Watauga Lake

There are many water activities at Watauga Lake: power boating, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, parasailing, water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, and wakeboarding. Watauga Lake can be accessed at several public and private boat ramps and marinas for a nominal fee ($5 or less).

Winged Deer Park

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Winged Deer Park is a 200-acre district park located in Johnson City. Amenities include five lighted softball fields, scorer’s tower and restroom, three lighted soccer […]

Liberty Bell Recreation Trail

Located next to Freedom Hall, this 1.7-mile walking and jogging trail circles the ball fields at the Liberty Bell Complex. Children on bicycles and inline skates are allowed, but adult bicycles are not allowed.

Laurel Falls

Laurel Falls is an exciting day trip outside Johnson City, with a moderate 2.6-mile hike through the lush rhododendron forests of Laurel Fork before reaching the falls. To get there, drive east on U.S. 321 out of Hampton, TN for 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Dennis Cove Road, marked with a brown national forest campground sign. Continue about 4 miles from U.S. 321 until coming to a small parking area on the left for the Appalachian Trail. The trail to Laurel Falls is on the same side as the parking area and is easy to spot.

Nolichucky River

Known for its world-class fishing, tumbling rapids and recreational opportunities, the Nolichucky River carves its 115-mile path from the mountains of western North Carolina through […]

Unaka Mountain Beauty Spot

Unaka Mountain Beauty Spot is known for its stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Tennessee and North Carolina mountains. Located on the Appalachian Trail in Unicoi county, the trailhead to Beauty Spot is one of the most accessible lookouts in northeast Tennessee

ETSU Woods & Trail System

The ETSU University Woods and Trail System includes 5 miles of trails for hiking, running, and mountain biking.

Doe River Gorge

Doe River Gorge is a Christian organization that invites guests to leave the pressures and business of the world behind by offering outdoor camps for all age ranges, from summer youth camps and leadership retreats to adventure-based activities for groups and families.

Bristol Caverns

Bristol Caverns is the largest and arguably most beautiful cavern system in the Smoky Mountain region, housing millions of years of natural stone formations. Visitors can enjoy guided tours year-round and retrace the banks of the Underground River that the Native Americans used as attack and escape routes during the frontier days.