Escaping the Summer Heat at Rock Creek

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Just outside of Erwin, lies terrain prime for hiking, camping, and maybe even a dip into the cool mountain streams. Located inside the Cherokee National Forest, Rock Creek Recreation Area makes the perfect mountain destination. Craving cooler temperatures? The cove […]

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The Enchantment of Margarette Falls

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. No matter how you spell it—Margarette, Marguerite, Margaret—this hike takes you deep into a mountain gorge with towering rock formations, ending at a scenic waterfall that is perfect for a half day trek. Situated near the Greeneville portion of the […]

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Rocky Fork: Carving Through the Appalachians

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Close to the Appalachian Trail lies one of Tennessee’s newer state parks. Overlooking both Tennessee and North Carolina in the Cherokee National Forest, this magical land has a history just as dominant as the views, hikes, and the people that […]

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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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