spring

Springtime at Carter Mansion, Elizabethton

summer

Summer at the Rhododendron Festival, Roan Mountain

fall

Fall at Ripshin Lake, Carter County

winter

Snow covered Roan Mountain, Carter County

“Naturally Nice”

As a gateway to the Southern Highlands, Carter County is known for its beautiful natural sites. From the Watauga River, a trophy trout stream, to the peaceful waters of Watauga Lake, along the winding Appalachian Trail to the mile high Rhododendron Gardens on Roan Mountain, there’s something for everyone.

With the 2000 mile Appalachian Trail as the centerpiece, hikers, campers, walkers and nature enthusiasts have a wide selection of destinations. Waterfalls, lakes, mountain views and trails through peaceful forests allow visitors to choose any level of activity (or inactivity) that suits their fancy.

Whether you’re looking for a change of scenery, a summer get-away, or maybe even a new place to call home, Carter County is the place for you. Come on down, we’re Naturally Nice!

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Carter County Joins New Regional Economic Development Organization

  Elizabethton Star – June 26, 2016 On March 23, 2016, I shared with you Carter County Government’s Plan for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year with the Focus on “Changes for the Better” for the Citizens of Carter County. A copy of the Plan is available on the County’s website at http://www.cartercountytn.gov/new-day-in-carter-county/ . One