An Ode to the Beautiful Nolichucky River

In the heart of the East Tennessee mountains, a ribbon of rushing water twists and turns its way through one of the wildest, steepest gorges in the eastern United States. The river is known far and wide for its bounty of fish, its tumbling rapids, and its isolation amid remote national forest land. It beckons […]

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19th Annual Sorghum Festival

The 19th annual Sorghum Festival will allow visitors to have the opportunity to observe sorghum cane being processed into molasses using a mule-powered mill on Saturday, September 15th at the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site in Johnson City from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The mules will be out turning the cast iron rollers squeezing out […]

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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion: An Outdoor Guide

Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia have teamed up with Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion to offer outdoor excursions to Festival attendees the week of Sept. 17 at a discounted rate. There’s more to the music that tells our story including hiking, biking, rafting, fishing and other activities to experience the place where country music was […]

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Daytrip Guide: Warriors’ Path State Park

  Warriors’ Path State Parkis located in Colonial Heights, a suburb of Kingsport, along the Holston River. From biking to water activities, hiking, camping, golf and even horseback riding, the 950-acre park has everything you need to explore the outdoors this summer.       Being new to the area, my fiancé and I were […]

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Mountain Music: Long Journey Home Festival

Just about a far northeast in Tennessee as you can get, you’ll find a county that is half Cherokee National Forest and half Watauga Lake. Nestled within those hills, lies Mountain City (appropriately named), and each year a celebration takes place honoring the iconic old time mountain music style that shaped country music as we know […]

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