The Cumberland Plateau rises to an altitude of roughly 2000 feet between Nashville and Knoxville. It is large and thinly populated, but a steady stream of new residents attracted to the mild climate is changing the demographics. There is an abundance of very large parks, recreational areas, and resorts. Visitors enjoy horseback riding, whitewater rafting, hiking (one long and skinny state park is devoted to hiking), golf, fishing, swimming, boating, hunting, and exploring.
Working to protect the Tennessee River Gorge, 25,000 acres of land carved through the Cumberland Mountains by 26 miles of the Tennessee River. About the organization and the gorge, near Chattanooga.
Source of news and features on business and economy in a 15-county region of Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau. Published in Cookeville.
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