• Rhododendron Gardens

    Atop majestic Roan Mountain, 6,285 feet above sea level, grows the largest natural display of Catawba rhododendron in the world, the gardens full bloom is in mid-June..

  • rafting

    The Doe
    The Doe River is primarily a wet-weather stream, since it's free flowing. There is a 5.5 mile stretch between Hampton and Elizabethton that are rated class I and II. 

  • Wautaga Point Recreation Area

    Located on the southern shore of Watauga Lake in Carter County. Large shade trees provide a park setting for picnicking & sunbathing. Tthere is a designated swim area in the lake. 

  • Appalachian Trail

    The world's longest footpath, stretching 2,100 miles, crosses through Carter County. Roughly 60 of those miles wind through the mountains in Carter County.

  • Wautaga Point lake winery

    Take a walk through history...Our winery is loacated in the historic Bid Dry Run Schoolhouse. Open April thru December, Thursday - Saturday 11am to 6pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. 


  • off the gird mountin adventures

    Located in Elizabethton Tennessee We have a 3000' Dual Zipline. Tower in the Sky Ziplines, Base Jump - Belay - ATV Rides and much more.