HUNTSVILLE — With the state’s blessing, Scott County and the Town of Huntsville have officially entered the adventure tourism foray.

With Scott County having already branded itself the “Adventure Tourism Capital of Tennessee,” the promotion of adventure tourism — which includes everything from whitewater rafting and hiking to zip-lining and fishing — was bound to happen anyway. But with the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development’s stamp of approval on proposed adventure tourism “zones” developed by the town and the county, tax breaks and the relaxation of certain rules can now be used to assist that promotion.

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