Buying land provides us with many amazing opportunities to create beautiful memories and unique activities in our very own backyard. Occasionally though, we all need to branch out and find inspiration and family fun outside of our home. Being in a rural area doesn’t mean you need to choose one or the other. History, art, shopping, and all the outdoors you can handle are so often just a short drive away.
An offshoot of the Little Tennessee River, Tellico Lake offers a ton of water sports, including fishing and boating. Visit one of their fixed piers to catch an array of bass, catfish, and other popular species found in Eastern Tennessee. Alternatively, you can stay on dry land and experience one of the many award-winning golf courses.
A designated National Scenic Byway, this beautiful drive crosses through the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee and into the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina. Beautiful in all seasons and elevated up to 5,400 ft this is the perfect stretch to take a relaxed day trip while practicing social distancing.
Historic downtown areas can be a beacon of unique shopping opportunities, local hotspots, and charming art collections. Sweetwater, a nationally recognized Main Street district has all that and more. Revitalized over the last decade, Sweetwater is a hub for antiques, town activities, and niche restaurants.
There are wondrous natural adventures all around us, and not so hidden away in Monroe County is one of these gems. A combination of guided hike and boat tour, The Lost Sea provides a glimpse into underground caverns and fascinating geological formations. There is also a self-guided nature walk for those who’d like to stay above ground, and unique shops with lots of commemorative tokens.
Part of the charm of rural living are the many opportunities to get back to our roots and enjoy some hunting or fishing. While some may have grown up with these skills, those who are new to the area might benefit from the guided excursions and classes offered by this established outfitter. With over 30 years of experience and a plethora of local knowledge, this is the place to begin your rural activities journey.
With so many adventures so close, buying land, building a home, and living the rural dream doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the convenience and delight of a family outing. Contact us to find your slice of Monroe County heaven and start collecting memories now.