1. Go to the Tree Streets yard sale
  2. Go to the Farmers Market
  3. Run, walk, or bike the entire Tweetsie trail
  4. Go to Blackbird Bakery in Bristol
  5. Spend the night under the stars in a tent or hammock
  6. Visit all the coffee shops in Johnson City, Elizabethton, and Jonesborough
  7. Go to the Apple Festival in Unicoi
  8. Take an unplanned trip out of town
  9. Go to Real to Reel for a student-priced movie
  10. Walk through the covered bridge in Elizabethton
  11. Eat a deep-fried Oreo at the Appalachian Fair
  12. Kayak or raft the Nolichucky River
  13. Attend the Rhythm and Roots Festival in Bristol
  14. Hit the slopes at one of the nearby ski resorts
  15. Eat and explore in downtown Asheville, NC
  16. Watch a sunrise from the Beauty Spot
  17. Attend a Johnson City Symphony Orchestra concert
  18. Watch a sunset on Roan Mountain
  19. Walk down main street in Tennessee’s oldest town, Jonesborough
  20. Do a service project with your friends
  21. Jump off the cliff at Blue Hole
  22. Go bike-riding on the Virginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon or Damascus
  23. Enjoy the view of Milligan from the top of Buffalo Mountain
  24. Hike a section of the Appalachian Trail
  25. Learn to fish on Watauga River
  26. Listen to bluegrass (and maybe even dance a jig) at Carter Fold
  27. Eat barbecue and fries at Ridgewood
  28. Hike to Laurel Fork Falls
  29. See a movie at Elizabethton’s State Line Drive-In
  30. Enjoy a Pal‘s sweet tea and frenchie fries
  31. Go to Watauga Lake for a picnic
  32. Visit Dollywood and Gatlinburg
  33. Go to Speedway in Lights at Bristol Motor Speedway and drive on the fastest 1/2 mile track
  34. Visit Bristol Caverns, the largest series of caverns in the Smokies
  35. Visit downtown Bristol and stand in two states at once
  36. Attend (or work) the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough
  37. Journey through time at the Gray Fossil Museum

 

-Compiled by Abbie Russell ’21