Area Information
Nascar Racing, Caverns, Rafting, Waterfalls, SnowBoard & Skiing, Museum & Theme Parks

Bristol Motor Speedway   There Is No Experience Quite Like A NASCAR  Race At "The World's Fastest 1/2 Mile Track."  Our Cabin Is Located Just 30 Minutes South Of The Speedway.  The 0.533 Mile Oval Features 36-Degree Banking In The Turns, Making It Possible For The Cars To Go Unusually Fast On Such A Small Track.  The March Race Features The Food City 500  And The Late Summer Famous Night Race Features The Sharpie 500.  During The Holiday Season, Starting Around Thanksgiving And Ending In Early January The Track Changes To A Christmas Wonderland With Over 1.5 Million Lights On Display.  Enter By The Car Load Driving The Dragstrip Area And Ending With A Lap On The Oval Track.  For More Information & Race Schedules You May Visit:  www.BristolMotorSpeedway.com                                                                                             

Bristol Caverns    Is One Of The Oldest & Most Beautiful Attractions In Northeast Tennessee.  The Tour Itself Takes You to All 3 Levels.  From The Upper Section To The Winding Banks Of The Underground River 180 ft. Below The Cavern Floor.  Along The Underground River, You Will Be Amazed By The Dramatic Display Of Formations Reflected In The Stream Waters.  You Will Be Retracing The Same Warriors Paths While Exploring The Vast Rooms & Arches, Columns, And Natural Stone Formations Of Varying Size And Kinds.  The Formations, Millions Of Years Old, Display Rich Veins Of Minerals Which Give The Formations Beautiful Colors Of Red, Blue, Gray, Brown And Sparkling White.  Tour Lasts Approx. 1 Hr.  Guided Tours Leave From Gift Shop About Every 20 mins.  For More Information You May Call 1 (423) 878-2011 Or Visit Their Site At: www.BristolCaverns.com                                             

Cherokee Adventures     Our Specialty Is The Scenic Nolichucky River. The Nolichucky, Winding Through Both North Carolina And Tennessee, Offers A Variety Of Whitewater Rapids That Cut Their Way Through A Beautiful 3,000 Ft. Gorge.  For Tennessee Whitewater Rafting We Offer The Lower Nolichucky, Watauga, And Holston Rivers. For North Carolina Whitewater Rafting We Offer The Nolichucky River And Trips On The French Broad.  We Don't Just Do Whitewater Rafting Trips:  We Also Offer Funyaks,  Mountain-Biking Tours, Ropes Courses, Family Fun, And More!  For More Information On The Exhilarating Nolichucky Whitewater Trips, As Well As All Others, Visit Their Site At: www.CherokeeAdventures.com  Or Call Us Toll Free At:  1-800-445-7238. 

Area WaterFalls  TN/NC    Elk River Falls Is The Closest And The Easiest To Visit In The Area.  Other Falls Nearby In The Hampton Area Include Laurel Fork Falls, Coon Den Falls & Dennis Cove Falls.  Driving Towards Unicoi Area You Can See Rock Creek Falls, Red Fork Falls, Rocky Fork Falls, Pine Ridge Falls & Sills Branch Falls.  The Largest Falls & Cascade In The Area (Crabtree Falls) Can Be Found Off The Blue Ridge Parkway In The Crabtree Meadows Recreation Area And Is A Fair Drive From The Cabin.  And If You Are In This Area You Might As Well Visit Roaring Fork Falls & Setrock Creek Falls.  Photo's And Directions To All Of These & More Visit:  AppalachianTreks.blogspot.com

Sugar Mountain    Is A Long Time Favorite With Families And Is The Largest Ski Area In North Carolina.   There Are 115 Skiable Acres  And  20  Runs, Along With Eight Lifts, Including One Triple, Four Doubles, And Three Surface Lifts.  The Terrain Park, For Snowboarders Only, Has Its Own Surface Lift.  There Is Also SnowTubing And Snowshoeing Available.  With 40% Novice, 40% Intermediate And 20% Expert, There Is Terrain For All Abilities.  Located On The Sugar Mountain Golf Course; There Is 700 Feet Of Tubing Runs That Have Their Own Lifts; Snowmaking, Lights For Night Tubing And Are Groomed Regularly.  For Information On Skiing, Rental Rates, And Other Special Events, Call Toll Free 1-800-784-2768 Or Visit: www.SkiSugar.com 

