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This Saturday, embark on a journey that promises to leave you spellbound by the breathtaking vistas and rustic charm of East Tennessee’s landscape. The Copperhill Special, an 85-mile round trip, will carry you through some of the most magnificent scenery that this region has to offer.

Discover the Wonders of Hiwassee River Gorge

The journey begins by winding through the rugged Hiwassee River Gorge. As the train chugs along, you’ll be treated to views that are both serene and wild. The river, with its clear flowing water, meanders through the dense forests and towering mountains, creating an awe-inspiring scene that has to be witnessed to be fully appreciated.

Experience the Enchantment of Bald Mountain Loop

Your adventure continues around the Bald Mountain Loop, a magical place that blends scenic landscapes with a touch of mystery. The mountains rise majestically, providing a dramatic backdrop to the lush green valleys below. Keep your cameras ready, for the sights here are picture-perfect!

Step Back in Time in Copperhill and McCaysville

The final leg of your journey takes you to the historic mining towns of Copperhill, Tennessee, and McCaysville, Georgia. These charming towns have preserved their rich heritage, offering visitors a glimpse into the lives of miners and the history of the region.

Stroll through the quaint streets, explore local shops, and discover artifacts from a bygone era. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste the local cuisine and make sure to talk to some of the friendly locals who are always eager to share their stories and traditions.

  • Delano Trip
From $70

Copperhill Special

May 5, 2024 - November 23, 2024 EDT

Embark on the Copperhill Train Ride, an extensive 94-mile round trip journey traversing the lower Hiwassee River Gorge and the unique Hiwassee Loop, culminating in the paired cities of Copperhill, Tennessee, and McCaysville, Georgia. Enjoy a self-paced lunch during a 90-minute layover, making your day-long adventure a memorable one.

  • Delano Trip
From $48

Hiwassee Loop

May 3, 2024 - November 11, 2024 EDT

Embark on a remarkable 50-mile journey through the picturesque lower Hiwassee River gorge, culminating at the peak of the iconic Hiwassee Loop—a unique rail marvel found only in Farner, Tennessee, and just six locations across North America. Experience this 5-hour trip with no layovers, immersing in the history.