Local Attractions in Northeastern Tennessee

There are a host of activities in the Sugar Hollow area we invite our guests to enjoy during their stay or consider for future visits. The surrounding country is abundant with history, a rich cultural heritage, and the splendor of nature's gifts. Come and Explore!! The charms of the region beckon.

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Boone Bike and Touring
(828) 262-5750

Hampton Trails
(423) 725-5000

Fly Fishing

Elk Creek Outfitters
(828) 264-6497

Gem Mining

Cooper's Gem Mine
(423) 323-5680

Foggy Mountain Gem Mine
(828) 963-4367

Hiking and Walking

OptOutside Ecotours and Adventures
(423) 213-9049

Appalachain Trail

Virginia Creeper Trail

Elizabethton Self-Guided Walking Tour

(423) 547-3852

  • Poga Big Falls
  • Poga Branch Falls
  • Laurel Fork Falls
  • Gentry Falls
  • Backbone Falls


Elizabethton and Mountain City

Bonnie Kate Theatre
115 South Sycamore St
Elizabethton, TN 37643
(423) 543-1933

The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
This trail runs from Sycamore Shoals to King's Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina.

Roan Mountain State Park
1015 Highway 143
Roan Mountain, TN

Rhododendron Gardens
National Park Service
(828) 682-6146

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area
1651 West Elk Ave.
Elizabethton, TN
(423) 543-5808

Watauga Lake
First Tennessee Valley Authority lake (1947), 17 miles long, depth to 300 ft. Great for boating, fishing, waterskiing, houseboats, photography

Johnson City

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site Visitors Center
Depot and College Streets
Greenville, TN
(423) 638-3551

B. Carroll Reese Museum
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN
(423) 439-4392

Chester Inn
116 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN
Serves as the home for the Storytelling Foundation and gift shop.

Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
1245 Davy Crockett Park Road
Limestone, TN 37681
(423) 257-2167
Park includes a museum, a log cabin replica and limestone marker of the birthplace of the famed frontiersman.

Erwin National Fish Hatchery
520 Federal Hatchery Rd.
Erwin, TN.
(423) 743-4712
Heritage Museum, 32 acres

Rogersville Depot Printing Museum
415 South Depot Street
Rogersville, TN 37857
(423) 272-1961
1890 Southern Depot houses a printing museum commemorating the site where the first Newspaper of Tennessee was printed in Rogersville in 1791.

Bristol, Blountville, and Kingsport

Appalachian Caverns
420 Cave Hill Road
Blountville, TN
(423) 323-2337
Ceilings 135 feet high

Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
853 Bays Mountain Park Rd.
Kingsport, TN
(423) 229-9447
25 miles of hiking trails.

Birthplace of Country Music Museum
500 Gate City Highway
Bristol Mall in Bristol, TN
(540) 645-0035

Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol, TN
(423) 764-1161
World’s fastest half-mile NASCAR track

Cooper's Gem Mine
1136 Big Hollow Road
Blountville, TN
(423) 323-5680
Enjoy looking for semi-precious stones in authentic mine ore.

Countryside Vineyards and Winery
Bountville, TN
(423) 323-1660
Tasting room open year round Monday through Saturday

Exchange Place
4812 Orebank Road
Kingsport, Tn
(423) 288-6071
Mid-1800 Pioneer farm homestead, handicrafts

Netherland Inn
2140 Netherland Inn Road
Kingsport, TN
(423) 335-5552  or (423) 246-7986
Museum, 18th and 19th century inn.

Boone, Linville, and Banner Elk

The Blowing Rock
432 Rock Road
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-7111

The Blue Ridge Parkway
Contact: Parkway's Ranger Station : (828) 295-7591
Best views from Deep Gap to Linville Falls, NC Located between mileposts 270 and 320.

Grandfather Mountain
Linville, N.C.
US 221 @ Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 305

Linville Caverns
US 221, 4 miles south of Blue Ridge Parkway,
between Linville and Marion

Tweetsie Railroad
P.O. Box 388
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

River Rafting

Butler Museum
Butler, TN
History of Cherokees, Tennessee Valley Authority, and 1947 move, logging

The Carter Mansion
1013 Broad Street
Elizabethton, TN
(423) 543-5808
The Carter Mansion is the oldest frame house in Tennessee.
Open May- August.
Contact: Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area for information about off-season hours.

The Doe River Covered Wooden Bridge
Elizabethton, TN
(423) 547-3852
Built in 1882, spans 134 feet across the Doe River

Elizabethton Self-guided Walking Tour
Elizabethton, TN
(423) 547-3850