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Farms, Fields, & History

Farms, Fields, & History

Sweetwater, TN to Englewood, TN

This 19 mile stretch encompasses a lot of the local farms and history of Sweetwater and Englewood.

Sweetwater History
US Hwy. 411
Sweetwater, TN.
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Directions – From I-75 take Exit 60 at Sweetwater and ride along backroads to Athens, Englewood, and Madisonville. First, travel through Sweetwater and then continue on Hwy 68 South for about 5 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 307 and continue into Athens. There, you will pick up Hwy 30 East and then turn left onto Hwy 39 to Englewood. Options – From Englewood, you can either ride on Hwy 411 North to Madisonville & pick up Hwy 68 North back to Sweetwater. You can also follow Hwy 39 to Tellico Plains or Hwy 411 South to Etowah.

Scenery – From Sweetwater to Athens the ride is on a curvy rural backroad that passes a number of dairy farms & Century Farms before entering Athens and the Historic McMinn County Courthouse Square. Hwy 39 from Athens to Englewood is a pleasant ride on a two-lane road. Englewood is an historic textile mill village known for its museum and painted murals. If you choose the option to continue on to Tellico Plains on Hwy 39 you will enjoy tight curves through what the locals refer to as “The Knobs.” If you choose to travel north on Hwy 411 to Madisonville, you can take a side-trip into the downtown to see the Historic Monroe County Courthouse and have a meal. If you take the Etowah option, stop by the Historic L & N Depot Station & Museum.

What People Are Saying


Road trip

Linda, NC.

This was a very beautiful drive. It had a lot of overlooks and the trees were very beautiful. We also rode over to Joyce Kilmer Forest. This was a very nice hike and was amazing to see all the older trees. I would advise to take a bathroom break before the trip across the mountain.

Unbelievable beauty

dbauman, TN

Incredible drive through the Cherokee National Forest. Lots of hiking, waterfalls and mountain streams. Areas of the skyway are rather curvy, so beware. Some like to speed through this area either in road rally’s or on motorcycle. Have seen several severe accidents. A MUST visit for all the beauty!

Gorgeous views

Mike, AL.

We were surprised at how beautiful this route is. Sadly, our trip was cut short from annual undergrowth burning. We will definitely come back this way.

Awesome road and view


Nice smooth road that’s a lot of fun with beautiful sights. There’s plenty of pull offs for photos and small hikes and it makes a really nice scenic drive.


Bruce, MS.

We were in town to view the fall foliage. We hit it just right. This drive is magnificent. Several viewing sights along the way. Take advantage of all if possible.

See For Yourself

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Places to stay near here


The Tennessee Overhill region covers several areas that are full of wonderful places to stay. No matter where you end up, you can rest easy knowing days full of fun and adventure await!


Red Roof Inn

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