5 Must-Do Appalachian Trail Sections in Northeast Tennessee

The Appalachian Trail is known for many things: its impressive length (2,200 miles), growing popularity (thousands of people attempt to thru-hike it each year), and, of course, unrivaled beauty. In Northeast Tennessee, you’ll find some of the most stunning scenery the AT has to offer. With grassy round balds, rugged outcroppings, and wild rushing rivers, […]

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7 Places You Must Visit in Cumberland Gap

The historic town of Cumberland Gap is nestled at the foot of the Cumberland Mountains and known by many as the “Gateway to the West.” Rich with history and natural beauty, Cumberland Gap makes for the perfect outdoor getaway. Located within the downtown area, you will find an array of little shops, restaurants, and even […]

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Mountains, Music and History: The Sunny Side of Tennessee

Take a trip to the Sunny Side of Tennessee beginning with one of the oldest mountain ranges known to man leading to the hidden treasures of Appalachia. The Sunny Side Trail traces country music’s roots from the backwoods to Main Street, with local eats and tales along the way. The Sunny Side Trail starts in the […]

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Axe Throwing Paired with Beer in Johnson City

If you’re looking for an entertaining night out with family and friends, look no further because JRH Brewing has you covered. Located just a stone’s throw away from the main strip of downtown Johnson City, JRH has quickly grown to be one of the top breweries in Northeast Tennessee. Since opening their doors in 2016, […]

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Off the Beaten Path in Northeast Tennessee: An Insider’s Guide

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A quick Google search for “things to do in Northeast Tennessee” will turn up dozens of the area’s most popular attractions. But if you wander off the beaten path, you’ll find some fantastic, lesser-known destinations, including trails, backroads, restaurants, and entertainment spots. The trick is just knowing where to go, so we’ve put together an […]

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The 10 Best Family Adventures in Northeast Tennessee

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When you’re planning a family adventure, the real challenge is finding a destination that offers a variety of activities. With lush mountains, rushing rivers, serene lakes, and delightful small towns, Northeast Tennessee is one of those places that has something for everyone in your family, from children to teens to adults. As you’re ziplining through […]

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How to Experience the Rich Heritage of Northeast Tennessee

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In June of 1796, two decades after the Declaration of Independence was signed, Tennessee was formally recognized as the nation’s 16th state. And while the official state heritage that followed is fascinating, there is also a wealth of history that predates Tennessee’s admittance into the Union. Leading up to Tennessee’s official creation in the last […]

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The Forgotten Fire Towers of Northeast Tennessee: What to Know, Where to Go

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Today, a fire tower is something rare, special, and even a bit mysterious. But just a few decades ago, as many as 5,000 manned fire towers were sprinkled throughout the forests and mountains of the United States. After devastating wildfires laid waste to 3 million acres in Idaho and Montana in 1910, the newly formed […]

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7 Reasons Everyone Who Loves the Outdoors Should Visit Northeast Tennessee

What do you look for when planning an outdoorsy getaway? Is it an area with an abundance of diverse hiking trails? A place with dozens of beautiful waterfalls? Or, what about somewhere with that certain special mountain charm? Whatever it is that you crave, Northeast Tennessee will check all the boxes when it comes to […]

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