James and Kim Bright Spots
Take a Hike to Benton Falls
The Benton Falls Trail is an easy 1.5 mile (each way) hike to the 65 foot high waterfall. From Highway 64 – turn on to NFSR 77 (sign says Chilhowee Recreation Area) and drive 7.2 miles. Turn right into Chilhowee Day Use area (There is a $3 day use fee here).
The Swift Museum
The Swift Museum is located at the McMinn County airport (KMMI) in Athens, Tennessee Enjoy multiple Swift aircraft on display, including the first proto type #1, stock production and modified Swifts from 1946 to 1951, as well as two T-35 Buckaroo USAF trainers. These military versions of the Swift were tested by the USAF in the early 1950’s. One of the T-35’s is an armed version used by and donated to the Museum from the Saudi Arabian Air Force. The museum is open for individual and group tours.
Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center
Enjoy small group nature experiences daily. They have designed a variety of fun experiences for your family, small group or team building needs.