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Expecting to hear “I’m bored!” before the week is over? There are plenty of family-friendly activities nearby when you stay at Hickory Star Resort and Marina. Here are just a few day trips to area attractions and festivities we recommend.

Hiking, biking and wildlife in our state and national parks

Loyston Point
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

Maps of Historic Trails through East Tennessee

East Tennessee River Valley Geotourism Map
White Lightning Trail

Annual Folk Life Festivals

April and May – Dogwood Festival, Rossini Festival
June – Secret City Festival, White Lightning Festival
July – Bubba Brew’s July 4th Fireworks at Beach Island Marina
September – Luttrell Bluegrass Festival, Louie Bluie Festival, Hogskin Festival at Narrow Ridge Literacy Center
October – Clinch River Antique Festival, Heritage Festival