The Best Winter Hikes in Northeast Tennessee

  Winter hiking can offer a completely different outdoor experience to a once-familiar setting. Hitting the trails during the winter months in Northeast Tennessee can mean no bugs, mild temperatures, fewer crowds and incredible, frosty views. Here are a few of our top hikes that will make you say goodbye to those winter blues and cabin […]

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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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An Ode to the Beautiful Nolichucky River

In the heart of the East Tennessee mountains, a ribbon of rushing water twists and turns its way through one of the wildest, steepest gorges in the eastern United States. The river is known far and wide for its bounty of fish, its tumbling rapids, and its isolation amid remote national forest land. It beckons […]

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Exchange Place Living History Farm: Fall Folk Arts Festival

Kingsport, TN – Exchange Place Living History Farm will welcome in the beautiful season of autumn when it hosts its annual Fall Folk Arts Festival.  Always eagerly anticipated, this celebration of pioneer arts and crafts and the harvest season will be held on Saturday, September 29, from 10 am until 5 pm, and Sunday, September […]

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19th Annual Sorghum Festival

The 19th annual Sorghum Festival will allow visitors to have the opportunity to observe sorghum cane being processed into molasses using a mule-powered mill on Saturday, September 15th at the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site in Johnson City from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The mules will be out turning the cast iron rollers squeezing out […]

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

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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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Meet the Mountains Festival: Aug. 24-25

The region’s inaugural Meet the Mountains Festival presented by Ballad Health will take over Founders Park on August 24 and 25. Organizers aim to showcase Northeast Tennessee’s natural assets and to encourage residents and visitors to live healthy and active lifestyles. “This festival will foster collaboration among various user groups that are passionate about the […]

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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion: An Outdoor Guide

Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia have teamed up with Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion to offer outdoor excursions to Festival attendees the week of Sept. 17 at a discounted rate. There’s more to the music that tells our story including hiking, biking, rafting, fishing and other activities to experience the place where country music was […]

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