Water Sports

If water is your thing and you are visiting East Tennessee in the Appalachian Mountains, then Historic Jonesborough is your place. While staying at one of the charming Bed and Breakfasts or shopping in one of our unique stores in downtown Historic Jonesborough, take the opportunity to visit one of our area lakes or rivers. They offer endless opportunities for various adventure sports in beautiful East Tennessee including whitewater rafting, kayaking, motor boating, canoeing and tubing. The mountains provide the perfect backdrop for your rapids adventure down the Nolichucky River and our placid lakes are perfect for your summer or fall afternoon canoe ride. Whether you are staying in the Storytelling Capital of the World or nearby Johnson City, Kingsport or Bristol, you will want show off your outdoorsy side and spend a day trip rafting down the rapids on your own water adventure.  

Take the whole family on a water adventure on the Nolichucky River for an experience you will never forget! You can make an easy trip to nearby Erwin for a guided trip down the river with all of your equipment and supplies included in the fee. All you need to bring is a dry change of clothes!

East Tennessee is blessed with an abundance of waterways for boaters of all kind. Whether your goal is to relax and fish or to go out and water ski, tube, or swim, East Tennessee lakes have a lot to offer you. Check out Boone, Watauga and South Holston Lakes for all your water fun!!

No vacation would be complete without a whitewater adventure down East Tennessee’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The Lower Nolichucky River is conveniently located a short drive from your stay in Historic Jonesborough so you can make a day trip out of your adventure.

Bring your own equipment or choose a competent and experienced rafting company on the Nolichucky River for a wild adventure. The beautiful mountains of East Tennessee are blessed with one of the best Class III & IV rafting rivers in the world! The renowned Nolichucky Gorge offers the rugged beauty of sheer rock walls, lunch, thickly forested mountains, and boasts superlative whitewater action with big, turbulent rapids and it’s only a short drive from your stay in Historic Jonesborough.

If you want a relaxing day on the water with a little exercise, or you’re looking to catch your dinner on the lake, then canoeing is the perfect way to spend your day in the Appalachian Mountains. After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast in one of our Bed and Breakfasts, take a trip out to nearby Boone, Watauga or South Holston Lake for a relaxing day on the water.