There are so many ways to have fun in Northeast Tennessee.

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, singles, friends, or the entire family.

Trip Ideas

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…


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…


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,…


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