Introducing Doe Mountain Recreation Area: An 8,000-Acre Outdoor Playground

Doe Mountain ATV

Sprawled among the low peaks near Mountain City, Tennessee, the Doe Mountain Recreation Area (DMRA) is a wooded wonderland of trails, wildlife, and Appalachian scenery. Its 8,600 forested acres include more than 60 miles of multi-use trails, which are especially popular among ATV, UTV, and other Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) users. But, the area is also […]

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Mastered in Northeast Tennessee: 17 Products You Didn’t Know We Made

Northeast Tennessee is known for its music, history, racing, culture, outdoor meccas and even for its hospitality, but what about the products you see and use every day? From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep, you’re probably using products made in Northeast Tennessee. Take a look at just a […]

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What You Must See Inside the Museum of Ancient Brick

What do Nebuchadnezzar, the Roman Colosseum, Great Wall of China, and the Mayflower have in common?  Only a handful of these museums exist, and one is in the Appalachian Highlands of Northeast Tennessee. There is a museum in Johnson City dedicated to one of the oldest forms of building structures made from natural elements of […]

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Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tours

Appalachian Sustainable Development’s Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tour will hold the 2nd annual farm tour on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (exact times vary per farm), rain or shine. Tickets are $20 per vehicle and can be purchased here. Thirteen unique farm operations are participating in Russell, Scott, Tazewell, Washington […]

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47th Annual National Storytelling Festival

Tickets are on sale now for the nation’s premier storytelling event, the National Storytelling Festival, held October 4-6. In the age of fast-moving technology, it seems unlikely that thousands of audience members could spend an entire weekend spellbound by storytellers, but that’s exactly what happens in Tennessee’s oldest town during the first full weekend of […]

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19th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Music Festival

Bristol Sessions Super Raffle & More in September State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia will be filled with music as 40,000-plus visitors from all over the world converge on the site of the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions for the 19th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival – the award-winning event that honors those legendary recordings […]

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The Perfect Date Night in Historic Abingdon

If you’re looking for a fun, romantic and unique area for a date night, Abingdon, Va. may the place for you. This artsy small town is just a short drive from Northeast Tennessee — making it a perfect spot for locals and visitors alike. It’s full of hidden gems and history, and the cozy vibe […]

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Northeast Tennessee on Amazon Prime Video

The true beauty and natural landmarks of Northeast Tennessee are now featured to a worldwide audience of billions on Amazon Prime Video through Air, Water, Or Land, an outdoor adventure travel show. The season 1 episode 3 portion includes a variety of Northeast Tennessee’s outdoor adventures with familiar faces serving as local guides. The show’s […]

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Hometown Race Week Parties

As race fans descend upon East Tennessee for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race in August, Kingsport, Johnson City and Bristol in partnership with Food City are teaming up again with Bristol Motor Speedway to launch America’s Night Race week with the official Race Week Parties. Kingsport will kick off the trifecta of parties on Monday, Aug. 12, before Johnson City grabs the […]

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The 8 Best Dog-Friendly Parks and Trails in Northeast Tennessee

For dog-owners, planning a vacation—even a quick weekend getaway—requires making the additional preparations of arranging care for pets. And, if you aren’t blessed with an animal-loving neighbor or a nearby relative, that often means dealing with the expense and hassle of a kennel service. For a vacation in Northeast Tennessee, though, you can cancel the […]

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