Blue Ridge Country Ranks Northeast Tennessee Top in Mountain Blue Reader Poll

Four Northeast Tennessee waterways were recently named among the best in “Where to go for H2O” by readers of Blue Ridge Country magazine. The poll had more than 6,500 votes, and nominees covered Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Georgia. The magazine featured winners in the July/August issue, which was built […]

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Chasing Waterfalls around Northeast Tenn: Brace Yourself, it’s WATERFALL SEASON

  With cabin fever settling in, now is the time to plan out your future adventures in and around Northeast Tennessee. Grab a pen and notebook to jot down these 10 heavenly waterfalls that we like to brag about from our backyard. Laurel Falls Nearest Town: Hampton, TN Laurel Falls has grown to be a […]

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A Brief and Colorful History of Watauga Lake (Plus the Top 10 Things to Do During Your Visit)

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Cradled among the rugged Appalachians and reachable only by winding mountain roads, Watauga Lake is a true paradise for anyone seeking quality time in the outdoors. This remote lake lies in two of Northeast Tennessee’s most rural counties—Johnson and Carter—making it a place where outdoor enthusiasts can escape city life and enjoy a host of […]

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Northeast Tennessee’s 8 Best Water Adventures for Spring and Summer

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As the temps heat up so too does the desire to get outside and bask in warm sun or find a refreshing place to cool down from its relentless rays. Whether your mode for chilling out involves trekking to waterfalls in search of a swimming hole or careening down a whitewater river through rapids, the […]

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Horses, Hiking, and Homecookin’: Feel Like a Local at This Tennessee Ranch

  Have you ever wanted to spend a few days on a farm, ride a horse through the Cherokee National Forest, or sleep in a tiny home tucked along the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains?  There’s a ranch in Northeast Tennessee that makes you feel like a local the minute you put your boots […]

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Enjoy a Jam-Packed 48 Hours in Northeast Tennessee

Head to Northeast Tennessee to be transported to a time where saber-toothed cats roamed the region; pioneers made their pilgrimage; and a different sort of “Big Bang” happened in Bristol, affecting not only the city but the entire nation. Go caving, hiking, hear stories from world-class storytellers and so much more. […]

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Go. All. Out. In Johnson City

Pair your outdoor adventures with lively music venues, art, history, unique dining, relaxed taprooms, or local shopping—the choice is yours. It’s easy to strike the perfect balance in Johnson City. No matter what piques your interest, you can enjoy it all against the backdrop of the stunning Appalachian Mountains. […]

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