Appalachian Trail | Hiking Trail

By | Outdoor, Watauga Lake Guide

The Appalachian Trail is approximately 2,190 miles long, the trail traverses 14 different states. There is an approximate gain/loss in elevation of 464,500 Feet. The Appalachian Trail is one of the most well-known trails in the country. Known as the A.T. to those who forge the path, it runs for more than 71 miles through… Continued

July 22, 2020

Laurel Falls | Hiking Trail

By | Outdoor, Watauga Lake Guide

Located in the congressionally designated Pond Mountain Wilderness, Laurel Falls is a popular destination for hikers due to its immense size (40’ high & 50’ wide) and picturesque setting. The hike to the falls can be challenging and requires good footwear and physical ability. There are two prefered routes for reaching the falls: either by… Continued

July 22, 2020

Margaret Falls | Hiking Trail

By | Greeneville, Outdoor

Margarette Falls is located in Greeneville, Tennessee, in the beautiful and lush Cherokee National Forest. Named after Margaret Doak, Margarette Falls is a 60-foot fan-shaped waterfall, making it one of the most unique falls in the state of Tennessee. Margarette Falls Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Greeneville,… Continued

July 22, 2020

Blue Ridge Parkway

By | Outdoor

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a ribbon of road that weaves through the region’s vibrant living traditions. From Cherokee life and agricultural history to Southern Appalachian crafts and music, the Parkway’s 469 miles through Virginia and North Carolina offer many ways to explore rich traditions.

April 6, 2019

Rhythm & Roots Music Festival

By | Outdoor

THE BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC The Birthplace of Country Music is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to perpetuate, promote, and celebrate Bristol’s rich musical heritage; to educate and engage audiences worldwide regarding the history, impact and legacy of the 1927 Bristol Sessions from which we derive our name; and to create recognition, opportunities, and… Continued

April 5, 2019

Watauga Lake

By | Outdoor, Watauga Lake Guide

Watauga Lake was formed when the Watauga Dam was constructed starting in 1942 and completed in 1948 and is surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest.  Both the Watauga River and the Elk River feed the lake.  The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) uses the reservoir to generate hydroelectric power.  At 1,959 feet above sea level, Lake Watauga… Continued

August 30, 2018