Tourism trail opens Friday in East Tennessee

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State officials are celebrating the opening Friday of Sunny Side Trail as part of a tourism development initiative.

The trail is a mapped driving route starting in Sevierville covering 12 East Tennessee counties with nearly 300 points of interest.

It's the second of 15 regional trails that make up a campaign called "Discover Tennessee Trails and Byways."

The initiative is designed to showcase wineries, historic main streets, quaint restaurants and scenic spots for outdoor adventure.

According to The Greeneville Sun, state officials worked on the project with the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association and tourism organizations in Carter, Cocke, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington counties.

Information from: The Greeneville Sun,

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