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Things to do during "cabin time" in Reliance
Reliance TN cabin rentals near the Hiwassee River are peaceful and perfect. Located on the Hiwassee River, Reliance, TN is home to unique cabins, cottages and lodges that will have you coming back year after year. Forget about the busyness of city life and experience the appeal of small town vacationing. Take in the beauty of crystal clear waters and untouched woodlands and discover for yourself why this area is one of our favorites. Don’t worry, despite its small size, there is no shortage of big-fun activities for every type of traveler. Cruise down the Hiwassee River, trek southern Tennessee forests, and enjoy rest and relaxation during your Reliance cabin time.
Create your own adventure at the Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park just west of Reliance. The park contains an excellent stretch of the Hiwassee for rafting and kayaking and a section of the John Muir trail for a leisurely hike. Want more of an adrenaline rush? Some sections of the river within the park are Class III rapids that require some experience and skill. Anglers of all ages flock to the park for great bass, perch and rainbow trout fishing. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency regularly stocks the river with trout. Outside of the park, make a visit to the Webb Brothers Float Service for a first-rate whitewater rafting adventure. Class II and III rapids are their specialty and will provide you with all the equipment you’ll need.
Staying at Reliance cabins and cottages means being surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest. Although popular for biking, horseback riding and nature viewing, sections of the forest are very well known for snorkeling. Many of the streams in this area have clear waters and shallow bottoms that make for ideal underwater viewing. 154 species of fish can be seen in these streams. More information about the best locations in the forest for snorkeling can be found at the USDA’s Cherokee National Forest website.
When you stay in Reliance, there are plenty of chances to check out wildlife above the water’s surface as well. Take a hike on the Chilowee Watchable Wildlife Trail to discover the wonder of the Cherokee National Forest’s many diverse ecosystems. This trail is notorious for rare bird sightings during spring and fall migrations. Don’t forget to trek the Gee Creek Watchable Wildlife Trail. Trees and other native foliage has been planted along this trail to attract wildlife for your viewing pleasure. Reliance’s lodges and cottages are surrounded by some of the United States’ most scenic outdoor recreation for you to enjoy at all times of the year.
Make sure you talk to the Reliance rental owners about the many seasonal events and Hiwassee River adventures. Compare cabins and Cherokee National Forest lodging here, then book DIRECTLY with the rental owner or property manager. Skip those booking websites and skip the traveler fees.