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 17, 2018

ARC SPOTLIGHT Professor Richard Crespo (center), of Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia, along with community health workers led a session on an ARC POWER project, which is building a workforce to support high-risk patients. Rural Health Challenges and Opportunities in Appalachia Addressed at Conference ARC partners, grantees, and staff recently attended the National

Team Tennessee Times – May 14, 2018

Twelve Communities Selected in Newest Round of Tennessee Downtowns TNECD announced 12 new communities that will take part in the Tennessee Downtowns program. Since 2010, 58 communities have participated in Tennessee Downtowns, which helps local communities revitalize traditional commercial districts. The participants go through a two-year program supported by the National Main

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,