Outdoor Recreation
Hiking in Eastern Tennessee Hiking in East Tennessee  
Whether you're looking for a vigorous hike or a leisurely stroll, the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Tennesse offer trails with breathtaking views, so don't forget your camera.  Wildlife watchers will likely find plentiful birds, wild turkeys, or deer.  Several walking trails are located right downtown and just a mile from downtown Jonesborough, Persimmon Ridge Park has a variety of trails for every skill level.
Swimming at the Water Park in Jonesborough, Tennessee Wetlands Water Park 888-662-1885
The Wetlands Water Park is the perfect way to beat the heat in summer.  The water park features an 80-foot enclosed fiberglass flume slide, a lazy river, and a children's play area.  Tube rentals are available.
Fishing in the Appalachian Mountains Fishing in the Appalachian Mountains
The Appalachians offer abundant lakes for fishing bass and trout and plentiful streams and rivers for fly fishing.  There are many guides available in the area to assist you.  Fishermen will appreciate some of the best bass fishing in the country in East Tennessee!
Horseback Riding in Warriors Path State Park Horseback Riding 423-323-8543
Bring your own horses to board them or select a horse from some of the local stables.  Whether you're a seasoned rider or just a beginner, the woodland trails in East Tennessee are a magical place when you're riding.  Several local state parks provide equestrian support facilities.

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Summer Salad Main Street Cafe & Catering 423-753-2460
The Main Street Cafe is located in the old 1930’s United States Post Office building in the heart of historic Jonesborough.  They have both inside and outdoor seating and offer delicious rustic pizza, soups, salads, and fresh ground coffee.  You won't want to miss their baked desserts!
italian ciabatta panini sandwich The Dining Room
Local press have named The Dining Room one of the Top 10 Tri-Cities restaurants.  Their Cuban flavored menu includes stacked sandwiches, paninis, fresh homemade salads and soups.  Reservations are recommended as they can get quite crowded, especially on Friday and Saturday nights when they have a special menu.

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Theater in Eastern Tennessee Jonesborough Repertory Theatre 423-753-1010
The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre performs entertaining and educational live theatre which is enjoyable, uplifting, and thought- provoking. They select plays for their educational programs, children's theatre, and special events which are dedicated to enriching the lives of the East Tennessee residents.
Music Concert Series in Eastern Tennessee Music on the Square 423-753-1010
Every Friday evening from May through September, visitors and locals come together for Music On The Square which is a weekly series of concerts that are free to the public and takes place in front of the Courthouse on Main Street in downtown Jonesborough. This wonderful social event brings people together in their common love of quality performances.
Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough in Eastern Tennessee National Storytelling Festival 423-913-1276
The International Storytelling Center provides the only facility anywhere in the world devoted exclusively to the power of storytelling and its creative applications.  The campus includes the 14,000-square-foot Mary B. Martin Storytelling Hall which hosts exhibits about storytelling and the Center’s work and a retail shop with books, recordings, and gifts.  Live daily storytelling is available from May through October.
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Antiques Antique Shopping  
Jonesborough antique shops provide hard-to-find treasures and unique home decor. You'll find a little bit of everything from memorabilia, antique furniture, vintage clothing, to the products of contemporary designers.
Pottery Art & Crafts  
Crafting experts in Jonesborough offer scented candles, rustic home décor, hand-made baskets and pottery, unique floral designs, and Native American Indian and ethnic art.  Find the perfect gift or learn to make your own!
Earth & Sky Confections Earth and Sky Confections  
If you are craving chocolate treats, Earth and Sky Confections offers beautiful homemade and hand decorated candy.
Bakery in Jonesborough, Tennessee Bakeries & Breweries
Whether you're craving artisan baked goods or freshly brewed beer, Jonesborough has what you need.  The Depot Street Brewery offers finely drafted beverages for every taste.

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Downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee

Taking a walk down historic Main Street in Downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee is like stepping into the past with its quaint shops and rich heritage.  With delicious food, antique shops, and art galleries, there is something for everyone in Jonesborough.  Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Tennessee, this town is also a great home base while you enjoy all that nature has to offer in the Great Smokey Mountains.

Below are a few of our favorite activities to do while visiting Tennessee.  We are happy to give you other suggestions to help you plan your trip while you stay with us at the Franklin House Bed and Breakfast.
The Franklin House B&B   |   116 Franklin Ave.,  Jonesborough, TN 37659   |   423-677-3819   |   franklinhousebb97@gmail.com