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Things to do during "cabin time" in Speedwell
Speedwell TN, Norris Lake rentals on the Powell River offer travelers a unique northern Tennessee getaway. Make plans today to stay in one of Speedwell’s exceptional cottages, resorts and lodges. Your private cabin rental is just minutes from the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park and the great businesses and shopping of Middlesboro, Kentucky. This area allows visitors a relaxing vacation away from the stresses of daily life. Unwind in the surrounding beauty of Tennessee valleys and lakes - the list of things to do in East Tennessee is long. From the clear waters of Norris Lake to the meandering Powell River, a fun day on the water is easy to plan in this wild backyard. You’ll fall in love with the breathtaking mountain views when you take a day trip into Speedwell’s nearby parks. Look no further than Speedwell’s first-rate lodges and resorts to make the most of your next Tennessee vacation.
Relive the westward movement by taking a trip to the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park. Trek the largely unblemished land that was once occupied by pioneers and natives. Evidence of the area’s settlers can be found on a guided Hensley Settlement tour. Buildings erected at the turn of the 19th century still stand and make the settlement tour one-of-a-kind. A Gap Cave Tour can take you under the surface for a hike unlike any other. This two-hour cave adventure is inexpensive and makes for a great story to re-tell around the cabin camp fire. Above the surface, wildlife is abundant and countless species of fish, mammals and birds can be found throughout the park. 80 miles of backcountry trails lead visitors to rarely seen rock formations and cold mountain streams.
Known as one of the best float streams in Tennessee, Powell River flows through beautiful undeveloped valley and offers anglers excellent rock, smallmouth and black bass fishing. Access to the river is only about ten minutes from your Speedwell lodge or cabin. For canoeing and kayaking, the river provides a leisurely paddle suitable for beginners. Take a deep breath as you drift through quiet meadows and colorful Tennessee woodland.
Take a short drive into Middlesboro, KY for great shopping and dining. For gifts, books and just about anything else you can think of, you’ll want to stop by Middlesboro Mall. The mall even includes a cinema if you want to catch the latest flick. If you came to visit the Cumberland Gap park, you need to grab a bite at Shades Steakhouse. Rated one of the best restaurants in the area, Shades has excellent antipasti, sandwiches and of course, steaks. You’ll never forget your trip to Speedwell’s gorgeous cottages and cabins.
Make sure you talk to the Speedwell rental owners about the many seasonal events and day trips. Compare cabins and Norris Lake cottage rentals here, then book DIRECTLY with the owner or local manager and skip those booking website traveler fees.