Thinking about exploring Northeast Tennessee? There’s more…to see and do here. Take a hike on the Appalachian Trail, camp in a state park, visit a historic landmark, chow down on delicious eats, sample some craft brews, and much more. We can’t wait to show you around. Northeast Tennessee borders North Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky in the Appalachian Mountains. With 230 miles of internationally known rivers and 288 miles of the Appalachian Trail, its the true outdoors with endless opportunities to explore and less time sitting in traffic. Northeast Tennessee’s Tri-Cities of Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City and small towns along the way make up a diverse region of outdoor recreation, music, history and everything in between.