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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Appalachian Regional Commission – May 10, 2018

ARC NEWS ROUNDUP  |  May 10, 2018  |  VOLUME 3, ISSUE 19 ARC SPOTLIGHT Conor Ferguson, standing left, along with Joseph Cuty and Logan Smith, seated from left, talk with MSU Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach Director Eric Hill. Along with a team of entrepreneurship advisory board members and other mentors from MSU,

Team Tennessee Times – May 7, 2018

Wall Street Firm AllianceBernstein LP Moving HQs and 1,050 Jobs to Nashville It was a busy week for Gov. Bill Haslam and TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe. All told, Haslam and Rolfe announced nearly 1,500 new jobs and more than $90 millionin private capital investment across Middle and West Tennessee. Headlining it all: AllianceBernstein,

Development Finance Review Weekly – May 3, 2018

  Development Finance Review Weekly May 3, 2018 Feature $250M Bond Plan Would Create an Island in Fort Worth, TX A proposal for $250 million of flood control bonds could have a dramatic impact on a section of Fort Worth by creating a new recreation-focused island. Promoters pitch Panther Island as an 800-acre mixed-used