The 8 Best Dog-Friendly Parks and Trails in Northeast Tennessee

For dog-owners, planning a vacation—even a quick weekend getaway—requires making the additional preparations of arranging care for pets. And, if you aren’t blessed with an animal-loving neighbor or a nearby relative, that often means dealing with the expense and hassle of a kennel service. For a vacation in Northeast Tennessee, though, you can cancel the […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Meeting the Mountains

  Whether you live in Northeast Tennessee or you’re planning a vacation filled with outdoor fun, the Meet the Mountains Festival is not to be missed. The Festival is dedicated to all things outdoors and is an annual event held in Johnson City each August, organized by Visit Johnson City. Kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking […]

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Mountain Wildflowers and Where To Find Them

  Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. From the banks of the Nolichucky River to the top of Roan Mountain, wildflowers paint colors across Northeast Tennessee. As warmer days take over winter’s cold snap, hikers will find an array of blooms throughout the Cherokee National Forest. […]

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Meet a Farmer: Dana York

  Dana York’s family farm has been around longer than Tennessee has been a state. Since 1778, now in its 10th generation as Grand Oak Farm, Dana continues with tradition while providing space for new farmers with hopes of restoring Northeast Tennessee’s longstanding reputation with local agriculture. Dana grew up moving around the country with […]

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Digging Big: A Hands On Experience at Gray Fossil Site

  There aren’t many places in the world where you’ll find an active pre-historic fossil site that actually allows visitors to dig for remains of animals dating back more than 4.9 million years. Northeast Tennessee is home to the Hands On! Discovery Center at the Gray Fossil Site, an active Pliocene-era fossil dig site, operated […]

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