.southeasttennessee.com/www/docs/29/sequatchie-valley-byway.
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In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald describes fall as a fresh start: “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” Life starts over. Think about that for a minute. We shape our lives around college football and midterms while nature completely changes its appearance around us. The passing of summer means an unveiling of brighter colors that were once faded by the haze of humidity. Fall means chilly breezes that blow my batons halfway across the football field. It’s that first, deep breath of crisp morning air that makes your lungs tingle with satisfaction.... More