Mountain Wildflowers and Where To Find Them

  Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. From the banks of the Nolichucky River to the top of Roan Mountain, wildflowers paint colors across Northeast Tennessee. As warmer days take over winter’s cold snap, hikers will find an array of blooms throughout the Cherokee National Forest. […]

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Meet a Farmer: Dana York

  Dana York’s family farm has been around longer than Tennessee has been a state. Since 1778, now in its 10th generation as Grand Oak Farm, Dana continues with tradition while providing space for new farmers with hopes of restoring Northeast Tennessee’s longstanding reputation with local agriculture. Dana grew up moving around the country with […]

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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 […]

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Biking Along South Holston in Bristol

The South Holston Dam area of Bristol has four new mountain biking trails thanks to the Tennessee Valley Authority. The trail system includes six miles of terrain that even the newest level of rider can comfortably handle. The trails are multi-use but bike-optimized, offering an easy ride with some optional features for more advanced mountain […]

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What to Do in Winter in Northeast Tennessee

Let’s face it, looking forward to your summer vacation while it’s still the middle of winter feels a lot like looking for the finish line in a marathon. You know you’ll get there sooner or later, but at the moment it seems impossibly far away. Luckily, Northeast Tennessee has a huge variety of attractions that […]

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Fly Fishing for Rainbows on the SOHO

From misty mountain creeks to pristine tailwaters like the South Holston River, Northeast Tennessee boasts some of the most sought after trout fishing in the country! Whether you are thinking about getting into fly fishing yourself or looking for something fun to do with a family member, learning to fly fish on the SOHO is […]

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Fall Views Worth Peeping

It’s that time of year, you know the one. When the mornings get a little chilly, and you catch yourself wearing boots instead of slip ons. When a warm cup of coffee sounds more wholesome than an iced latte, and you find yourself crunching leaves and seeing colors start to shimmer in the treetops. It’s […]

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