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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All-Star Favorites For An All-Star Race

  With the NASCAR All-Star race moving to Bristol Motor Speedway on July 15, Northeast Tennessee is ready to welcome back race fans with a few of its own all-star favorites when it comes to chowing down on local eats, spending time with family, and taking on the outdoors. Twenty of the best NASCAR Cup […]

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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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Drive Up Date Night: Our Claim to Iconic Drive-In Theaters

The summer season brings fresh mountain air, country back roads, and road trips close to home. And, we’re betting you wouldn’t mind a cozy night under the stars, your favorite snacks, and a classic movie. Although there were drive-in theaters as early as 1933, they’ve become more of a rarity in the 21st Century with […]

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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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Sustainable Coffee & Juice Shops in Johnson City You Must Try

Northeast Tennessee is no stranger to unique stores, restaurants and cafes. Johnson City is evolving as a college town and we’ve handpicked three local baristas that are among East Tennessee State University’s student favorites, all while taking sustainability and healthy eating seriously. Java Juice House  Java Juice House was founded in 2017 and is deemed […]

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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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