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A Northeast Tennessee vacation at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains is waiting for you. Come to the Sunny Side of Tennessee, and you’ll discover a region that’s rich in history, culture and outdoor adventure with festivals and events for couples and the entire family.

Trip Ideas

Tracing Native American Steps

Native Americans who once roamed Northeast Tennessee, including Rich Mountain pictured above, and the Nolichucky River trails are memorialized through the various street names, lakes, and other recreation areas. Familiar terms that we use daily, like Watauga, Unaka, Osceola, Nolichucky, and Cherokee, trace back to…

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Backroad Civil War Sites

The quiet back roads of Northeast Tennessee wind through small communities that have stories to tell about the turmoil of days gone by. They hold rich history of times when hearing cannon fire close by became normal as neighbor fought against neighbor in the Civil…

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Cafes & Diners Worth The Drive

There is no shortage of eateries throughout the hills and each one boasts its own specialty. Whether it’s the best homemade hamburger, or barbeque so good it draws people from five states, hungry locals and visitors can easily find a place to ‘sit a spell’…

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