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 – March 12, 2018

TNECD Announces Second Round of Work-Based Learning Grant Recipients TNECD last week announced 10 new Work-Based Learning Grant recipients, awarding $250,000 in the program’s second round. The grants will assist with the development or expansion of work-based learning programs that promote career awareness and student readiness in grades K-12. In total,

Team Tennessee Times – March 5, 2018

DENSO's Latest Tennessee Expansion: $190 Million Investment, 320 Jobs in Athens DENSO announced another significant Tennessee expansion last week. The global automotive supplier said it would invest $190 million in its Athens facility and create 320 jobs. The Athens expansion, which will add four new production lines, is the latest in a

Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership – February 26, 2018

NeTREP Quarterly Investor Update Check out what we've been up to here at NeTREP, in our latest investor update video. Thank you to all of our partners for your support! Read More Taming the terrain of the aerospace park Members of the Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership were told Wednesday that work will soon