If you’re looking for something to do on a beautiful Smoky Mountain fall weekend that includes great entertainment, lots of yummy home-cooked food, children’s activities, and a first-class arts and crafts show, then spend the weekend at the Mountain Makins Festival in. The festival was recently designated as part of the new Tennessee Music Pathways. Now in its 44th year, this award-winning festival celebrates the very best of Appalachian culture, from crafts to music. In 2016 it was selected as the Best Festival in the Southeast by the Southeast Festivals and Events Association. It has been designated a “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” four times by the Southeast Tourism Society, and was voted “Best Festival in East Tennessee” by readers of Tennessee Magazine.  Since the very first festival, authentic craftsmen have demonstrated folk-life skills, giving guests young and old a chance to see traditional basket weaving, blacksmithing, apple butter making, broom making, beekeeping, woodturning and other necessities of [...]

  • May 19, 2019
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Morristown, Tennessee. Your Next Destination.

Located between Cherokee and Douglas Lakes, and just a short drive from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Morristown, Tennessee is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Boating, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and disc golf are just a few of the outdoor activities that beckon.

A true jewel in the Tennessee State Park system, Panther Creek State Park has something for everyone. Boasting 17 different hiking trails that cover more than 30 miles of terrain at all levels of difficulty, hikers won’t be able to get enough. They can enjoy magnificent views of Cherokee Lake and the Cumberland Mountains from Point Lookout Trail, which reaches 1,460 feet above sea level. There are also more than 15 miles of mountain biking trails, as well as horse trails, camping sites, picnic pavilions, a boat ramp, an 18-hole disc golf course and a swimming pool for everyone to enjoy. Panther Creek [...]

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