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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Escaping the Summer Heat at Rock Creek

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Just outside of Erwin, lies terrain prime for hiking, camping, and maybe even a dip into the cool mountain streams. Located inside the Cherokee National Forest, Rock Creek Recreation Area makes the perfect mountain destination. Craving cooler temperatures? The cove […]

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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 half day trek. Situated near the Greeneville portion of the […]

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