Tellico Plains, Tenn.

Plainly beautiful

Sarah E. Kucharski photo

The central square of Tellico Plains is tucked away amid a small gathering of shops and restaurants. Though there’s not much by way of hustle and bustle, one can happily spend an afternoon in town. more

Aug 1, 2011 12:00 AM Departments

Cherohala view

N.C. Department of tourism and sports development photo

The road has been compared to the Blue Ridge Parkway, but it’s less traveled than the Parkway and the views show no signs of civilization. It winds through mountainous forest to almost 5,400 feet in elevation and descending to less than 900 feet. more

Jul 1, 2008 12:00 AM Features