You’ll find plenty to do, whatever your interests, during a visit to Carter County, Tennessee. Historic Downtown Elizabethton is filled with diverse restaurants, antique shops, and plenty more. Take a stroll across our historic covered bridge, built in 1882. Visit Sycamore Shoals State Park to learn about the rich history that took place here during the 18th century and walk through the full scale replica of Fort Watauga.
Hike the Appalachian Trail, which passes by several waterfalls in the Cherokee National Forest and crosses the Roan Mountain balds.
Go zip lining, take a UTV tour or race go-karts at Off the Grid Mountain Adventures. Hire a fly fishing guide and float the Watauga River, renowned for its trophy trout. Rent a boat, kayak or paddle board to explore beautiful Watauga Lake. Stay the night in one of our bed and breakfasts, campgrounds or in one of the cozy cabins at Roan Mountain State Park. Come and see for yourself all that Tennessee’s Mountain Playground has to offer!