The Forks of the River Blueway Quilt Trail winds boldly along the southern edge of this area. At Paint Creek, fishing, wading and picnicking are popular activities. Other water-based opportunities include driving along scenic Brush Creek or warm-water fishing in Allen Branch or Paint Creek ponds. The area's wooded mountainsides and creek gorges are linked by an extensive road and trail system. The nearest towns are Greeneville, TN, Newport, TN and Hot Springs, NC. The main routes into this vicinity are TN 70 and TN 107.