9980 Airport Parkway
Kingsport, TN 37663
Phone: (423) 279-7111
Fax: (423) 323-9822
The Cherokee National Forest covers an area of 655,598 acres (265311 hectares) across several prominent mountain ranges such as Great Smoky Mountains and Big Frog Mountain, with the Ocoee River flowing in the park confines. With 15 recreation areas, each more different than the other, the Cherokee National Forest presents one with a plethora of recreational and relaxation activities. These include camping, fishing, hiking, nature viewing and a whole lot of water and winter sports. There's something here for everyone!
Natural Tunnel State Park, as the name implies, is home to the large Natural Tunnel, a cave over 850 ft (259 m) long and as tall as a 10-story building. This tunnel was carved into the rock by natural forces over thousands of years, and was called the "eighth wonder of the world" by William Jennings Bryan. In addition to the park's namesake, there are also camping facilities, picnic areas, a gift shop, visitors center and much more. You can explore all of this after paying just the low parking fee of $3 on weekdays and $4 on weekends.
Enjoy a lovely game of golf at The Olde Farm in Bristol. The club is known to be one of the best golfing locations in the country. It has a very rural edge to it and has well maintained fairways and tees. The Olde Farm has good facilities for its visitors and is a favorite of many experienced golfers.