National Geographic East Tennessee River Valley Geotourism
Knoxville, TN 37902
The Southeast Watershed Forum has partnered with the National Geographic Society to coordinate an effort to capture the history and heritage of the East Tennessee River Valley through an interactive Web site. The East Tennessee River Valley Geotourism Project seeks to celebrate the East Tennessee River Valley region as a world-class destination, while contributing to the economic health of the region by promoting sustainable tourism. History buffs and adventurers, backpackers and foodies, birders and sightseers can discover unique destinations based on recommendations from those who know best - residents of the East Tennessee River Valley region.[[more]]
East Tennessee River Valley residents and visitors, community organizations, tourism stakeholders and local businesses nominate sites for inclusion on an interactive Web site. Unlike any other mapping project, a favorite local restaurant, farm, winery, hiking or biking trail, swimming hole, museum or artist gallery are samples of the type of nominations National Geographic and its project partners will be seeking. The web site targets a variety of growing travel niches—adventure and nature tourism, cultural heritage travel and agritourism - and allows for residents to select the one-of-a-kind places integral to a distinctive character of place.