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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

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…

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The Enchantment of Margarette Falls

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. No matter how you spell it—Margarette, Marguerite, Margaret—this hike takes you deep into a mountain gorge with towering rock formations, ending at a scenic waterfall that is perfect for a…

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First Firetower Hike

Follow along as spring intern, Daniel Boone High School graduate, and current Northeast State Community College student Keely Dalton explores Bays Mountain and the iconic firetower for the first time. Northeast Tennessee has some of the most beautiful places to hike, you can easily find…

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