Come Enjoy Nature

The Overhill region is filled with outdoor activities from hiking trails to
national parks and rivers. There’s something for everyone here!

Outdoor Activities For Everyone


Whether you like outdoor activities such as hiking and mountain biking, or you’re looking for more adventurous excursions or fun the entire family can enjoy, Tennessee Overhill has it all!

Hiking & Exploring

The Cherohala Skyway is a 50 mile long scenic byway overlooking two national forests and connecting Tennessee to North Carolina. Enjoy the beauty of the world around you from the comfort of your own car!


Choose from several train rides ranging from a few hours to a full day-trip. These rides are full of modern conveniences like food and restrooms, and they are full of beautiful views of the area including the Hiwassee River and the famous Hiwassee Rail Loop.


With several different courses to choose from, Overhill has zipline activities for the whole family even if you’ve never been on one before. Enjoy breath-taking views and zoom through the canopy at speeds from 5-45mph all while our full trained zipline guides keep you safe and ensure you have an unforgettable experience.


Gather the family or some friends, turn the radio up, and enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors. The Overhill region is packed full of scenic byways and routes that make the perfect day trip. These allow you to experience mountain views and more even with young children!

You won’t want to miss these

Benton MacKaye Trail

Tellico Lake is known as one of the best destinations for canoeing and kayaking.

White Oaks Golf Club

Come play a round at this beautiful par-72 golf course. 9 & 18 hole course available.

Ridgewood Golf Club

Play a round on this beautiful par-72 18-hole golf course.

Rarity Bay Golf Club

Test your skills on this par-72 18-hole course in the scenic Rarity Bay community.

Copper Basin Golf Club

Come and play a round on this beautiful, family friendly course. 9 & 18 hole courses available.

Sugarloaf Mountain Park

Sugarloaf Mountain Park is a beloved destination for picnics, swimming, and to escape and enjoy nature.

Hiwassee / Ocoee State Park

The Hiwassee State Park is the perfect place for canoeing, rafting, fishing, and even camping.

Cherokee National Forest

Experience the natural scenery, beautiful rivers, and hiking trails this area is known for.

Tellico Lake

Tellico Lake is known as one of the best destinations for canoeing and kayaking.

Parksville Lake

This is the oldest lake in Cherokee National Forest and it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature.

Ocoee River / Whitewater Center

Experience white water rafting on the site used for the 1996 Olympics

North River

Spend some time on this scenic river known as one of the best Trout destinations.

Indian Boundary Lake

This 96-acre lake makes the perfect spot to relax on the water.

Hiwassee Scenic River

Check out this beautiful river with plenty of fish and wonderful views.

Conasauga River

Enjoy this beautiful river with unique activities like snorkeling and fish viewing.

Chilhowee Lake

Spend your day on this beautiful 10mi reservoir next to Cherokee National Forest.

Tellico District Bike Trails

Come check out the Tellico District mountain bike trails.

Ocoee & Hiwassee District Bike Trails

Come check out the Ocoee & Hiwassee District mountain bike trails.

Tellico District Horse Trails

Come ride your horse in the Tellico District trails.

Ocoee & Hiwassee District Horse Trails

Come ride your horse in the Ocoee & Hiwassee District Trails

Tellico District Hiking Trails

Come hike through the beautiful trails of the Tellico Ranger District.

Ocoee & Hiwassee District Hiking Trails

Come hike through the beautiful trails of the Ocoee & Hiwassee District.

Rivers, Lakes, & Blueways

The Overhill region is filled with rivers, lakes, and other beautiful places to relax. Learn more here.

Parks, Forests, & Natural Sites

The Overhill region is filled with parks, forests, and other natural site. Learn more here.

Mountain Biking

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Horseback Riding

Come check out the numerous equestrian-friendly trails in the Overhill region.


The Overhill region has plenty of scenic routes and hiking trails. Check them out here.

Golf Courses

The Overhill region has a few golf courses ranging in skill level and price. Learn more here.


The Overhill region has several great fishing spots — some are nationally known. Learn more here.

Bird Watching

The Overhill region is packed with places perfect for birdwatching. Check them out here.