Rafting In The Smokies
813 E. Parkway
P. O. Box 98
Gatlinburg, TN 37753
The boasts twelve Class III and three Class IV thrilling whitewater rapids! Accompanied by one of professional river guides, you’ll be escorted down five miles of lively white water rafting through rapids such as Too Late, Vegamatic, Razor Blade, After Shave, and Lost Guide.
LOWER PIGEON – Float Trip
The Lower Pigeon River offers Class I and II rapids with one Class III at the end of the trip, making this very casual and laid back section of the Pigeon River perfect for everyone 3 years old and up! will assist you, your family and friends down approximately six miles of relaxing waves and rippling mountain water.
High Elements Ropes Challenge Course
Whether testing your personal limits with friends and family or team building as part of a corporate outing, you are sure to love our ropes challenge course. The high elements ropes challenge course currently consists of four skill levels designed to challenge you personally as well as encourage group cooperation. Each level becomes incrementally more difficult from the easiest Class I to the most intense Class IV. If you are planning a or for your business, we can help!
Briarwood Ranch Safari Park
255 Briar Thicket Rd., Bybee, TN 37713, 865-919-5072
Briarwood features animals from around the world. On your scenic 4-mile safari through hills and pasturelands, you can see animals from six continents. Travel in the comfort of your own car, ride on a wagon pulled by a tractor or take a guided horseback tour.
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily, 1-5 p.m. Sunday
Cherokee Lake covers 30,300 acres at full pool, is 59 miles long, and has 463 miles of shoreline. Cherokee Lake is shared by Hamblen, Grainger, Jefferson and Hawkins Counties. The towns surrounding Cherokee Lake are Morristown, Bean Station, Jefferson City, and Rogersville. Rent a pontoon boat and camp at one of the many islands dotting the lake. Or hire a fishing guide to learn the best spots on the lake.
Disc Golf – Three pristine 18-hole courses
· Morristown Rotary Disc Golf Course
· Cherokee Park Disc Golf Course
· Kiwanis Disc Golf Course
According to the Professional Disc Golf Association,
Disc Golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970's, and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest number of strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest number of throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole". the hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole® an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed. Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it's sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway.
6600 Fish Hatchery Road, Russellville, TN, (423) 312-6755
Conveniently located off I-81 in Hamblen County, Tennesse, Nolichucky Vineyard is nestled along the picturesque banks of the beautiful Nolichucky River. The Vineyard grows a variety of grapes that are bottled under the Nolichucky Vineyard brand.
The Grape Garn at Nolichucky Vineyard showcases their own products along with a variety of edible and artistic items that are made locally. The Grape Barn also features a wine tasting room to allow adult visitors to enjoy a sampling of the many wonderful flavors of Tennessee wines and jellies.
Nolichucky Vineyard is home to the popular Jam In The Vineyard, a summer music series. They produce many festivals including the Bridal Extravaganza, the Wine, Blues & BBQ festival, the River Bum Festival, the Grape Harvest Festival and the Grape Pumpkin event.
Myers Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and Greenhouse
3415 Gap Creek Road, Bulls Gap, 423-235-4796
A unique outdoor experience for all ages, Myers Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is an authentic, family-owned working farm featuring high-quality locally grown products with personalized service and advice for every garden and landscape wish. Special events hosted throughout the year, including haunted corn maze.
Call for pricing.
Morristown BMX Raceway
Morristown BMX Raceway, Inc. at Frank Lorino Park in Morristown, TN has been the cornerstone of bicycle racing in East TN for nearly 30 years! We are well known for our fast track, in fact; we have the fastest quarter mile in BMX! Get on your bike and give our dirt a ride; you will be hooked.
BMX Racing is fun for the whole family. On practice and race days you will often see entire families enjoying a meal in lawn chairs or on the picnic tables cheering on all the riders. So pack up a snack and grab your bike; come on out and take a ride with us.
Local racing builds friendships and forges new skills; taking your racing on the road brings your family together for fun family trips, brings your racing to new levels with new competition, and can bring you state or national points!
