The Skies are Calling….Will You answer?

Adventure awaits in Northeast Tennessee’s mountain paradise. Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) is the leading air transportation provider for Northeast Tennessee and features wide-ranging services for scores of diverse travelers. Through partnerships with Allegiant, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, TRI offers non-stop service to Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; Orlando, FL; and St. Petersburg, FL. […]

Read More…

A Weekend in Carter County

Whether you are visiting from out of town, or a local resident looking for something fun to do this weekend, Carter County has plenty to offer for all ages. Carter County is well-known for its beautiful scenery, food, friendly people, and historic sites. Some of Tennessee’s most popular waterfalls and hiking trails are right here […]

Read More…

Jonesborough Days Returns July 4th Weekend

Tennessee’s Oldest Town is excited to host the 2021 Jonesborough Days Festival on July 3 and July 4. This event includes family activities, live music, handmade local crafts, a patriotic parade, fireworks and storytelling. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. The festival hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 3 and […]

Read More…

Soak in the Views from Vandeventer

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. From the mountain lined water of Watauga Lake, you’ll find a ridge rising from the north just along the Appalachian Trail. Make the hike to Vandeventer, and you’ll be greeted with ribbons upon ribbons of smoky blue mountains as far […]

Read More…

Discover the Falls of Upper Laurel Fork

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. The waterfalls of upper Laurel Fork are a lesser-visited area of Northeast Tennessee.  Hikers travel a wild valley, lined with multiple streams, mini water falls, and ending at one of our favorites. Tip: Wear close-toed shoes you don’t mind […]

Read More…

Leaders for a Litter-Free Tennessee: Kayla Carter

During these times, outdoor recreation has seen an influx of folks who aren’t recreating responsibly. Follow along as we feature local leaders for a litter-free Tennessee and ways you can help reduce your footprint on our lands. Kayla Carter is a prominent figure blazing the trails in Northeast Tennessee, and even all the way up […]

Read More…

Squibb Creek Falls: A Watery Wonderland

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Do you like waterfalls? Would you like to leave the noise of everyday life behind and surround yourself with the soothing sound of cool water cascading through the mountains? In that case, make the 2.2-mile one-way hike to Squibb Creek […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

Escaping the Summer Heat at Rock Creek

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Just outside of Erwin, lies terrain prime for hiking, camping, and maybe even a dip into the cool mountain streams. Located inside the Cherokee National Forest, Rock Creek Recreation Area makes the perfect mountain destination. Craving cooler temperatures? The cove […]

Read More…