SUMMER COMES TO THE VALLEY … Bring the boat, chill out and cool down on the seven TVA lakes that spill out of our mountains. And, if that is not enough for your summer waterbug then we can talk real adventure on the numerous rivers that offer every opportunity to fish, paddle and swim. The heat of the Tennessee summer air brings everyone to water for simple cooling relief. Whether you prefer a calm ride on the lake or a more exciting float down a whitewater river, water is never far from the minds of most of us in East Tennessee. Fishermen will be seen everywhere on both the lakes and rivers. These anglers love to get a tug on the line from trout, bass, bluegill, catfish and crappie.
AND THE MOUNTAINS … The refreshing abundant oxygen of the Great Smoky Mountains draws 10 million visitors a year from across the nation. Everyone loves an opportunity to breathe in a little nature with a pleasant stroll or an intense hike on the many trails that wind through these ancient mountains. Massive amounts of vegetation provide the humid climate and make the Smoky Mountains a national treasure. Over 1,600 species of flowering plants cover the landscape and several of these species are unique to only these green hills. Wildflowers are in abundance in every season but spring and summer exceed all expectations.