From the Smoky Mountains to the far corners of the Cherokee National Forest, Northeast Tennessee is home to fantastic trails that wind through lush mountains and gorgeous countryside. But, when you step off the trails you’ll discover even more treasures. Tucked away in the folds of the landscape are many “trail towns” that offer explorers a chance to grab a hearty meal, relax, and restore their supplies. To help you plan your next trek through Northeast Tennessee, we’ve highlighted 11 of our favorite trail towns.

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 »

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Anticipation continues to grow as we move closer to Bristol’s first NASCAR race week of 2018, anchored by the Food City 500 (Sunday, April 15). The excitement builds for several reasons, but it all comes down to the unique “Bristol Experience” our guests encounter while visiting the foothills of Northeast Tennessee. It’s a time to a break… Read more »

Register today for one of the free, ranger-led hikes at all 56 state parks to celebrate the coming of spring on March 24. Our annual Spring Hike is a great opportunity to shed the winter blahs, make new friends and explore Tennessee State Parks’ natural side. Whether you are looking for a short nature trail… Read more »