Things To Do

Things To Do

Hiking and Biking Trails add to itinerary


The mountains of East Tennessee provide the perfect terrain for hiking and biking trails.  The trails in Anderson County offer a diversity in terrain and in use.  There are moderate trails with mild inclines and declines and there are more mountainous trails. There are also multip...

Norris Dam State Park add to itinerary

The park occupies more than 4,000 acres on the shores of Norris Lake and surrounds Norris Dam. There are six different trail systems that are located on both sides of the dam. Along the trails you will come across caves, scenic valleys, sparkling streams and wildflowers. The ...

Norris Lake add to itinerary

A lake like no other.

Eight hundred miles of Shoreline, 34,000 acres, 22 marinas and resorts, 3 state parks, 2 wildlife management areas, 14 different kinds of fish—These are just a few of the reasons why Norris Lake is the ultimate waterway and the perfect vacati...

Norris Watershed add to itinerary

Experience spectacular views of Norris Lake and its surrounding hills and valleys as you hike, bike ride or horseback over 20 miles of woodland trails that meander through the watershed’s 2,300 acres.

North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area add to itinerary

In the Cumberland Mountains of East Tennessee lies over 150,000acres of wilderness waiting to be explored by outdoor enthusiast. There are 600 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, mountain biking and off-roading. In addition, North Cumberland WMA is home to the only elk herd in the East. Y...

North Ridge Trail add to itinerary

A national recreation trail, North Ridge offers 7.5 miles of light hiking through greenbelt land on the Northern Boundary of Oak Ridge. Visitors will enjoy the variety of wildlife and native plants

Savage Gardens add to itinerary

Visit this 30 acre garden of many rare and sensitive wildflowers. There are also many towering limestone rock formations to explore.

Songbird Trail on Clinch River add to itinerary

Enjoy walking the wooded two mile loop trail that meanders along the Clinch River from Norris Dam to the Lenoir Museum Complex and Norris Watershed. There are several access points for rafting, canoe or fishing the clinch river. Trail maps available at Welcome Center.

Southern Settlement Trail add to itinerary

The Cumberland Gap is a narrow pass through the long ridge of the Cumberland Mountains, within the Appalachian Mountains, near the junction of the U.S. states of Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. It was the first gateway to the west.  Many buffalo, the Native Americans, the longhu...

Tail of the Dragon add to itinerary

As the number one motorcycle/sports car road in the country, be ready to scrape your foot pegs in some of these wild curves. The Tail of the Dragon is bordered by National Forest on one side and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park boasting 318 curves in 11 miles. This world famous piece of as...