Embrace Your Own Space!

Not able to take that weekend trip? Here’s five ways to be a tourist without leaving home!

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Check out special events going on in your town. Festivals cruise-ins, concerts and other events are happening right down the street. Add a special meal from a top quality restaurant and you will have an evening or a day to remember.



peak hikingGo for a hike. All areas of Tazewell County have wonderful walking trails just waiting for you and your family. Pack a picnic lunch and add to the fun. Try the new walking trail in Pocahontas that links the Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine to the Laurel Meadows Park. The trail follows the path of the former railroad line. Another walking trail can be found at the Graham Recreational Park where the hills make for a great cardio workout or go at a slower pace and enjoy the views. Lincolnshire Park in Tazewell has a newly improved walking trail that winds around the beautiful 21 acre lake. If you are on the Western end of Tazewell County check out the Clinch River Walking Trail. The Clinch River is considered one of the only ecologically intact (undammed) headwaters of the Tennessee River system and is the home of a number of rare and endangered species. The walking trail follows the old railroad track from Critterville Playground.



Grab your fishing pole and your license and go fishing. As the most biologically diverse river in North America, Tazewell County’s Clinch River offers a great fishing experience. The Bluestone River and Roaring Fork are also favorites for local fishermen.  Sit and relax as the water flows by while you wait on that tug on your line. Keep an eye out for free special fishing events held across the county for children. The streams are stocked for these events. There are also several stocked ponds, like the Falls Mills Fishing Club,  where you can pay a small fee to fish.  Stay Tuned!  Another blog post is coming soon about all the secret fishing holes of Tazewell County!


411Go camping at Cavitt’s Creek Park. There are playgrounds for the young and the young at heart. Fishing is relaxing or go out on the Lake Witten on a paddle boat or kayak. Give your children memories from your childhood with a weenie roast over an open fire followed by ooey , gooey, delicious s’mores. Watch the stars come out and see how many constellations you can find. Don’t forget to tell scary ghost stories before everyone turns in for the night. And if they just won’t quieten down, try a game of listening to all the night sounds. Can you hear that owl?


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Try out the Original Pocahontas ATV Trail. The OP trail is perfect for everyone, from beginners to experts. The trails are clearly marked for expertise. Several new lodging experiences are located near the trail to add to your adventure.