Spanning over 700,000 acres, the Cherokee National Forest is the place you go to get away. It is renowned as one of the most diverse areas in the world due to the large variety of plant and animal species. (There are roughly 2,000 different species.) So this Memorial Day weekend, why not do something a little different to mark the start of summer and head for Cherokee in Tennessee! There are so many things to see and do here that you will be spoiled for choice. Whatever you do, make sure and visit the big attractions such as Roan Mountain, Max Patch, Watauga Lake, Tellico River, Unaka Mountain, and Ocoee River. Spend your days exploring and adventuring, and come sundown, return to one of the gorgeous Memorial Day cabins near Cherokee National Forest and find out what it truly feels like to relax.