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Calhoun, Tennessee

Calhoun, Tennessee, population 496, is located in McMinn County, TN just a few miles from Cleveland.

McMinn County Airport (MMI) is the closest airport to Calhoun.

Calhoun is McMinn County's oldest community.

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Calhoun Attractions:

Apple Valley Orchards - Offer a large variety of apples, bakery, wagon rides and tours, and an annual apple festival.

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway - The train route consists of a 26-mile round trip through historic Murphy Junction along the beautiful Toccoa River. This railroad was built over 100 years ago and is the only mainline railroad excursion service based in Georgia. Each trip begins at the depot in Blue Ridge, Georgia and includes a stop in McCaysville which permits passengers to disembark and stretch their legs while exploring the downtown communities of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. Each round trip takes approximately 3 1/2 hours.

Cherokee Heritage Trails - From the serene peaks of the Balsams to the muddy banks of the Little Tennessee River, Cherokee Heritage Trails wind through the southern Appalachians, telling the story of the Cherokee people, Ani-Kituhwa-gi, who once commanded all of the Southern Appalachians. Although most of the Cherokee were forcibly removed to Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears in 1838, a small group remained in their homeland, becoming the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Today they own about 57,000 acres - the Qualla Boundary, a remnant of their ancestral lands.

Cherokee National Forest - Cherokee National Forest is a place of scenic beauty that provides opportunities for anyone interested in nature and history. The Forest stretches from Chattanooga to Bristol along the North Carolina border. The 640,000-acre Cherokee National Forest is the largest tract of public land in Tennessee. It lies in the heart of the Southern Appalachian mountain range, one of the world's most diverse areas. These mountains are home to more than 20,000 species of plants and animals.

Chilhowee Gliderpoint - Experience the thrill of motorless flight over the beautiful Tennessee countryside and ridges. Admire the Hiawassee River from thousands of feet in the air as you go up like a bird in a warm thermal.

Museum Center 5 Points - Preserving and interpreting the history and culture of the Ocoee District of Southeast Tennessee by highlighting the adventures of its people.

Ocoee Mist Farm Llama Hikes - Let Largo and the other llamas lug your lunch onto the beautiful Chilhowee Mountain adjacent to Ocoee Mist.

Ocoee Scenic Byway - Ocoee Scenic Byway was the first national forest byway in America. The byway winds through the Cherokee National Forest, passes Parksville Lake and through the scenic bluffs of the Ocoee River Gorge. One section of the byway climbs to the top of the Chilhowee Mountains in Tennessee. From here, you capture magnificent views of the Tennessee Valley, the Cumberland Plateau, and the Blue Ridge Province. On a clear day, you will have views of North Carolina and Georgia.

Quest Expeditions - The Ocoee River is one of Tennessee's most popular destinations. Our Ocoee River rafting trips provide an extrodinary adventure for outdoor fun with family and friends. Quest Expeditions provides premium Ocoee River Trips and the finest whitewater rafting adventure in Tennessee.

Red Clay State Park - Red Clay State Historical Park is a certified interpretive site on the Trail of Tears.

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum - Experience the classic Missionary Ridge Local, take an all-day excursion to Summerville, Georgia, or see the beautiful Hiwassee River Gorge. Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is the largest operating historic railroad in the Southeast.

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