Welcome to Summer: Floating Watauga River

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Flowing cold and clear out of one of Tennessee’s most scenic lakes, this lively mountain float winds through the backwoods surrounded by picturesque farmland in a backdrop dominated by Holston Mountain. Managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority, Watauga River can […]

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The Enchantment of Margarette Falls

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. No matter how you spell it—Margarette, Marguerite, Margaret—this hike takes you deep into a mountain gorge with towering rock formations, ending at a scenic waterfall that is perfect for a half day trek. Situated near the Greeneville portion of the […]

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Rocky Fork: Carving Through the Appalachians

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Close to the Appalachian Trail lies one of Tennessee’s newer state parks. Overlooking both Tennessee and North Carolina in the Cherokee National Forest, this magical land has a history just as dominant as the views, hikes, and the people that […]

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Wild Journey: Rafting the Nolichucky River 

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Just above Erwin, the Nolichucky River finishes its wild journey through a deep gorge, after cutting through the main Appalachian mountain chain dividing North Carolina and Tennessee. The gorge is breathtaking, a place where the river slashes through rock, skimming […]

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50th Anniversary of Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium is celebrating 50 years of family fun and adventure in 2021, and you’re invited to a party that will last all year long. On May 24, 1971, Bays Mountain Park opened the doors to the Nature Center, and has welcomed generations of Kingsport families into the park ever since. With […]

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The Hollywood Hillbilly in Rogersville

  This full service restaurant and bar bring a unique culture to the town of Rogersville. They focus on serving fresh food that is familiar yet different, along with hosting an eclectic mix of musicians performing most weekends in their one-of-a-kind downtown space. Dean Fowler, owner of The Hollywood Hillbilly in Rogersville, Tennessee, says the […]

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Candles of Northeast Tennessee

Missing home or have a special memory of Northeast Tennessee? We’ve crafted locally inspired candles of your favorite adventures including Nolichucky River Rush, Roan Mountain Rhododendron, and Lost State of Franklin. Candles area available at limited quantity for $20 with local curbside pickup and shipping available. Our 18 oz. three wick soy candles will burn […]

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Steele Creek Park: Bristol’s Nature Getaway

This nature preserve covers a whopping 2,200+ acres complete with a scenic collection of mountain streams and 24 miles of hiking trails. But, that’s not even the best part! This city owned park has a 52-acre lake where folks can rent paddleboats, go kayaking, paddleboarding, and even fish. But, perhaps among the most popular activities […]

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