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Welcome to Glimpse

Got a car? A tank of gas? A few hours? Then you're closer than you think to a tiny enclave in the North Carolina mountains that's become a magnet for artists of all kinds. To a city that's synonymous with a world-famous name and taste. To big-brand discount stores nestled together in one easy-to-reach shopping spree.

To a gingerbread-like Bavarian village in the North Georgia mountains. These places - and dozens more - are what we call "one-tank trips," and they're the focus of Glimpse, the new publication from the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Glimpse covers Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina, highlighting towns, parks and attractions and giving snapshots of each. Glimpse is an easy guide to things to do that many Chattanooga residents don't even know about. But they will now with just a Glimpse.

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TENNESSEE

Crossville a crossroads of outdoor entertainment
Nature trails, museums and theaters all are great Crossville, Tenn., attractions, but in this town, one pastime dominates all others ...
Smokies national park is a world of ...
Historic log cabins nestle under towering 5,000-foot mountains.
Oak Ridge: America's best-kept secret
Oak Ridge was Tennessee's fifth-largest city during World War II, but it was also America's biggest secret.
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GEORGIA

Chickamauga: A town embracing its history
The name Chickamauga conjures up images of a bloody battle in the 1860s.
LaFayette offers Southern small-town charm
LaFayette, a Georgia city about a 45-minute drive south of Chattanooga, offers visitors Civil War history, Southern small-town charm and ...
Movies under the stars mark Trenton
Outdoor activities and movies under the stars are among good reasons to visit nearby Trenton, the county seat of Dade ...
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ALABAMA

Mentone a forested hideaway for artists, nature ...
Mentone, Ala., long known as a hideaway for celebrities and artists alike, is just a hop, skip and a jump ...
Band Alabama calls Fort Payne its home
Fort Payne, south of Chattanooga off Interstate 59, is known for its small-town appeal and rich history that dates back ...
Tiny Scottsboro has unclaimed baggage and more
Blink and you'll miss it. But stop in Scottsboro, the county seat of Jackson County, long enough and you've got ...
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NORTH CAROLINA

A cool Blue Ridge village
It's about 10 degrees cooler in Cashiers, N.C., than in towns only a few miles away, setting the stage for ...
Lake features miles of undeveloped shore
Close to 50 years ago, the islands in the Fontana Reservoir were mountain peaks.
Highlands, N.C., is an 'upscale mountain retreat'
Burrowed between the Nantahala National Forest and Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina, the small town of Highlands maintains ...
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