Summer is here and Warriors Path State Park is hosting a variety of activities dedicated to the colorful and warm summer season in the great outdoors. Partake in sessions dedicated to packing for the trail, creating art from nature, up close with native animals, night hikes and wake up walks, star gazing, Cherokee games, campfire tales… Read more »
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If there’s one characteristic that sums up Northeast Tennessee, it’s the blue rolling hills that appear as if they are welcoming you to the region. The drive into Greeneville, Tennessee is one of those that you won’t soon forget with hilltop after hilltop passing you by as you peer out the window in wonder of… Read more »
Northeast Tennessee has some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the country, but what you may not know about is the abundance of waterfalls throughout the region. We’ve put together some of our favorite videos of area waterfalls as a guide for your next outdoor adventure. Backbone Falls On Highway 133 in Johnson County,… Read more »
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when you have to overcome a fear. Whether it be heights, going way too fast, or trying new food, you can do all of these things in Northeast Tennessee. My husband and I went on a little adventure in Elizabethton where I had to conquer some serious fears,… Read more »
With the construction on Tannery Knobs Mountain Bike Park in downtown Johnson City, Northeast Tennessee is quickly becoming a destination for bike riders of all ages with trails for beginner to advanced through the mountain terrain and designated roads throughout the countryside. Once Tannery Knobs Mountain Bike Park is completed, additional opportunities will arise for outdoor… Read more »
On May 20 beginning at 11 a.m., browse locally made Cherokee crafts including authentic stone knoves, tomahawks, jewelry, pottery and hand carved treasures along the grounds of Amis Mill. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn about the region’s history inside the Amis Mill Visitors Center, lounge by the flowing creek and sneak a… Read more »
Jonesborough’s Dulcimer Week celebrates the role of the Appalachian mountain dulcimer in American life with nine days of concerts, workshops and “Hands on Jonesborough” opportunities in pottery, drawing and painting. Jonesborough’s Dulcimer Week takes place May 13 through the 21st. Kicking off the week is Ivy Rowe, which shares the story of the life of… Read more »
Have you ever wanted to howl with wolves, or cozy up at a quaint downtown café before you chase your taste buds with locally made moonshine? We did all of that in one day, in the vibrant city of Kingsport, tucked beneath the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Joined by my husband, son and daughter-in-law, we… Read more »
Whether you are digging in your own garden, hiking the Appalachian Trail, or rafting the Nolichucky River, this nature inspired festival has something for you. OverMountain Trout Unlimited and Project Healing Waters will be sponsoring several interactive demos and special events throughout the day, as well as a special showing of the International Fly Fishing… Read more »
The Roan Mountain community invites all Appalachian Trail enthusiasts to the Roan Mountain Trail Festival on Saturday, May 6. Roan Mountain Appalachian Trail Community Ambassador Jim Chambers believes the event will showcase many positive aspects of the community. “This is a celebration of several community events in Roan Mountain,” Chambers said. “It’s to celebrate Roan… Read more »
Tractor enthusiasts from across the South will make a trip to Northeast Tennessee for the 24th Annual Appalachian Antique Farm Show April 27-30 at the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray, Tenn, hosted by the Tri-State Antique Power Association. In an event that has grown to showcase hundreds of rare and popular tractors over the years, a familiar returning… Read more »
The 25th running of the Food City 500 has been rescheduled to Mon., April 24 at 1 p.m. due to weather. Gates will open at 11 a.m. Welcome NASCAR Fans to Northeast Tennessee, home of the Last Great Colosseum. Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway starts with Bush’s Beans Pole Day Friday, followed by the Fitzgerald Glider… Read more »