If you were told that you could travel 10 miles from one Northeast Tennessee town to another without a vehicle or even a road, well, you might not believe it. But that’s exactly what you can do on the Tweetsie Trail, a Rails-to-Trails project that links Johnson City and Elizabethton via a flat, car-free path…. Read more »
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Tractor enthusiasts from across the South will make a trip to Northeast Tennessee for the 24th Annual Appalachian Antique Farm Show April 26-29 at the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray, Tenn., hosted by the Tri-State Antique Power Association. In an event that has grown to showcase hundreds of rare and popular tractors over the years, a familiar returning… Read more »
Seven Northeast Tennessee attractions were recently named among the “Best of the Mountains” by readers of Blue Ridge Country Magazine, ranking the region as a top destination for travel and fun along the Southern Appalachian Mountains including Virginia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Kentucky. As the longest-running and premier travel publication in this… Read more »
“I Am Home” tells the stories of the people who helped shape the Jonesborough of today February 23-25 and March 2-4 “I couldn’t believe how close that story was to my own!” Actor Phil McPeak exclaimed, after he had been cast in the role of Rounder. It tells the story of a sixteen-year-old who,… Read more »
Let’s face it, looking forward to your summer vacation while it’s still the middle of winter feels a lot like looking for the finish line in a marathon. You know you’ll get there sooner or later, but at the moment it seems impossibly far away. Luckily, Northeast Tennessee has a huge variety of attractions that… Read more »
Jonesborough’s Historic Walking Tours are back with four, different options for 2018. The Main Street Tour will be offered at least once a week March through December. Tickets are only $5 per person and can be purchased directly at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum on Main Street. Tours will depart from the… Read more »
Christmas isn’t over yet! Visit Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park and see how our colonial ancestors celebrated a holiday called “Old Christmas”. In Colonial America, Christmas was celebrated as a twelve day holiday with many traditions and customs. Does The Twelve Days of Christmas sound familiar? These twelve days of feasting, and merrymaking ended on… Read more »
Northeast Tennessee offers a rich cultural and historical experience for its residents and visitors. We recently took a day trip to the Sullivan County area, more specifically the county seat of Blountville, to discover the heritage and culture that have become longstanding traditions. Northeast Tennessee was originally part of North Carolina until the formation of… Read more »
Bring the family for a trip packed with unique adventures, time for discoveries and experiences that will create memories only found in Northeast Tennessee. Explore some of the best ways to spend time with your family in Northeast Tennessee. Here are a few trip ideas to get you started: Hands On! Museum A classic… Read more »
Historic Blountville Christmas Festivities, Dec. 7-9, 2017 “One Special Town… Two Special Trees” Historic Blountville Christmas Tree Lighting, 6 PM, Thurs., Dec. 7 Blountville Ruritan Christmas Parade, 2 PM, Sat., Dec. 9 Want to ring in the Christmas Season with family and friends? Do you have a special someone you would like to… Read more »
There’s nothing like the holidays in the south and we may be partial to Northeast Tennessee’s picture perfect downtowns and mountain landscapes. Looking for a list of holiday activities for the family? Check out our top 14 ways to celebrate the season. Rogersville Celebrating the Seasons Community Festival With Santa’s annual visit, the Parade of Trees, Downtown merchants Open… Read more »
Imagine, peeking in the window of a charming historic home filled with the warmth of people, the twinkling lights illuminating off a freshly cut Christmas tree and the sound of your favorite carol lulling in the background. You’re kindly invited inside to hear stories passed down from the rich history that encompasses the Oldest Town in… Read more »