Tennessee is one of America's most popular vacation destinations, and the Morristown/Hamblen County area features some of the most scenic views, a rich history, outstanding outdoor recreationadventures, close access to state and national parks, along with wonderful lodging, dining and shopping!
Now your trip to the region just got a whole lot easier with the launch of several themed trail guides designed to help you explore the “road less traveled”. This is your backstage pass to a unique vacation adventure.
Pick up the themed brochures at the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce located at 825 West First North Street. You can also go online to download your personalized driving tour of the back road sites and treasures in East Tennessee, specifically the Morristown and Hamblen County area.
A drive along our byway and our back roads will take you through some of the most beautiful country in the United States. You will then know why folks keep visiting with us again and again. You'll love our treasures!
The White Lightning Trail is peppered with moonshine exhibits, Victorian Homes, Civil War sites, scenic overlooks, famous factories and post-prohibition stock car speedways. There's something worth seeing at every turn of the White Lightning Trail.
Here on the Sunny Side of Tennessee, it's hard not to notice a wealth of natural beauty, rich history, and southern hospitality. From charming sidewalk shops to mountaintop adventures to world-changing stories of determination and perseverance, there's excitement around every corner.
Slow down and take the road less travelled. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the back roads in our region while embarking upon this fun and entertaining self-guided tour of beautiful quilt squares that are prominently displayed on a backdrop of historic barns and structures. Using traditional quilt patterns as a guide, these colorful squares are filled with a rich history where every stitch tells a story. You will find many interesting shops, restaurants, galleries and other off-the-beaten-path treasures along the way. Stop by the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, 825 West First North Street, to get your copy of the trail map-guide.
The Tennessee Civil War Trails program is part of a five-state trails system that encourages the exploration of both well-known and less-familiar sites associated with the Civil War. The Tennessee map-guide journeys across the state with several of the designated locations situated within Morristown and the surrounding area. In total, there are approximately 200 trail markers. Each site can be explored at one’s own pace, and many offer other historical and recreation opportunities. Hundreds of antique and specialty shops can be found on the trails, in addition to taverns and restaurants, preserved battlefields and much more.
The Long and Winding Road Motorcycle Trail offers five (5) popular, back roads motorcycle tours. The Morristown area is included in the "Stillwater to Whitewater" trail and not only includes a nice tour of our historic district, but some of the most beautiful scenery in our region. The beauty of the drive along the banks of Cherokee Lake to the Clinch Mountain Overlook is stunning. Be sure to bring your camera along for the ride! Stop by the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, 825 West First North Street, to get your complimentary copy of the trail map-guide.
Explore one of America's newest National Byways, the East Tennessee Crossing National Scenic Byway. Beginning at Cocke County at the Tennessee/North Carolina State Line, the byway meanders through Hamblen, Grainger, Jefferson and Claiborne counties. There is something for everyone along the byway. World-class fishing, hiking, whitewater rafting, Civil War history, golf, camping, boating, museums, country music, farm-fresh produce, arts and crafts, historic downtowns and great food and lodging are waiting for you.
Endorsed by National Geographic, the East Tennessee River Valley Geotourism MapGuide is a Travel Guide to the places most respected and recommended by locals.
This Map Guide acquaints tourists with local culture and traditions and offers in depth opportunities to enjoy the area's unique natural beauty and biodiversity. Because the East Tennessee River Valley region is world-famous, Geotourism here offers special opportunities for interaction between residents and foreign visitors. Its core values of respecting local cultures and trying to deep and enhance visitor experience are well suited to the region.