Lenoir City, Tennessee
Lenoir City, Tennessee has a population of 9,199. It is located in Loudon County, TN and only 28.6 miles from Knoxville. It sits along the Tennessee River. Fort Loudoun Dam, Watts Bar Dam, and Telllico Lake are nearby.
Lenoir City, Tennessee was established in 1840.
The closest airport is McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS).
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Lenoir City Attractions:
Antiquing is a popular tourist activity here. Loudon County is full of wonderful treasures and some of the best can be found on the Highway 11 Antique Trail, beginning in historic Lenoir City and continuing on to Loudon and Sweetwater.
You’ll find everything from vintage antiques, memorabilia and collectibles, as well as a variety of more modern furniture and gifts in the many antique stores.
Carmichael Inn, built in 1821, is one of the area’s oldest homes. Throughout its history, the two-story log building, which was originally owned by John Carmichael, served as a residence, stagecoach stop and railroad inn. It served as a stopping point for stage coach travelers from Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.
In those days, guests would eat with the Carmichael family and then upon retiring for the night would sleep upstairs in one large room. It was not uncommon for guests to share a bed with others staying at the inn in those days.
The period room features a massive fireplace, which was used to heat the inn and also served as a stove of sorts, as all the cooking was done there too. The inn has a gable roof and two front and two rear doors and has a two-story porch that runs the length of the inn.
The Carmichael Inn currently hosts Soul Food Sunday on the second Sunday of each month.
Dead Man's Farm lets you experience the haunted attraction that thousands have been screaming about.
Deep Well Farm produces mostly pumpkins and hay. This farm gives you the chance to get lost in a corn maze, take an old-fashioned hay ride and pick the perfect pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. There are also tire swings, slides, a rope climbing wall, duck pond, farm animals, picnic area and much more for everyone to enjoy.
East Lakeshore Trail system at Tellico Lake is considered to be one of the most beautiful and accessible hiking trails in East Tennessee. The trail, which provides a recreational and educational experience, has been recognized by the Department of the Interior as a National Recreation Trail.
The trail is open at all times and consists of ten different trails – Canal Branch, Baker Hollow Trail, Davis Ferry Branch, Glendale Branch, Glendale Shortcut Trail, Coytee Loop Branch, Sinking Creek Branch, Lotterdale Branch, Jackson Bend Branch and Morganton Branch.
Fort Loudon Marina is located on beautiful Fort Loudon Lake. It is located upriver next to Fort Loudon Lock at the end of Watts Bar. The marina is also at the beginning of Fort Loudon Lake, as well as Tellico Lake. With the choice of three different lakes to enjoy from this location, it makes for a great day on the water. Lenoir City Park sits within sight of the Marina. The park offers public ramps as well as a picnic area. One of Tennessee's best steak & rib restaurants, Calhoun's, is located on site.
Lenoir City Festivals:
Lenoir City Arts & Crafts Festival brings thousands of buyers who view the wares of some 240 crafters. Items range from ceramics and glassware to metal work and jewelry, to baskets and much more! The quality of the event and superb reputation of the crafters have made this one of the area's most popular events.
Lenoir City Christmas Parade kicks off the holiday season with the Lenoir City Christmas Parade! Each year, thousands of families come together on a magical December night to watch the excitement of a parade and catch the first glimpses of Santa as the holiday season begins. Historic downtown Lenoir City provides beautiful lights and sounds that will please parade fans everywhere.
Music on the Mountains at the Tennessee Valley Winery is a festival held during the summer.
OktoberFest at the Tennessee Valley Winery is its biggest event of the year.
Rockin’ the Docks Music Festival is an all day festival that takes place each year on Fort Loudon Lake. Each summer, thousands of people gather at Lenoir City park to enjoy live bands, food, fireworks, rock climbing wall and much more.