Digging Big: A Hands On Experience at Gray Fossil Site

There aren’t many places in the world where you’ll find an active pre-historic fossil site that actually allows visitors to dig for remains of animals dating back more than 4.9 million years. Northeast Tennessee is home to the Hands On! Discovery Center at the Gray Fossil Site, an active Pliocene-era fossil dig site, operated by […]

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Waterfall Hikes

With 288 miles of the Appalachian Trail, 230 miles of major rivers, and 47 square miles of water, finding the perfect secret waterfall in Northeast Tennessee can be an adventure any time of the year. Top 10 Waterfalls in Northeast Tennessee: https://northeasttennessee.org/10-mus… Remember to leave our trails with no trace, so adventures can last a […]

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Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tours

Farm Fresh Appalachia – a partnership between Appalachian Resource Conservation & Development and Appalachian Sustainable Development, and funded via a grant from the USDA – has announced the 2nd Annual Farm Fresh Appalachia Tours which will span two states and two seasons. The farm tours are slated for late spring in Northeast Tennessee and mid […]

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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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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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