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Nolichucky Outdoor Learning Institute

Located on the banks of the beautiful Nolichucky River in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee, we are the region's first comprehensive outdoor school offering courses and instruction for all ability levels in a variety of disciplines including kayak, canoe, water...

Erwin Fishery Park

The park, surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Unaka Mountains, features hiking trails, a pond and restored wetland, basketball and tennis courts, covered pavilions, picnic tables, playground facilities, swimming pool and the most recent extension of Erwin’s...

Erwin Veteran’s Memorial Park

The Veteran’s Memorial Park, another new addition to Unicoi County, features a covered pavilion with picnic tables perfect for family gatherings. The park also displays monuments honoring Unicoi County’s soldiers.

Chestoa Recreation Area

The Chestoa Recreation Area, located along the banks of the mighty Nolichucky River, has 10 picnic tables, grills, changing rooms and a vault toilet.  There are two short foot trails and a sandy area for wading along the river.  Shoals just upstream and downstream are...

Gathering Place Park

The Gathering Place Park, one of Unicoi County’s newest parks, is located on South Main Avenue between Plant Palace Florist and Gifts and Keesecker Appliance.  The park contains umbrella-covered tables and chairs and features a large stage.  The Gathering Place Park...

Erwin Linear Trail

The Erwin Linear Trail runs parallel to I-26 along North Indian Creek and the Nolichucky River waterways in Erwin. Designed to simultaneously protect and enhance the environment, while providing recreational space, the paved trails meander through, around and over...

Rock Creek Recreation Area

The park offers both day-use and extended stay opportunities for visitors. Rock Creek Park offers short hiking trails, scattered picnic tables, a swimming pool, a bike trail and an amphitheater. The park also offers modern camping accomodations in a beautiful cove at...

Rocky Fork State Park

Approximately 6,000 acres of the near 10,000-acre Rocky Fork tract are located in Unicoi County. The other 4,000 acres are found in Greene, County.  The area is named for the creek that runs through its center and lies within the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee...

Battle of Red Banks

A historic marker in South Unicoi County indicates the site of the infamous Civil War Battle of Red Banks.  In 1864, the Union won a battle of mounted infantry and cavalry forces at Red Banks near the Nolichucky River.  On December 29, 1864, the Third Regiment of...

Beauty Spot and Unaka Mountain Overlook

View and explore the breathtaking scenery from one of the southern Appalachian’s highest elevation mountain balds.  The balds at Beauty Spot are maintained in a grassy stage, surrounded by rhododendrons and other native mountain plants.  Hike a portion of the...

Clinchfield Railroad Museum

Modeled to look like an old-fashioned train depot, the new Clinchfield Railroad Museum pays homage to Town of Erwin’s rich railroad history.  The museum is located adjacent to the Unicoi County Heritage Museum.  The museum also features a stage at the front of the...

Unicoi County Heritage Museum

The Unicoi County Heritage Museum, housed in a turn-of-the-century home originally built for the Superintendent of the National Fish Hatchery in Erwin, showcases the county’s history in uniquely themed rooms.The house features the following themed rooms: Parlor, Blue...

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