Tennessee February 15, 2018
Don’t Let Another Year Go By Without Seeing These 12 Breathtaking Tennessee Spots
Tennessee is a beautiful place, there’s not denying it. We’re in love with our farmland and rivers to the west, our mountains to the east and all the streams and valleys in-between. As you plan out your family adventures for 2018, you may want to consider adding these twelve breathtaking Tennessee landmarks to your repertoire. Each is more stunning than the last, punctuated by kind folks and true southern hospitality along the way. Happy adventuring!
12. Cades Cove
Cades Cove is an isolated valley and small community in the heart of eastern Tennessee. The gorgeous space is beautiful no matter the season, and makes for a stunning state experience.
11. Cherokee National Forest
The Cherokee National Forest was created in the summer of 1920, and has since become known for its stunning autumnal colors and waterways. You can find it on the eastern side of the state, covering 655,598 acres of forested land.
10. Reelfoot Lake
Reelfoot Lake straddles both Obion and Lake counties in Tennessee, and holds the title as the only natural lake in the state. It was formed during the New Madrid earthquakes in the early 19th century.
9. Ruby Falls
Ruby Falls is just outside of Chattanooga, and it's made a name for itself as one of the prime tourist attractions in the state. It's been estimated to be 30 million years old and falls 145-feet underground.
Music City has made itself known as a prime national destination, but we're forever in awe of its perfect mix of natural and urban charm. It's a true river city with a whole lot of country heart.
7. Tennessee River Gorge
Known as the Grand Canyon of Tennessee, the river gorge is made up of 27,000 acres and boasts wildly diverse animal and plant life.
6. Cummins Falls
Known as one of the most popular hikes around Nashville, Cummins Falls is a great swimming hole in the summertime and a beautiful view in the wintertime.
5. Fall Creek Falls
Fall Creek Falls is actually the largest recreation area in the state, boasting cabins and campsites for overnight stays and a copious amount of hiking trails.
4. Newfound Gap
Located in the Great Smoky Mountains, Newfound Gap is a mountain pass that serves as one of the most beautiful scenic byways in the state.
We're forever in love with our stunning city to the south, chock full of bridges and gorgeous restaurants and a downtown fit for a quiet Saturday afternoon. We'd recommend a walk across the Walnut Street Bridge!
2. Savage Gulf
Great for camping and hiking, the views at Savage Gulf are breathtaking.
1. Great Smoky Mountains
Known as the most visited national park in the United States, the Great Smoky Mountains runs along the Tennessee-North Carolina border and is a stunning experience for outdoorsy-folk and homebodies alike.
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