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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

Leaders for a Litter-Free Tennessee: Channing Taylor

During these times, outdoor recreation has seen an influx of folks who aren’t recreating responsibly. Overcrowding in areas like Laurel Falls of the Cherokee National Forest, Dolly Sods in West Virginia, and Max Patch along the Appalachian Trail has contributed to an increase in pollution…


2020 Pinnacle Speedway in Lights

The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights presented by TVA opens tonight for its 24th season of bringing cheer to Northeast Tennessee. The spectacular magical light show will dazzle visitors with more than 2 million lights illuminating more than 250 festive displays across a four-plus mile route…


About Those Appalachian Trail Names

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Appalachian Trail hikers often have strange nicknames as they head through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. And, chances are you’ve ran into a thru-hiker at some point. Ask them their…


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