There's an energy that surrounds Morristown. A clean air, blue sky beckoning that sings across hiking, mountain biking and horseback-friendly trails and occurs naturally in the open waters and sprawling parks.
A true destination of adventures, Morristown is an outdoor lover's paradise welcoming one and all from the novice golfer to the avid fisherman. Resting in Tennessee's northeast corner, this Hamblen County hub boasts recreation centers, tennis courts, baseball, softball and little league fields, football and soccer fields as well as 15 parks and playgrounds with picnic areas available year-round.
Morristown is home to three professional disc golf courses thoughtfully laid out with a mix of open, wooded and hilly terrain for all skill levels. "The Big 3" courses have played host to the Tennessee State Disc Golf Championships, held the first weekend in June since 2013.
Choose from numerous traditional golf courses. Two local courses – Millstone and the Morristown Golf and Country Club – impress with top-notch facilities, professional golf instruction, junior camps and clinics. Neighboring Clinchview Golf Club in Bean Station is family-owned and cooler-friendly with gentle, rolling terrain.
BMX fans revel in the race course at Frank Lorino Park, where berm turns, step downs and rhythm sections challenge riders during local and state level competitions.
Enjoy lakeside camping, walking trails, playgrounds and a competition disc golf course at Cherokee Park. The 178-acre public park delivers postcard-worthy lake and mountain vistas and features a popular concert venue and a new-in-2015 Splash Pad.
Explore spacious Panther Creek State Park where 17 stunning and varied hiking trails span more than 30 miles. Take in brilliant views of Cherokee Lake and the Cumberland Mountains, relish prime birding and fishing and set up camp enveloped by a pristine wilderness preserve.
Hit the trail on two wheels or four legs and discover 15 miles of bike paths and seven miles of horseback riding routes. Or relax at Panther Creek's pool, picnic areas and pavilions.
Named for the Native American tribe that once resided here, nearby 30,300-acre Cherokee Lake is the perfect destination for beach lounging and swimming or seeking out that tucked-away fishing spot. (Tip: Hire a local guide to take you to the best spots. A year-round boat launch ramp and 463 miles of shoreline ensure four seasons of memories on the water. Rent a pontoon and comb the secluded islands for that sublime campsite.
Learn more about Morristown and plan your getaway today. Do you have a favorite stop in this beautiful outdoor adventure city?