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in Loudon County throughout the year. Visit our calendar at www.visitloudoncounty.com. Area Trails Antique Lane — Highway 11 from Lenoir City through Loudon and on to neighboring Sweetwater is a scenic country road dotted with antique shops. Appalachian Quilt Trail — Five quilt “pieces” are displayed on buildings in Loudon County. More than 200 quilt squares are located through 19 East Tennessee counties, connecting to a series of loops and trails. www.vacationaqt.com Civil War Trail — Loudon County has six markers along this trail which includes nearly 800 sites in Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. www.civilwartrails.org East Lakeshore Trail — This trail provides a recreational and educational hiking trail along a portion of the east shoreline of Tellico Lake. The trail has been recognized by the Department of the Interior as a National Recreation Trail. This trail is not federally-funded and is therefore open at all times. The trail system was built and is maintained by an all- volunteer organization, WATeR – Watershed Association of the Tellico Reservoir, in cooperation with TVA. The over 30-mile 10 long trail consists of nine segments available for public use. Access to the trail is provided at five trailheads with vehicle parking for 15 to 20 vehicles in addition to three boat landings with easy access to the trail for boaters. www.tellicowater.org Dams, Lakes & Public Launch Areas Fort Loudoun Lake, on the Tennessee River, is the upper- most in the chain of nine TVA reservoirs that form a continu- ous navigable channel to Paducah, KY, 652 miles away. Ft. Loudoun has 379 miles of shoreline and 14,600 acres of water surface. The lake is a popular destination for fishing, boating and bird watching. Tellico Lake stretches 33 miles along the Little Tennessee River into the mountains of east Tennessee. The lake has 357 miles of shoreline and 15,560 acres of water surface. The lake is popular for boating and offers excellent trout and bass fish- ing. Melton Hill Lake is on the Clinch River. It extends almost 57 miles upstream from the Melton Hill Dam to Norris Dam. Melton Hill has nearly 193 miles of shoreline and 5,470 acres of water surface. The area around the lake is popular for camp- ing, walking, jogging and bike racing. Loudon County Chamber of Commerce Living Guide 2020 n www.loudoncountychamber.com