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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Team Tennessee Times – November 6, 2017

2017 Governor's Conference Photos Relive the 2017 Governor's Conference in Gatlinburg with photos from last month's conference. From Inky Johnson's keynote address to Gov. Haslam's fireside chat with Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander, we have you covered with hundreds of photos here. Also, for local communities receiving ThreeStar, Main Street and Certified Sites

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Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership – October 31, 2017

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