Back in June, I wrote about my quest to finish a 50k for my 27th birthday. Sadly, I did not achieve my goal due to injury, and I’m looking forward to taking another stab at the distance later this year or early next year.
However, I fell in love with Southeastern Tennessee and Chattanooga. If you are looking for a place to visit within a five hour drive of Louisville, you should check it out! In addition to the beautiful mountain scenery, the downtown area is quaint with a small-town feel. There are great restaurants, local shops, and a waterfront park area on the Tennessee River.
Before you go, visit The Filson and check out these resources in our collections:
Smoky Mountain Voices: A Lexicon of Southern Appalachian Speech Based on the Research of Horace Kephart by Harold F. Farwell
Magic of the Smokies by Eleanor M. Kelly
Southern Appalachian Mountain Cookbook: Rare Time-Tested recipes from the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains by Ferne Shelton
The History of Hamilton County and Chattanooga, Tennesseeby Zella Armstrong