Soak in the Views from Vandeventer

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. From the mountain lined water of Watauga Lake, you’ll find a ridge rising from the north just along the Appalachian Trail. Make the hike to Vandeventer, and you’ll be greeted with ribbons upon ribbons of smoky blue mountains as far […]

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Discover the Falls of Upper Laurel Fork

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. The waterfalls of upper Laurel Fork are a lesser-visited area of Northeast Tennessee.  Hikers travel a wild valley, lined with multiple streams, mini water falls, and ending at one of our favorites. Tip: Wear close-toed shoes you don’t mind […]

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Leaders for a Litter-Free Tennessee: Kayla Carter

During these times, outdoor recreation has seen an influx of folks who aren’t recreating responsibly. Follow along as we feature local leaders for a litter-free Tennessee and ways you can help reduce your footprint on our lands. Kayla Carter is a prominent figure blazing the trails in Northeast Tennessee, and even all the way up […]

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Squibb Creek Falls: A Watery Wonderland

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Do you like waterfalls? Would you like to leave the noise of everyday life behind and surround yourself with the soothing sound of cool water cascading through the mountains? In that case, make the 2.2-mile one-way hike to Squibb Creek […]

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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 Mountain. Managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority, Watauga River can […]

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