Tri-Cities and northern cherokee national forest area
Fun Fact: Johnson City is actually east of the Cumberland gap.
I imagine a lot of folks only know Johnson City TN from Wagon Wheel (or “Johnson City, F*CK Tennessee!” if you’ve ever been in a bar in the state of Kentucky). Although that Trucker out of Philly was a bit confused after that nice long toke, he was headed the right direction. Even being from Kentucky, I have always loved the Tri-Cities area. Northeast TN is overloaded with outdoor adventure opportunities and certainly deserves to be on anyone’s list of weekend trips.