Bradley County is a great place and more people are realising this. Tourism is continuing to grow in the area, and it is now becoming a big part of the local economy.

There is a lot to do and see in the area, with new attractions opening up all the time. Here is our roundup of the xx best things to do in Bradley County. If you think we have missed anywhere important off the list, please add them to the comments, so we can update this article and include them at a later date.

Visit Morris Vineyard

vineyardThis beautiful vineyard in the Appalachian Mountains is a fascinating place to visit at any time of the year. But, that said, the end of the summer is the ideal time to go. At that time of the year, there is a lot more going on. If you time your visit to coincide with the harvest, you get the chance to help with the picking as well as sample some wonderful wines. Morris vineyard is definitely worth a visit.

Enjoy White Water Rafting

For the more adventurous amongst you there is white water rafting available. The Ocoee White Water Centre is the place to go for the best experience. In 1996, the Olympic white water rafting competition was held here.

white water rafting

Navigate the Ocoee River

If you are not quite as adventurous, you can still enjoy the Ocoee River. Most stretches of the river are a lot calmer. It is perfect for canoeing.

Even if you are not a water babe, you can still enjoy the river. Lots of people enjoy the walks that are laid out along the banks. A riverside picnic is always a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

Join us for our huge Halloween Block Party

If you like Halloween, Bradley County is the place to be. Every year we throw a huge Halloween block party in Main Street for everyone, including visitors, to enjoy.


The countryside in this area is spectacular. You really cannot beat a hike in the Chilhowee Mountains. There are over 20 miles of trails to enjoy, in this area alone.

Walk the Greenway

Nature is important to the people of Bradley County, which is why the town of Cleveland is blessed with so much green space. A popular pastime is walking the 4-mile Bradley County greenway that runs through the town. It is a great place to go for a run, a stroll or take the kids for a run around.


If you want to stay overnight, there are plenty of campgrounds to enjoy in the area. The fall is a great time of the year to camp in the area.

Enjoy live music

The live music scene in the area is a vibrant one with plenty of local bands to enjoy. One of the best places to experience this scene is the Inman Street Coffee House. It is a small, but very popular venue, so get their early to enjoy live music in a unique environment.