From Johnson City to Elizabethton, take Hwy 19E south to Roan Mt. State Park.
Each year around the 3rd week in June, the whole mountain blooms in rhododendrum. This mountain is covered with natural growing rhododendrum and azaleas. The best time to visit is early in the morning while the fog is still hanging around, or on rainy days.
Yellow flame azalea blooming on top of Roan Mountain.