Springtime at Carter Mansion, Elizabethton

Summer at the Rhododendron Festival, Roan Mountain

Fall at Ripshin Lake, Carter County

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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September marks the change from summer to fall especially with the cooler days and nights now upon us. With the change in seasons, I pause to reflect back on all the wonderful changes and improvements that have taken place in the County so far this year. I am especially happy

Team Tennessee Times – September 5, 2017

TNECD Announces Work-Based Learning Grants TNECD is now accepting Work-Based Learning Grant applications. The Work-Based Learning Grants will be awarded to projects that promote community-led work-based learning programs that improve career awareness and readiness among students. The grants are aimed at improving Tennessee's future workforce talent pipeline. All those interested in receiving the