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Outdoor Recreation

Appalachian Caverns

Caving
420 Cave Hill Rd, Blountville, TN 37617
(423)323-2337
http://www.appacaverns.com/

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

Park
853 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660
(423)229-9447
https://www.baysmountain.com/

Breaks Interstate Park

Park
627 Commission Cir, Breaks, VA 24607
(276)865-4413
http://www.breakspark.com

Bristol Caverns

Caving
1157 Bristol Caverns Hwy, Bristol, TN 37620
(423)878-2011
http://www.bristolcaverns.com/

Clinch River Adventures

Canoe & Kayak rental
16642 E Riverside Dr, St Paul, VA 24283
https://clinchriveradventures.com

Doe River Gorge

Adventure Camp
220 Doe River Gorge Rd, Hampton, TN 37658
(423)725-4010
http://www.doerivergorge.com/

Flag Rock Recreation Area

Park
Norton, VA. 24273
(276)679-1160
https://www.nortonva.gov/439/Flag-Rock-Recreation-Area

Grayson Highlands State Park

State Park
829 Grayson Highland Ln, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363
(276)579-7092
https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/grayson-highlands

Harmon Hills

Disc Golf Course
7870 Old Snapps Ferry Rd, Fall Branch, TN 37656
(623)229-3260
https://www.facebook.com/HHDGC/

Kingsport Greenbelt

Hiking/Biking Trail
Kingsport, TN
(423)229-9457
http://www.kingsportgreenbelt.com/

Mt. Rogers

National Recreation Area
3714 VA-16, Marion, VA 24354
(276)783-5196
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gwj/specialplaces/?cid=stelprdb5302337

Natural Tunnel State Park

Park
1420 Natural Tunnel Pkwy, Duffield, VA 24244
(276)940-2674
https://www.facebook.com/pg/vaspnaturaltunnel/about/?ref=page_internal

Off the Grid Mountain Adventures

Adventure Park
1825 Hwy 19E North, Elizabethton, TN 37643
(423)707-6022
https://www.offthegridmountainadventures.com/

Off the Grid Adventures – Watauga Lake

Adventure Rafting Center
191 Fish Springs Rd, Hampton, TN 37658
(423)430-5696
https://offthegridad.com/

Persimmon Ridge Disc Golf

Disc Golf Course
1527 Persimmon Ridge Rd, Jonesborough, TN 37659
(423)791-3732
https://jonesborough.com/locations/persimmon-ridge-park/

Roan Mountain State Park

Park
527 TN-143, Roan Mountain, TN 37687
(423)547-3900
https://tnstateparks.com/parks/roan-mountain

Rocky Fork State Park

Park
501 Rocky Fork Rd, Flag Pond, TN 37657
(423)271-1233
https://tnstateparks.com/parks/rocky-fork

Spearhead

Multi-use Trail
502 Front St E, Coeburn, VA 24230
(276)807-7581
https://spearheadtrails.com

Tannery Knobs Mountain Bike Park

Mountain Bike Park
18 Tannery Knob, Johnson City, TN 37601
(423)283-5815
https://www.ridetk.com/

Tweetsie Trail (Trailhead)

Hiking/Biking Trail
107 Alabama St, Johnson City, TN 37601
(423)975-2700
http://www.tweetsietrail.com/

USA Raft Adventure Resort

Adventure Sports Center
2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin, TN 37650
(800)872-7238
https://www.usaraft.com/nolichucky-river/

Virginia Creeper Trail

Biking Trail
Damascus, VA
(423)360-1968
https://www.vacreepertrail.org/

Wahoo’s Adventures – Nolichucky River

Adventure Rafting Center
1201 Rock Creek Rd, Erwin, TN 37560
(800)444-7238
https://www.wahoosadventures.com/nolichucky-river-rafting/

Wahoo’s Adventures – Watauga River

Adventure Rafting Center
105 John Sheffield Dr, Elizabethton, TN 37644
(800)444-7238
https://www.wahoosadventures.com/watauga-river-rafting/

Warrior’s Path State Park

Park
490 Hemlock Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663
(423)239-8531
https://tnstateparks.com/parks/warriors-path

Watauga Kayak on Watauga Lake

Kayak Rentals
1409 Broad St, Elizabethton, TN 37643
(423)543-6777
https://www.wataugakayak.com/kayaking/

Watershed Mountain Bike Trails

Mountain Bike Trail
735 1st Ave, Hampton, TN 37658
(423)725-5000
https://www.facebook.com/Watershed-Mountain-Bike-Trails-170102939702280/