Fully sanctioned by USA BMX, we are a non-profit organization solely for organized bicycle racing. All riders must be registered through USA BMX before participating in practice or events. All riders must abide by the rules and regulations set forth by USA BMX and Morristown BMX Raceway, Inc. Visit the website for the complete schedule. Races every Saturday, weather permitting.
2012 XTERRA Panther Creek
Race Date: July 29, 2012 Starting Time: 8:30am EST
The race is on to find this year's age group National Champions! An elite group of off-road warriors will earn the right to represent their region at the prestigious XTERRA USA Championship in Ogden, UT where they could be crowned national champions.
A nationwide network of races offers the chance to race your way to nationals. Ogden / Snowbasin will be the battleground for an exclusive field - the best age group athletes from each of XTERRA's eight regions. At the end of the race, newly crowned national champions will take the podium, and you could be one of them.
This year, be a part of the the South Region's most grueling races, located in Panther Creek State Park. Located in scenic east Tennessee, Panther Creek State Park is excited to host this leg of the XTERRA America Tour. Come Join Us!
Swim 800 M
Bike 15 Miles
Run 4.5 Miles
2012 Fishing Tournaments - 4th quarter
Panther Creek State Park
2010 Panther Creek Rd., 423-587-7046 or 888-TN-PARKS,
Panther Creek State Park is the hidden gem of the Tennessee State Park System. Located on 1,435 acres and bordered by Cherokee Lake, the park has something for the whole family. In addition to being a pristine wilderness preserve with abundant untouched wildlife, the park offers several hiking, mountain biking and horse trails. Additional features include a boat ramp, swimming pool, camping sites and picnic pavilions, some with sweeping scenic vistas of the lake.
Hours: 6 a.m.-Dark
3075 Floyd Hall Dr., 423-586-5232
A beautiful 178 acre public park on the banks of Cherokee Lake, Cherokee Park offers stunning scenery and views of the lake and mountains. Features include a brand new competition Disc Golf Course, lakeside camping, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, boat dock and lake access points.
Hours: April 1-Oct. 31 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Nov. 1-March 31 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: No cost to enter park; call for camping and pavilion rental rates.
Morristown City Parks and Recreation
Office - 415 W. Louise Avenue, 423-586-0260
The Morristown City Parks and Recreation Department provides year round leisure activities for all ages, neighborhoods and walks of life. Morristown facilities include 2 recreation centers, 12 tennis courts, 9 softball fields, 5 Little League fields, 2 baseball fields, 2 football fields, 4 soccer fields, 4 outdoor basketball courts, BMX track, horse barn and ring, 15 parks and playgrounds with picnic areas and shelters that are maintained year round for public use.
If golf is your game, you'll feel right at home because there are more than 30 golf courses within a 50 mile radius of Morristown, ranging from fun 9 hole courses to Millstone Golf Club, a challenging 7,200 yard championship course that was host to the Tennessee PGA Tournament.
Millstone Golf Club is regularly voted Morristown’s favorite public golf course – and for good reason. This 72 par, 6,450 yard links-style course features gently undulating mounds, lush greens, a variety of natural hazards and breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Water hazards, tree areas and four sets of tees make Millstone a challenge to golfers of every skill level. Amenities include a driving range, putting green, fully stocked pro shop and men’s and women’s locker rooms. At Millstone, no round is complete without taking time to relax in one of the comfortable rocking chairs on the Southern-style clubhouse’s wide, wraparound front porch. The view of the course and nearby mountains is spectacular.
Rotary Club Splash Pad at Fred Miller Park
is located at beautiful Fred Miller Park located in the heart of Morristown. The Splash Pad is a unique, seasonal water feature offering kids of all ages an opportunity to beat the heat. It is a water playground that uses filtered recyclable, chemically treated water. The Splash Pad is free. Fred Miller Park also offers picnic pavilions, open picnic tables, a playground and a walking trail.