Things to Do in Tellico Plains, TN



GOLD PANNING There’s gold in them thar hills! Sure nuff! Just give Bill Shaffer a call at 423-261-2600 and he will take you out and show you how to do it. Best to call before you come. You will find placer gold.

FORT LOUDOUN and SEQUOYAH MUSEUM For a fun history lesson, you can attend one of the Fort Loudoun re-enactments! Saturday 10-5 PM May4, Aug 10, Sept 7, Oct 6, Nov 9 or those Sundays 10-2 PM. In August it is about the 1760 Cherokee Victory. In September the 18th Century Trade Faire is in conjunction with Sequoyah Museum across the road and gives the kids a chance to talk with real Indians! Dec 7 is an i8th Century Christmas. Live history is the smell of muskets firing. (pictures of Ft Loudoun)

TWO DAYS OF SHOPPING Go North on Rt 68 to Sweetwater. Turn right onto Rt 11, which is very clearly marked. Drive until you see the shops! If you want you can drive further on Rt 11 until you reach Philadelphia, Tn and see the Sweetwater Cheese folks. They are making cheese from January – June and occasionally in the summer. It’s fun to see the cows in the fields and enjoy the cheese. You will not be disappointed. Or, after shopping you can go back to Rt 68, turn right, go across I 75 to Tennessee’s largest flea market which is open Saturdays and Sundays. (Slide Show here) In Tellico Plains area, you can shop the Visitor’s Center, Timeless Treasures next door (Don’t miss the Charles Hall Museum), Scott Street Gallery, Tellico Arts Center, Stone Cottage Shops and Gardens, The Book Shelf, Tellico Grains, The Creamery for Ice Cream and pottery, the Coker Creek Visitors Center and there is a new shop on the end that has more earrings than I’ve ever seen, purses and such.

FISHIN’ for trout if you are out of state will need an All Species License which includes trout for 33.50. Your Day Permit is 5.50. Take a ride in a GLIDER! Call ahead or walk in. They are open weekends, weather permitting 10 AM-6 PM. Phone: 423-506-9015 or E Mail info@chilhowee.com.

RAFTING:

On the Hiawassee which has mostly Class I and II but Maybe some Class III rapids
Hiawassee Outfitters 800-338-8133
High Country Adventures 800-233-8594
Ocoee Outdoors 800-533-7767
Webb Brothers Outfitters 877-932-7238
On the Ocoee River: Site of the 1996 Olympic Whitewater Slalom Races. Has Class III and IV rapids

Adventures Unlimited 800-662-0667
Big Frog Expeditions 877-776-2633
Cherokee Rafting 800-451-7238
Cascade Outdoors 800-338-7238
Eagle Adventure Co. 800-288-3245
High Country Adventures 800-233-8594
Nantahala Outdoor Expedition 888-905-7238
Ocoee Adventure Center 800-627-7636
Ocoee Adventure Rafting 800-627-7636
Ocoee Outdoors 800-533-7767
Ocoee Rafting 800-251-4800
Ocoee River Rats 877-388-4222
Outland Expeditions 800-827-1442
Quest Expeditions 800-277-4537
Raft One 800-723-8663
Rolling Thunder River Company 800-408-7238
Sunburst Adventures 800-247-8388
Whitewater Express 800-676-7238
Wild Water LTD 877-451-9972


Kayak Instruction: Ocoee Adventure Center 800-627-7636

Wild Pantry: Learn about foraging from the expert. Give Marie Morris a call at 423-261-2039 for a taste.



HORSE BACK RIDING: Shaw Hollow Farms at 423-253-7713 near Tellico Plains or Black Mountain Stables 423-261-2966 in Coker Creek.

LOST SEA About 17 miles from Tellico Plains north on Rt 68 PH: 423-337-6616. This is a natural cave system with the largest underground lake in the USA.
 
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