The Friends of the Cumberland Trail have embarked on a project to offer information about amenities and features in the Trail’s neighboring communities. The list will contain information such as the community’s government standing (incorporated, township, city, etc), population statistics, a community description, food, lodging, gas, trail suppliers, historical landmark, and medical.
Anyone interested in donating their time and information to help Cumberland Trail visitors better understand these communities should contact the Cumberland Trail office by phone to get involved. Call (423-566-2229), or contact the CT by email at friendsoftheCT@gmail.com .
Community Classifications Defined:
Gateway Community – A town in close proximity that identifies with the Cumberland Trail. Can provide Lodging, Food, and services to Cumberland Trail visitors.
Neighboring Community – A small community in very close proximity to the Trail, but is too small to offer many services to visitors.
Supporting Community – A community that can offer some, but not all services of a gateway community.
Metro Gateway Community – a metropolitan area of which a significant percentage will choose the Cumberland Trail for outdoor recreation. Major source of support for the Cumberland Trail.
Metropolitan Area of Interest – Large city within a 6 hour drive, in which the Cumberland Trail is well known and used by resident outdoor recreationists.
Metro Area of Interest