Winged Deer Park

Park
4137 Bristol Hwy, Johnson City, TN 37601
(423)283-5815
https://www.johnsoncitytn.org/residents/parks_and_facilities/residents/winged_deer_park.php

Fishing Spots

Boone Lake
Clinch River
Nolichucky River
South Holston Lake
South Holston River
Watauga Lake
Watauga River

Local Entertainment

Appalachian Fair

Annual August Event
100 Lakeview St, Gray, TN 37615
(423)477-3211
http://www.appalachianfair.com/

BBQ Blues and Brews

Fall Music Festival
Covered Bridge Park, E Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643
(877)524-1223
https://bbqbluesandbrews.org/

Blue Plum Festival

Summer Festival
Downtown Johnson City, TN
(423)797-6449
https://www.blueplum.org/cmsx/

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Fall Music Festival
Downtown Bristol, TN & VA
(423)573-1927
https://www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/festival/

Covered Bridge Celebration

Summer Craft & Music Festival
Covered Bridge Park, E Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643
(423)547-3850
http://www.elizabethtonchamber.com/pages/CBC

The Great Outdoors Festival

Spring Outdoor Recreation Festival
Downtown Erwin, TN

Founder’s After 5

Outdoor Concert Series
Founder’s Park, Johnson City, TN
(423)202-3510
https://downtownjc.com/founders-after-5/

Fun Fest

Summer Festival
Kingsport, TN
(423)392-8806
https://www.funfest.net/

Little Chicago Downtown Festival

Music and Art Festival
Downtown Johnson City, TN
http://www.littlechicagofestival.com/

Meet the Mountains Festival

Summer Outdoor Recreation Festival
Johnson City, TN
(423)202-3510
https://www.mtmfest.com/

Music on the Square

Summer Outdoor Concert Series
Downtown Jonesborough, TN
(423)753-1010
http://www.musiconthesquare.net/

National Storytelling Festival

Storytelling Festival
100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659
(423)753-2171
https://www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/

Racks by the Tracks

Spring Music Festival
Kingsport, TN
http://www.racksbythetracks.com/

Thirsty Orange

Craft Brew Festival
Founder’s Park, Johnson City, TN
http://thirstyorange.com/

Tri-Pride

Pride Festival
Northeast TN (Roaming Festival)
https://www.tripridetn.org/

Twilight Alive

Summer Outdoor Concert Series
155 Broad St, Kingsport, TN 37660
https://www.twilightalive.com

Umoja Festival

Cultural Festival
Downtown Johnson City, TN
(423)426-2851
https://umojajc.org/

Barter Theatre

Theatre
127 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210
(276)628-3991
https://bartertheatre.com/

Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Museum
101 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24201
(423)573-1927
https://www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/

Bristol Motor Speedway

NASCAR Speedway
151 Speedway Blvd, Bristol, TN 37620
(423)989-6900
https://www.bristolmotorspeedway.com/

Capone’s

Bar & Live Music Venue
227 E Main St, Johnson City, TN 37604
(423)928-2295
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/capones-18723070440

The Down-Home

Bar & Live Music Venue
300 W Main St, Johnson City, TN 37604
(423)929-9822
https://downhome.com

Elizabethton Twins

Minor League Baseball Team
208 Holly Ln, Elizabethton, TN 37643
(423)547-6441
https://www.milb.com/elizabethton

Unicoi County Apple Festival

Arts and Crafts Festival
Downtown Erwin, TN
(423)743-3000
http://unicoicountyapplefestival.com/

Hands On! Discovery Center

Science Museum
1212 Suncrest Dr, Gray, TN 37615
(423)434-4263
https://visithandson.org/

International Storytelling Center

Performing Arts Theater
100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659
(423)753-2171
https://www.storytellingcenter.net/

Johnson City Cardinals

Minor League Baseball Team
510 Bert St, Johnson City, TN 37601
(423)461-4866
https://www.milb.com/johnson-city

Kingsport Mets

Minor League Baseball Team
800 Granby Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660
(423)224-2626
https://www.milb.com/kingsport

LampLight Theatre

Performing Arts Theater
140 Broad St, Kingsport, TN 37660
(423)343-1766
https://www.lamplighttheatre.com/

Paramount Bristol

Performing Arts Center
518 State St, Bristol, TN 37620
(423)274-8920
www.paramountbristol.org

The Willow Tree

Coffeehouse and Music Room
216 E Main St, Johnson City, TN 37604
https://www.thewillowtreejc.com/