Beech Mountain     Located  In The Mountains Of Western North Carolina.  Since 1967  Ski Beech Redefines Southern Skiing  As The Highest Ski Resort In Eastern North America, At 5506 Feet Above Sea Level.   With 15 Slopes And 10 Lifts, Ski Beech Has Terrain For The Beginner All The Way To The Seasoned  Expert.  They Also Provide Tons Of Fun For Non-Skiers, With A Picturesque Ice Skating Rink And Snow Tubing.  Ski Beech Is A "Total Winter Experience"  With Excellent Skiing (Day Or Night) And A Charming Alpine Village Filled With Intriguing Shops, Tempting Restaurants And More.  Ski Beech Offers 100% SnowMaking On All Slopes And Trails.  For More Information Call Toll Free 1-800-438-2093 Or Visit Them At: www.SkiBeech.com                                                                                           

Gray Fossil Museum     ETSU’s Natural History Museum & Visitor Center Introduces Visitors To The 5-million Year Old Gray Fossil Site, Discovered In 2000 By TDOT Highway Crews.  The Museum Offers Tours Of An Ongoing Fossil Dig, Interactive Exhibits, And Education Programs For People Of All Ages.  The Museum Also Features Temporary Taveling Exhibits That Change Three Times A Year And Is Open Daily 8:30 am Until 5 pm Except For 3 Major Holidays: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day And Thanksgiving Day.  For More Information, Call Toll-Free 1-866-202-6223  Or Visit Their Site At: www.GrayFossilMuseum.com                       

Blowing Rock   North Carolina's  Oldest Travel Attraction Since 1933, Is An Immense Cliff  4,000 Feet Above Sea Level Overhanging Johns River Gorge 3,000 Feet Below.  The Phenomenon Is So Called  Because The Rocky Walls Of The Gorge Form A Flume Through Which The Northwest Wind Sweeps With Such Force That It Returns Light Objects Cast Over The Void.  The Blowing Rocks Mysterious Winds Cause Even The Snow To Fall Upside Down.  Visible From "The Rock" To The West Are Granfather Mtn. (The Highest Peak In The Blue Ridge Chain) And Mount Mitchell (The Highest Peak East Of The Rockies.  Enjoy The Scenic Views And Observation Tower, Gardens, Small Garden WaterFall And A Unique Gift Shop.  Open All Year Round, The Gift Shop Offers A Wide Variety Of  Souvenirs, And The Snack Shop Offers Yet More Gifts And Collectibles.  For Information Call 1-828-295-7111 Or Visit Their Site At:  www.TheBlowingRock.com

Blue Ridge Parkway        Outstanding Scenery And Recreational Opportunities Make The Blue Ridge Parkway One Of The Most Popular Units Of The National Park System. "America's Favorite Drive" Winds Its Way 469 Miles Through Mountain Meadows And Past Seemingly Endless Vistas. Split-Rail Fences, Old Farmsteads, Waterfalls, And Historic Structures Complement Spectacular Views Of Distant Mountains And Neighboring Valleys.  The Parkway Incorporates Several Recreation Areas, Some Exceeding 6,000 Acres. These Parks Within The Parkway Have Visitor Centers, Camp Grounds, Picnic Areas, Trails And, In Many Instances,  Restaurants, & Other Facilities. Visit The Parkway Site To Plan Your Trip At: www.BlueRidgeParkway.org 

Carowinds Theme  Park        Is 112 Acres Of Ultimate Entertainment  For The Entire Family.  Thrill Rides, Family Rides, Nickelodeon Central, Live Shows And Boomerang Bay.  More Than 30 Restaurants & Snack Stands Provide A Broad Dining Experience.   Thrill Rides Include NightHawk And Afterburn World Class Roller Coasters, For Some Pulse-Pounding Fun.   Guaranteed Fun Also At Nickelodeon Central.  Ride, Spin, Twirl & Hug The Day Away With Your Favorite Characters From The Nickelodeon TV Shows.  Enjoy 20 Acres Of An Awesome Water Park At Boomerang Bay .  Navigate A 4 Story Rafting Adventure, Plunge Through Twisting Tube Slides; Climb, Spray, Splash On A Huge, Flowing Playground; Relax In A Heated Lagoon; Brave Wild Waves Or Let The World Melt Away With A Float Down A Ramblin' River!!   For More Information You May Call 1-800-888-4386  Or Visit Their Site At:  www.Carowinds.com

 

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