This drive will take you about an hour, if you do not stop to get out and look around, however, where is the fun in that?  There are small and long hikes around the area for you to truly enjoy nature's beauty around you, and Unake Mountain has some of the best hiking. 
If you find you are strapped for time, this drive will still knock your socks off since it is one of the most scenic drives in the area
For more information on Unaka Mountain and other activities, check out the Cherokee National Forest Service.
The Town of Unicoi and the surrounding areas are rich with natural beauty.  There are many trails, waterfalls, trees, plants, and animals to experience.   For more detailed information regarding the different trails and maps, visit the Cherokee National Forest Service. 
Additional information on hiking in the area, visit Appalachian Treks.   
The local streams and rivers are great for fishing enthusiast.  Trout, small mouth bass, muskellunge, pan fish and more can be found in the local streams and rivers.  Remember you will need a fishing permit, which can be purchased at Wal-mart and other locations. 
For up-to-date information and requirements, visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency.
Unicoi has a regional ATV trail on Buffalo Mountain.  A day permit can be obtained by putting $5 into the box or stopping by the Watauga or Nolichucky/Unaka Ranger Districts. 
For more information, visit the Cherokee National Forest Service
Camping is a wondeful way to spend time with the family. Tennessee has some of the most beautiful scenery where family vacations become a wonderful memory.
Camping Facilities
Woodsmoke Campground

Sciota Woods
352 Sciota Road, Unicoi, TN 37692 

Telephone: (423) 743-1033

Double D Roost-Open Year Round
Telephone: (423) 735-7275

Nolichucky Gorge Campground
1 Jones Branch Road, Erwin, TN  37650 
Telephone: (423) 743-8876
Email: nolichuckygeorgecampground@gmail.org

North Indian Creek Campground
110 Campground Road, Unicoi, TN 37692 
Telephone: (423) 743-4502

Rock Creek Recreation Site — U.S. Forest Service
Mailing Adderss: P.O. Box 400, Unicoi, TN 37692
Telephone: (423) 735-1500

Appalachian Christian Camp
512 Cross Circle, Unicoi, TN 37692 
Telephone: (423) 743-3910
Email: info@campaac.com