The Ocoee Scenic Byway/Highway 64 runs along the bottom of mountains surrounding Lake Ocoee, winding between rock bluffs and the spectacular Ocoee River gorge, past the Ocoee Whitewater Center, home to the 1996 Olympic Canoe and Kayak Slalom competitions, and into the historic copper mining towns of Ducktown and Copperhill.
Ducktown is in the Tennessee Overhill area of Tennessee. The term was used to distinguish the upper Cherokee land west of the Blue Ridge Mountains (or "over the hill") from the middle and lower lands to the east and south. It is also known for the four rivers that flow through: Ocoee, Hiwassee, Tellico and Little Tennessee.
Ducktown's landscape and local architecture remind us of the town 's heritage, including copper mining worker houses and many neighborhoods listed on the National Historic Register.
Sightsee Ducktown and the surrounding area. Browse other points of interest on the Tanasi Trail, one of the 16 regional trails in Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways, your pass to the backroads that will help you discover what lies off the beaten path in Tennessee.
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