King of the Wild Frontier

The history in Northeast Tennessee is rich with happenings, major events and perhaps most interesting influential people. The area known as the gateway to the west has hosted many pioneers during their journeys through new lands. Out of those, some decided to settle in Northeast Tennessee and make a home. This is where our story… Read more »

Moonshiner Mahala Mullins

Mahala Mullins wasn’t your average moonshiner. In fact, through the mid-1800s she was one of the most notorious sellers of illicit whiskey in Tennessee. It wasn’t that the government didn’t know about her. They did. It’s just that, whenever they came to arrest her, they couldn’t…quite…get…her…out of the house. That’s because she tipped the scales… Read more »

Jonesborough: The Town From A Storybook

Christmas had arrived in Tennessee’s Oldest Town and I was lucky enough to experience it on the coldest Saturday of the season thus far. Needing a little warm up, I opened the front door to the cozy Corner Cup, the most charming coffee shop in town. I perused the colorful menu and decided on a… Read more »

New Year’s Eve in Northeast Tennessee

What better way to say farewell to 2016 and hello to 2017 than in one of our festive downtowns? Here’s some of our favorite places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Northeast Tennessee. Kingsport New Year’s Eve Party It’s a New Year’s Eve Party 100 years in the making, as Kingsport celebrates 100 years in… Read more »

Cruise Through the Countryside: The Sunny Side Trail

The Sunny Side Trail, one of the 16 Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways, starts at the foot of the Smoky Mountains and heads northeast up through the Tennessee Valley. Following it on its course and stopping along its 179 listed stops will bring you on a tour through a scenic mountain landscape filled with eclectic… Read more »

Continue the Journey Along Sunny Side Trail

The Sunny Side Trail, one of the 16 Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways, starts at the foot of the Smoky Mountains and heads northeast up through the Tennessee Valley. Following it on its course and stopping along its 179 listed stops will bring you on a tour through a scenic mountain landscape filled with eclectic… Read more »

Top Events for Christmas

There’s nothing like Christmas in the South and we may be partial to Northeast Tennessee’s picture perfect downtowns and mountain landscapes. Looking for a list of holiday activities for the family?  Check out our top 12 ways to celebrate the season. Rogersville Hometown Christmas Parade With Santa’s annual visit, the Parade of Trees, Downtown merchants Open House and the… Read more »

Colonial Style Old Christmas Jan. 7 & 8

Christmas isn’t over yet! Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park is just getting started as guests will experience Old Christmas the way our colonial ancestors honored the holiday. In Colonial America, Christmas was celebrated as a twelve day holiday with many traditions and customs. Does The Twelve Days of Christmas sound familiar? The twelve days of… Read more »