Things To Do

Things To Do

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...

Oak Ridge Civic Center add to itinerary

The Oak Ridge Civic Center, built in 1970, is a 39,2422 square feet building consisting of 2 large meeting rooms, 2 small meeting rooms and a full size gymnasium. The building is situated near the city center in a 41-acre park area. The facility is available for rental for business as well as per...

Pelican's SnoBalls add to itinerary

Pelican's Snoballs offers New Orleans Style Shaved Ice with over 100 flavors to choose from.  

They offer free family friendly activities which include: corn hole and hula hoops, checker boards, tic-tac-toe boards, and tetherball.

Ritz Theater add to itinerary

Opened in 1945, the Ritz was one of the most modern theaters in the South. First-run movies, concerts, gospel singings, receptions and miscellaneous meetings. The Ritz Theater is on the National Register of Historic places.

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...

The John Hendrix Memorial Prayer Walk add to itinerary

The John Hendrix Memorial Prayer Walk is an easy half-mile historic nature trail which tells the story of John Hendrix. John Hendrix was just an ordinary farmer until he became known for having had visions about the future around the year 1900. Those visions later found their fulfillment in the g...