With beautiful climate and scenery, and attractions such as Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the East Tennessee Olympic Whitewater Course on the Ocoee River, there is plenty in our region for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. TVA’s reservoirs and surrounding land offer an abundance of recreational opportunities, such as water skiing, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, fishing, swimming, hiking, nature photography, picnicking, bird watching and camping. Additionally, the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center hosts an online resource for area activities, including an event calendar. The center also provides maps, flyers and other outdoor resources to help everyone get out and play. For ideas about recreation, dining and much more in Blount County, visit the Smoky Mountains Tourism Development Authority.
For those who prefer the city life, Knoxville’s casual bustle and cultural opportunities provide ample opportunities to enjoy live music, theater, eclectic and fine dining, and so much more.