What to Do in Winter in Northeast Tennessee

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 […]

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Leaders for a Litter-Free Tennessee: Matt Moses

During these times, outdoor recreation has seen an influx of folks who aren’t recreating responsibly. Overcrowding in areas like Laurel Falls of the Cherokee National Forest, Dolly Sods in West Virginia, and Max Patch along the Appalachian Trail has contributed to an increase in pollution and trail erosion. Follow along as we feature local leaders […]

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Where to View the ‘Christmas Star’ Dec. 21

The two largest planets in our solar system, Jupiter and Saturn, will appear closer in Earth’s night sky on December 21 to form what some are calling a “Christmas Star.” This rare occurrence was last recorded roughly 800 years ago, as stargazers will look southwest one hour after sunset for the best views. We’ve put together a few of our favorite spots in Northeast Tennessee to view the skies (any time of the year) without the crowd. […]

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Have You Heard of Gentry Creek Falls?

Escaping the crowds on scenic backroads and hiking through a remote valley in the Cherokee National Forest will lead you a double decker waterfall that even the locals don’t know about,  located deep in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. […]

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Max Patch in All Seasons

Max Patch is among the most memorable spots on the Appalachian Trail. The highland meadow shared by Tennessee and North Carolina is one of those majestic landmarks that people speak in hushed, almost reverential tones. However, Max Patch is more than just distant panoramas. […]

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