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Our Supporters

The list of project collaborators and supporters is long already, and it will continue to grow. In addition to National Geographic, this initiative is supported by the following regional partners.

With 9 lakes and 2 Appalachian Ranges: the Smokies & the Cumberland Mountains, East Tennessee has a lot to offer outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors come from all over the world to explore our terrific fishing, limitless hiking trails, 12 driving trails and over 300 attractions within 1.5 hour radius of Knoxville, not counting those in the Smokies. With over 150 annual events, communities off-the-beaten path offer a glimpse into the rich cultural history of East Tennessee.