One of the most enjoyable things that you can take advantage of on your next visit to Historic Jonesborough in the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee is a great outdoor experience. Jonesborough itself offers a small town natural atmosphere that lets you forget your worries and helps to slow time down. Whether you are looking for an adventurous nature hike for some exercise or a leisurely walk to keep up your fitness level, East Tennessee and Jonesborough have what you are looking for. Jonesborough itself offers varying degrees of difficulty hiking trails in the 100 plus acre Persimmon Ridge Park, just about a mile from downtown. In addition, there are also the Eldridge-Jonesborough Scenic Trails, just about a mile from downtown as well. If it’s a good stroll you’re looking for, take advantage of the walking trails in and around downtown Jonesborough. No matter what level of hiking/walking you’re looking for, you’re sure to appreciate the beautiful landscape, mountains and trees and birds and to feel closer to nature when you leave. And if you’re quiet, you might even spot a deer or a wild turkey!

The Lost State Scenic Walkway is currently being developed and Phase II will be completed in late 2010 and will pick up at Barkley Creek Park off of West Main Street, follow Little Limestone Creek through downtown and connect to Mill Spring Park. This will offer more walking opportunities for our visitors.

If you’re visiting nearby Johnson City, Kingsport or Bristol, come stay with us and check out all there is to offer. You are sure to find a reason to come back and stay with us again. And be sure to visit our wonderful and unique dining and shopping opportunities after your adventure. Historic Jonesborough always has a refreshing meal and that unique item to take home with you.

Hiking/Walking Trails in and around Jonesborough:

Persimmon Ridge Park, Eldridge-Jonesborough Scenic Trails, Lost State Scenic Walkway

Sycamore Shoals State Park

Kinser Park, Paint Creek Recreation Area

Roan Mountain
Roan Mountain State Park

Little Oak Recreational Area, Steele Creek Park, South Holston Dam,
Virginia Creeper Trail (Abingdon, VA)  

Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport Greenbelt, Warriors Path State Park

Johnson City
Buffalo Mountain, Johnson City Bicycle Loop