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Old 04-05-2011, 08:55 PM
 
Location: East TN
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Default "Must do" things in Tri Cities 2011??

Having been here for nearly 3 years, but working and going to school almost the entire time.....I want to get out and do somethings in the Tricities before I get too old, and I'm sure there are others who are new that would like to get out and see somethings that are "must do" in the Tri-cities.

What are your ideas of "must do's" or at least fun things that don't cost a fortune.

My initial thoughts:

Music festivals in Bristol (summer)
Blue Hole in Elizabethton

What else?? What are some fun & cheap things to do in the Tri-Cities this summer??

Thanks in advance

Tony
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Gray, TN
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1. Ever tried geocaching? TCG - About Us (http://tricitiesgeocachers.org/about/ - broken link)

2. Bicycle the Creeper Trail.

3. Blue Plum Festival in JC.

4. Walk/jog the trail from Steele Creek to Rooster Park.

5. Walk around Oceola Island at Weir Dam, the TRI's best stop for bird watching and trout fishing.

Last edited by rccrain; 04-06-2011 at 09:20 AM.. Reason: still pondering
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: NE TN~ TriCities
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Not sure it's a 'must do' but Bristol Caverns is a fun way to kill a few hours if you like that sort of thing. Maybe follow that up with a picnic by the creek at Steele Creek Park before you head over to the music festival.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Johnson City, Tn
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Funfest?
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Johnson City, TN
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There is a TON of stuff to do outside. If all you care about are bars, shopping, and basically staying inside sitting around, you might be a little bored here.

Anyway, I have always enjoyed the hike to Laurel Falls in Elizabethton. You could also venture to Bays Mountain in Kingsport. It like like $1-2 per car to get in.

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Old 04-07-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: NE TN~ TriCities
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I put this together for another post but what the heck, it fits here too. I haven't done even a tenth of this stuff yet but plan on eventually doing all of it.
I have heard especially that the Highlands festival in Abingdon is worth going to.
FunFest,
BluePlum Festival
Border Bash
Rhythm and Roots Reunion
Festivals & Events Abingdon
International Storytelling Center
Historic Jonesborough Days
Historic Sullivan- Events
The Virginia Creeper Trail
Cherokee National Forest- Recreation
The Cherohala Skyway, a National Scenic Byway
Appalachian Quilt Trail
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: East TN
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What about that place on Hwy 107, I think it's a fruit stand by day, but I believe people play music there on saturday nights? It's close to the place that has the Corn Maze.

Thanks all for the response, there is so much to do here, but sometimes we forget or in my case, not aware of what's happening.

Have fun this summer everyone.....I'm going to be 45 this year, gotta get off my butt and enjoy the time the good lord has left for me

Tony
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:05 PM
 
Location: East TN
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I put this together for another post but what the heck, it fits here too. I haven't done even a tenth of this stuff yet but plan on eventually doing all of it.
I have heard especially that the Highlands festival in Abingdon is worth going to.
FunFest,
BluePlum Festival
Border Bash
Rhythm and Roots Reunion
Festivals & Events Abingdon
International Storytelling Center
Historic Jonesborough Days
Historic Sullivan- Events
The Virginia Creeper Trail
Cherokee National Forest- Recreation
The Cherohala Skyway, a National Scenic Byway
Appalachian Quilt Trail

Thanks for the links!! Busy summer ahead
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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Thanks for the links!! Busy summer ahead
Don't forget two of the biggies:

Racks by the Tracks Festival (May 14)
Twilight Alive Concert Series (May 5-July 7)
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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Music On the Square every friday evening starting in May through the summer in Jonesborough.
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