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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Changes for the Better – Progress Report

                                  Elizabethton Star – April 9, 2017 Early last year, I shared with you Carter County’s plans for 2016-2017 with focus being on “Changes for the Better.” Today, I would like to share with you a few of our many accomplishments. First, I am pleased to report that the Carter County Commission voted