By Blair Howard
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They were the first great barrier faced by early settlers in their quest for expansion. It wasn't until the first intrepid explorers found passes through the Highlands and blazed the trails westward into Tennessee and Kentucky that pioneers were able to move on from Jamestown and the colonies to settle the West. Today, the mountains of Eastern Tennessee offer unparalleled scenic beauty. There are facilities for summer and winter sports; trails and parkways that serve hikers and motorists; national forests and parks, as well as state and city parks and historic sites.
You could also use this Adventure Guide to plan your trip, or you could carry it along with you and use it as a guidebook and directory. While some of Tennessee's rural areas can be a bit mundane, much of its countryside, especially in the east, is very beautiful, often wild and dramatic. So some of the adventures listed as Scenic Drives, are designed for the pure pleasure of driving, with just enough attractions and stops along the way to keep things lively. Maybe you'd like to take time out for a picnic.
It's the largest natural region of the state, covering more than 10,000 square miles and extending from the plateau's jagged western edge to the valley of the Lower Tennessee River. It also encloses a distinct region at its center called the Nashville or Central Basin, an oval-shaped depression that slopes down several hundred feet from the Highland Rim. It's a fertile areathe so-called Garden of Tennesseethat contains the state's finest farmland. Its elevation ranges from 500 to 700 feet. To the north of Nashville and the Tennessee River, the Cumberland River enters the state from southeastern Kentucky, makes a loop, and then flows back into Kentucky to join the Ohio River not far from the mouth of the Tennessee.
Adventure Guide to Tennessee by Blair Howard