Monday, August 15, 2016

Indian Boundary Recreation Area, Tennessee 8/3/16

Indian Boundary Lake (96 acres with a 3.6 mile lakeshore trail around the lake)
On the first day (8/3/16)  of my 'surprise' Birthday Trip this year,  George took me on the Cherohala Skyway between Tellico Plains,  Tennessee and Robbinsville,  North Carolina.  There is a road off of the Skyway which goes to the INDIAN BOUNDARY RECREATION AREA,  part of the Cherokee National Forest.

We had NEVER been there before--so decided to check it out on that day.  WOW---were we impressed!  We got there early in the morning  (no people around much) and the weather was nice... We drove and also walked around for awhile but did not stay too long.  However,  we were able to get some good pictures to share...

If you enjoy camping and/or picnicking and hiking,  along with beautiful mountain views; a beach for swimming;  biking; fishing;  boating--- and MORE, we highly recommend this area...  AND---we hope to go back in the Fall --just to see the beautiful Fall colors in those mountains.

Click HERE  for the website if you want more information.  Today I'll share some of the pictures we took at the Indian Boundary Recreation Area..  You can click on the pictures for enlargements.


George --with the clouds overtaking the mountaintops in the distance;  Don't you love the reflections?



The boaters had the lake to themselves on this early morning.



Another view looking across the lake



A view of the beach area (and the bridge/dam) across the lake


A close-up of the bridge/dam from across the lake;  We hiked down to that bridge/dam.



Now we are on the other side of the lake --where the beach is.



A view from the beach --looking back over to the other side of the lake (where we were before)



While on the beach,  George took a picture looking toward the fishing pier...



Another picture of the clouds hiding the tops of the nearby mountains;  I love puffy clouds like this!



Our hike to the bridge/dam (from the beach area)



One last picture before we headed on our way;  I was standing at the top of the hill looking down at the beach,  the lake,  the mountains,  and the clouds... What a beautiful sight!
I hope we can go back to this gorgeous place.. The elevation here is 1660 feet ---so it shouldn't be quite as HOT as the lower elevations are...  AND--there are tons of hardwoods and pines for shade....

Maybe it is because this place was NEW to us,  but it definitely was one of my very favorite places to visit on this trip...  Hope YOU can get there someday.

Hugs,

34 comments:

Fun60 said...

How exciting to visit somewhere new and what a place. That lake is gorgeous and ideal for walking.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Betsy, pretty images of the lake and sky's reflection. Beautiful shots of you and George. What a nice place to visit. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

What a pretty little lake. It looks so peaceful. Love the hills!

George said...

I'm glad we stopped here and discovered how pretty it is. I'm going to hold yu to that statement that we should go back to see the autumn colors!

Ruth Hiebert said...

That place is gorgeous.The trail looks like an easy hike,just my kind.I love those clouds in the blue sky,that always adds to the beauty of a scene.

Gail said...

What a wonderful surprise!

Lady Fi said...

Such a wonderful place and lovely photos.

Betsy said...

Such a pretty area and how nice of you to generously share your happiness with all of us. You are indeed a blessed woman Betsy.
BLessings,
Betsy

Lowcarb team member said...

That does look a wonderful place, your photo's are delightful to look at.

All the best Jan

David said...

Betsy, Beautiful area! I guess we've driven right by this spot as we've driven the Cherohala Skyway several times. Now we'll have to make it a point to check it out... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Ginny Hartzler said...

The reflections are beautiful, and so are the clouds. But my favorite is your beautiful header! Biltmore house no doubt. Are the Honeycrisps as expensive there as they are here? I think of you when I see them.

Deb said...

Looks like a beautiful place to spend the day! You and George have a great week!

Ann said...

what a beautiful place. I enjoyed the tour.

Connie said...

It's so pretty, Betsy, and you got lovely shots of all the views!

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! That is one gorgeous place. Great photos also.
Now, I'm going to follow the link...

Small Kucing said...

everything looks so calm and serene over there :)

diane b said...

You sure discovered a beautiful place. I would love to walk around that lake.

Ms. A said...

What a beautiful location!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful area, Betsy. Isn't it fun to explore new places. glad you took the side road.
New pics on my blog too.
MB

Big Dude said...

Glad you stopped as it has long been a favorite of mine although I only camped there once. When we first moved to TN, we went down there with a group of about a dozen on a fall morning, arriving about sunup then fixed a big open air breakfast. Hard to beat the aroma of sausage & bacon cooking in the cool morning air while standing around a fire.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Cherohala Skyway is a awesome place to visit in the fall. Your photos are awesome and what a great trip. I enjoyed all your lovely photos.

Susie Swanson said...

Beautiful place to visit. I've been there but it's been quite a while. I love all of your beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing with us. xo

Denise inVA said...

Pretty shots of this gorgeous area Betsy, and I always enjoy seeing photos of you and George. Have a great week :)

Marcia said...

That was such a lovely spot. How nice to go there for your birthday!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You all always find neat new places to visit.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

What a pretty place. You and George sure do get to see some fantastic places. Thanks so much for sharing them all.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What amazing pictures...wow...and I love the reflections in the waters :)

Lady Fi said...

Such a lovely area and gorgeous shots of the lake.

Denise inVA said...

I would love to visit this area, it looks so beautiful! Thanks for taking us along Betsy, I'm loving your photographs.

Jeevan said...

The lake looks very beautiful and the cloud smooching mountains and trees refection enhances a lot! The entire area looks pristine and clean to come around... the hiking trail is much inviting and I love the greenish banks of the lake and mountainside.

Glad your enjoyed the trip that make u feel revisiting :)

Jeevan said...

The lake looks very beautiful and the cloud smooching mountains and trees refection enhances a lot! The entire area looks pristine and clean to come around... the hiking trail is much inviting and I love the greenish banks of the lake and mountainside.

Glad your enjoyed the trip that make u feel revisiting :)

BeachGypsy said...

What a gorgeous place! Y'all got some great photos! Love those pretty mountains. And the reflections in the water

Small Kucing said...

The lake is so calm and beautiful. A great place to rest and walk around

Kirigalpoththa said...

Great landscapes!