Wolf Hills Brewing

Brewery & Live Music Venue
350 Park St SE, Abingdon, VA 24210
(276)451-5470
https://wolfhillsbrewing.com/

Community Involvement

Appalachia Service Project

Volunteer Home Building Organization
4523 Bristol Hwy, Johnson City, TN 37601
(423)854-8800
https://www.asphome.org/

Back Country Horsemen

Trail Maintenance Organization
http://bchet.org/

Bays Mountain

Park
853 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660
(423)229-9447
https://www.baysmountain.com/membership/#volunteer-program

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Greater Tri-Cities

Youth Organization
301 Louis St # 302, Kingsport, TN 37660
https://www.tennesseebig.org/tri-cities/

Boys & Girls Club

Youth Organization
Locations in: Bluff City TN, Bristol TN, Bristol VA, Elizabethton TN, Johnson City TN, Kingsport TN, Weber City TN
https://www.bgca.org/

Coalition for Kids

Youth Organization
2423 Susannah St, Johnson City, TN 37601
(423)434-2031
https://www.coalitionforkids.org/

Families Free Inc.

Nonprofit Organization
693 Princeton Rd, Johnson City, TN 37601
(423)631-0141
https://www.familiesfree.com/

Family Promise of Greater Johnson City

Social Services Organization
215 W Watauga Ave #4, Johnson City, TN 37604
(423)929-9967
https://familypromisejc.com/volunteer-opportunities/

First Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Social Services Organization
704 Rolling Hills Dr, Johnson City, TN 37604
(423)461-8200
https://www.fthra.org/donate

Hands On! Regional Museum

Science Museum
1212 Suncrest Dr, Gray, TN 37615
(423)434-4263
https://visithandson.org/volunteer-employment/

Holston Habitat for Humanity Restore

Volunteer Home Building Organization
100 Greenwood Ln, Kingsport, TN 37663
(423)239-7689
https://holstonhabitat.org/

H.O.P.E. Inc.

Nonprofit Organization
(423)276-6541
https://www.hopetricities.com/

Humane Societies/Animal Shelters

Animal Shelters
Locations in: Blountville TN, Bristol VA, Elizabethton TN, Erwin TN, Greeneville TN, Johnson City TN, Kingsport TN, Mountain City TN, Rogersville TN
https://www.adoptapet.com/animal-shelter-search?city_or_zip=37601&distance=50&adopts_out=#current_page=1

Good Samaritan Ministries Inc

Nonprofit Organization
100 N Roan St, Johnson City, TN 37601
(423)928-0288
https://goodsamjc.org/

Junior Achievement of Tri-Cities TN/VA, Inc.

Youth Organization
330 Broad Street1 Kingsport, TN 37660
(423)392-8841
https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-tnva

Kingsport Senior Center

Senior Citizen Center
1200 E Center St Ste 121, Kingsport, TN 37660
(423)392-8400
https://seniors.kingsporttn.gov/

Literacy Council of Kingsport

Literacy Organization
326 Commerce St, Kingsport, TN 37660
(423)392-4643
https://www.literacycouncilofkingsport.org/home.html

Meals on Wheels of Kingsport

Social Services Organization
727 N Eastman Rd, Kingsport, Tennessee 37664 (423)247-4511
https://mealsonwheelskingsport.org/

Mountain Home VA

Veterans Hospital
809 Lamont St & Veterans Way, Johnson City, TN 37604
(423)979-2891
https://www.mountainhome.va.gov/giving/index.asp

One Acre Café

Nonprofit Organization
603 W Walnut St, Johnson City, TN 37604
(423)483-0517
http://www.oneacrecafe.org/

Second Harvest Food Bank

Food Bank
1020 Jericho Dr, Kingsport, TN 37663
(423)279-0430
https://netfoodbank.org/

Tennessee Eastman Hiking Club

Nonprofit Organization
200 S Wilcox Dr, Kingsport, TN 37662
https://tehcc.org/

Tennessee State Parks

State Parks
Locations in the region: David Crockett Birthplace State Park, Rocky Fork State Park, Roan Mountain State Park, Sycamore Shoals State Park, Warrior’s Path State Park
https://tnstateparks.com/about/special-events/volunteer-opportunities/#/?holiday=volunteer-opportunities

TVA Public Lands

(865)632-2101
https://www.tva.gov/About-TVA/Volunteering-at-TVA

United Way

Nonprofit Organization
Locations in the region: Abingdon VA, Bristol TN, Greeneville TN, Johnson City TN, Kingsport TN, Rogersville TN
https://www.unitedway.org/get-involved/volunteer

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