|Hartford is nestled in the shadows of the majestic mountains and is full of hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. Hartford is considered a gateway to Tennessee and lies in the Cherokee National Forest off of I-40 approximately 30 miles east of Gatlinburg. Three other natural and breathtaking forests are located near Harford, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Martha Sundquist Forest, and The Appalachian Trail. Three recreational rivers, the Nolichucky, the Pigeon and the French Broad are minutes away. Whether it's the thrill of a whitewater rafting ride, a quiet walk in the woods, or a horseback ride through mountain trails, Hartford has it all.