Two-Day Stay & Play in Rogersville

Rogersville, Tennessee, is rich with history, things to do, and a growing locally owned restaurant scene.  We’ve put together a two day trip to this timeless town full of fun for any history buff with a side of foodie inspiration. Day 1 Check in at Hale Springs Inn Downtown Rogersville’s Historic District is listed on […]

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Wild Journey: Rafting the Nolichucky River 

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Just above Erwin, the Nolichucky River finishes its wild journey through a deep gorge, after cutting through the main Appalachian mountain chain dividing North Carolina and Tennessee. The gorge is breathtaking, a place where the river slashes through rock, skimming […]

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50th Anniversary of Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium is celebrating 50 years of family fun and adventure in 2021, and you’re invited to a party that will last all year long. On May 24, 1971, Bays Mountain Park opened the doors to the Nature Center, and has welcomed generations of Kingsport families into the park ever since. With […]

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The Hollywood Hillbilly in Rogersville

  This full service restaurant and bar bring a unique culture to the town of Rogersville. They focus on serving fresh food that is familiar yet different, along with hosting an eclectic mix of musicians performing most weekends in their one-of-a-kind downtown space. Dean Fowler, owner of The Hollywood Hillbilly in Rogersville, Tennessee, says the […]

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Steele Creek Park: Bristol’s Nature Getaway

This nature preserve covers a whopping 2,200+ acres complete with a scenic collection of mountain streams and 24 miles of hiking trails. But, that’s not even the best part! This city owned park has a 52-acre lake where folks can rent paddleboats, go kayaking, paddleboarding, and even fish. But, perhaps among the most popular activities […]

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Looking Forward to Fall with The ETSU Martin Center

While much of the country has had to pause operations at some point in 2020, construction on the James C. and Mary B. Martin Center for the Arts on State of Franklin Road was able to continue with only a few COVID-19-related delays. On top of that, the 93,000-square-foot Martin Center for the Arts was […]

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What to Do in Winter in Northeast Tennessee

Let’s face it, looking forward to your summer vacation while it’s still the middle of winter feels a lot like looking for the finish line in a marathon. You know you’ll get there sooner or later, but at the moment it seems impossibly far away. Luckily, Northeast Tennessee has a huge variety of attractions that […]

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