Listed below are some links that we feel you might find useful in making
your decision to visit us for a while. We are not affiliated with any of
these sites, but have found them useful in planning our excursions
throughout this wonderful wilderness area. Enjoy!
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - http://www.nps.gov/grsm/
"Ridge upon ridge of endless forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the largest protected areas in the Eastern United States." - excerpt from website
Cherokee National Forest - http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/cherokee/
"The Forest stretches from Chattanooga to Bristol along the North Carolina border. The 640,000-acre Cherokee National Forest is the largest tract of public land in Tennessee." - excerpt from website
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest - http://www.joycekilmerforest.com
"Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest has some of the largest trees in the United States east of the Mississippi. There are numerous trails through this wilderness ..." - excerpt from website
Lost Sea - http://www.thelostsea.com/home.htm
America's Largest Underground Lake - "The lake, covering 4 1/2 acres, is recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a Registered National Landmark." - excerpt from website
The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum - http://www.sequoyahmuseum.org
"The mission of the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, a property of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, is to promote the understanding and appreciation of the history and culture of the Cherokee Indians in Eastern Tennessee, particularly the life and contributions of Sequoyah." - excerpt from website
Tennessee Overhill Experience - Cherokee Heritage - http://www.tennesseeoverhill.com
Use the links on the left side of the Tennessee Overhill Experience Site to choose "Cherokee Heritage".
Fort Loudoun State Historic Site - www.state.tn.us/environment/parks/FortLoudoun
This 1,200-acre site is the location of one of the earliest British fortifications on the
western frontier built in 1756. Nearby were the principal towns of the Overhill Cherokee,
including Tenase, namesake of our state, and Chota, the capital town.
Cherohala Skyway - http://www.cherohala.com
"Winding up and over 5,400 foot mountains for 15 miles in North Carolina and descending another 21 miles into the deeply forested backcountry of Tennessee." - excerpt from website