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 »
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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 »
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 »
The year was 1861 and a great nation began its divide. Each state voted to either stay in the union or secede from the once United States. Much like the rest of the country, Tennessee was also in a division. Being the largest state, territorially, in the union, it wasn’t easy for every Tennessean to… Read more »
The Town of Jonesborough is set to host the Made Around Here Market, on Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days. The annual show has been highlighting local crafters and makers from “around here” for 35 years. Hundreds of beautifully handcrafted gifts and Christmas decor will be on… Read more »
This year may be drawing to a close, but we aren’t going to let it pass without one more festive weekend at Fort Watauga, including events for all ages during the two day heritage festival. A Walk in Their Boots: A Military Timeline Saturday, November 5 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday,… Read more »
We’ve narrowed down all the Halloween activities in the region to some of our favorites including haunted houses, scarecrow and pumpkin exhibits, spooky stories, Halloween bashes, a corn maze, ziplines, marathons and of course….trick or treating. We found so much to do, that you’ll need November 1st to recuperate! Here is our list, in order… Read more »
The first chill of the autumn air had just hit me, and it was perfect weather for a jog outside under the changing leaves. I figured it was time for a change of scenery, and decided to take in the fall colors along the Tweetsie Trail. After that, I went for a burger from Mid… Read more »
Within the past twenty or so years Americans discovered just how much we love beer, and not just any beer but craft beer. A craving has really been developed for local, unique brews all across the states. With ingredients not commonly found in beer such as cocoa, cinnamon, fruit, vegetables, and many other flavorful spices… Read more »
The trees are green, the flowers are in bloom and there is a warm breeze in the air. Summer has arrived and with it, family vacations! The beautiful mountains of Northeast Tennessee are dotted with vacation spots and loaded with outdoor activities. One of the most traveled and most famous places for summer vacations is… Read more »
Multiple engineering and technological firms are combining forces to create a piece of history right here in Northeast Tennessee. The Bristol Motor Speedway, The Last Great Colosseum, is revolutionizing its look with the addition of the world’s largest outdoor, permanent, center-hung video display. This state-of-the-art digital display will be the most modernized of its kind… Read more »
Located on the beautiful and serene Clinch River in rural Hancock County, Kyles Ford boasts diverse wildlife and recreation opportunities, scenic vistas and an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. River Place on the Clinch enables guests and visitors to experience this peaceful area by offering cabin rentals, canoe rentals, a retreat… Read more »