Erwin is situated about 85 miles (137 kilometers) away from Knoxville and 110 miles (177 kilometers) from Charlotte.
Of course, visiting just one place, no matter how popular, will only ever furnish you with a limited view into the wider textures and qualities of a region. So be sure to set aside enough time to savour Eastern Tennessee's other sights and attractions. Roughly 12 miles (19 kilometers) away you'll find Johnson City. Set aside a day here to enjoy the East Tennessee State University and Johnson City Mall.
Around 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the north of Erwin is Bristol, a regional city where you'll find Bristol Caverns, Paramount Center for the Arts and Whitetop Creek Park. Bristol Motor Speedway and Bristol Dragway are just a sample of the many other visitor attractions on offer here.
To really understand a region, it's often helpful to understand the past. Eastern Tennessee's fascinating historic mansions are a marvellous place to start.
Have some fun in Eastern Tennessee's waterways with a spot of boating or rafting.
When it's finally time to bid goodbye to Erwin, head to the nearest major airport situated in Tri-Cities, 25 miles (40 kilometers) away.