Nolichucky Outdoor Learning Institute

Located on the banks of the beautiful Nolichucky River in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee, the Nolichucky Outdoor Learning Institute (NOLI) is the region’s leading […]

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.

ETSU Woods & Trail System

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

Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium

Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium is a 3,550-acre nature preserve located 3 miles off I-26. The park features a picturesque 44-acre lake, hiking trails, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art Planetarium Theater, and animal habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors, and reptiles.

Piney Flats Loop

The Piney Flats Loop is a 25.5-mile bicycle loop that starts in Johnson City and rolls through the countryside by the Watauga River and Boone […]

Appalachian GhostWalks

Appalachian GhostWalks invites guests to explore the mysteries of the region’s mountain heritage by offering 16 different lantern-led walking tours throughout Southwest Virginia and Eastern Tennessee, including historical tours and paranormal expeditions for ghosts and Bigfoot. Tours are offered throughout the year and are designed to be family-friendly and thrilling, and advance reservations are required.

Pinnacle Mountain Fire Tower

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The Pinnacle Mountain Trail is a destination trail that leads to a rehabilitated fire tower and a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. The trailhead […]