Outdoor Activities

Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is a 2,181-mile long public footpath that runs from Maine  to Georgia. Enjoyed by 4 million people annually, the trail is appealing to all ages  and abilities. The trail passes through 14 states in the eastern U.S. and offers  hikers spectacular scenery, enjoyable exercise, and the opportunity for  adventure.

Cherokee National Forest

423 – 476 – 9700

The Cherokee National Forest offers 656,000 acres of public land that can be used for hiking, camping, fishing, biking and much more.

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Nolichucky River Outpost, Erwin, TN

1 – 888 – 905 – 7238

Head down the Nolichucky River on a white water raft and take on wavy rapids and an impressive wilderness! NOC runs small, intimate rafting trips, allowing you and your group to fully absorb the experience.

Jump TN

Greeneville Airport (GCY) 246 Airport Rd. Greeneville, TN 37745

423 – 765 – 5111

Explore Greeneville from 10,500 feet above the ground at the Greeneville Municipal Airport. JumpTN is a group of professional skydivers who operate right here in Greeneville, TN. JumpTN holds the current state record for completing a 37 skydiver large formation as well as having members who have been part of the United States parachute team multiple times. Whether you are checking off your bucket list or you are looking for a group of people who share your adventurous spirit, this is a great place to start. For more information, check out http://www.jumptn.com to schedule a jump today.

Margarette Falls Trail

1362 Shelton Mission Rd., Greeneville, TN 37743

Sill Branch Falls

Clarks Creek Rd., Erwin, TN 37650

Greeneville Flyboys

Pioneer Park at Tusculum University
135 Shiloh Rd., Tusculum, TN  37745

423 – 609 – 7400 

Pioneer Putt Putt

45 E Andrew Johnson Hwy, Tusculum, TN 37745

Kinser Park Campground

780 Kinser Park Lane Greeneville, TN 37743

423 – 639 – 5912

Kinser Park is located on the Nolichucky River and offers putt-putt golf, a water slide, fishing (license required), softball fields, batting cages, horseshoe pits, and trails. The park also offers family vacation packages, picnics,  pavilions, private special events and festivals and entertainment. All visitors can enjoy these recreational opportunities. There is a fee for some activities and some have specific hours.

The park is open each year from April 1st – October 31st.

Brights Zoo

3425 Hwy 11E, Limestone, TN 37681

423 – 257 – 1927

Brights Zoo is a private, family-owned facility nestled in the hills of East Tennessee. Animals living here include some rare & endangered species such as addax, bongo and scimitar-horned oryx, and bactrian camels. The center also contains more common but exotic creatures like red kangaroos, spider monkeys, pandas and zebras.

Funny Farm 

4957 Old Stage Rd, Chuckey, TN 37641

423 – 329 – 3632

Located in Chuckey, Tennessee, KT Acres has started their Funny Farm and Shed. The storefront, the Shed, sells farm fresh products including seasonal berries, flowers, apparel, sweets, and farm goods. 

Our goal is to give children and adults alike a taste of farm life. We want to share unique farm experiences that you may not otherwise get to experience. We hope to share our love of working animals with you and maybe teach you a couple things about agritourism and agriculture.

Mustang Alley Riding Stables

1020 Walters Rd., Greeneville, TN 37743

423 – 552 – 598

Mustang Alley Riding Stables has 55 acres dedicated to hourly rides, and visitors can ride on the Cherokee National Park horse trails during the all day rides. Horses are available for beginners and more experienced riders. Call for appointment.

The Wandering Llamas

423 – 426 – 7626

Make your reservations for the year now, as slots fill up fast!

Horse Creek

1455, Camp Cordell Hull, stationed in Unicoi, TN

877 – 444 – 6777

Horse Creek Recreation Area is located eight miles from Greeneville, off TN 107 north. This recreation area is nestled into a hardwood cove beside its namesake, Horse Creek.

There are facilities for camping and day-use activities including hiking, fishing, picnicking and swimming.  During the 1930’s, a rustic picnic pavilion and swimming area were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 1455, Camp Cordell Hull, stationed in Unicoi, TN.

Asheville Fly Fishing Company

828 – 779 – 9008

Guided fishing trips for smallmouth bass, trout and musky in nearby Western North Carolina and East Tennessee on rivers including the South Holston River, Watauga River, Nolichucky River, French Broad River, Pigeon River and Pisgah National Forest. They offer Wade Trips, Float Trips via Drift Boats and Rafts, and Multi-Day Trips with Safari Camp and Private Chef. Each trip is tailor-made with award-winning, professional guides. They welcome anglers of all experience levels and enjoy helping guests develop their fly-fishing skills. For more advanced thrill-seeking anglers, they can provide a more challenging fly fishing experience.