And How Exactly Do We Compare With Other Counties and Other Observations? Historically, visitors have spent more money in Roane County year over year, and the beginning of 2020 started out no differently. Occupancy tax was up 56% during the fall and winter months – but that soon changed. When travel slowed down in MarchRead More Visitors Still Making an Impact in Roane
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Life Along the 652
Roane County was 1 of the 5 Pilot Communities chosen in 2019 to help launch a new program created by the University of Tennessee’s School of Landscape Architecture, called the Tennessee Riverline 652. This program is “a vision for North America’s next great regional trail system” – think Appalachian Trail on water. The trail is the 652Read More Life Along the 652
A Bird’s Eye View of Roane County
Nestled behind the iconic Kingston TVA Steam Plant, Lakeshore Park is one of the best birdwatching sites in the region.
Things to Do July 4th Weekend in Roane
While the temps are rising, like a typical Tennessee summer, this July 4th holiday weekend is going to be different to say the least. Many of our usual Independence Day celebrations have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
More Visitors Are Soaking in Roane
Four years ago Roane Tourism amped up our marketing program by first creating a more visual website – after all, people do come here because of the beauty. So this required photo and video shoots to capture life in Roane. Then we went to work marketing all over about how you could Soak in RoaneRead More More Visitors Are Soaking in Roane
Storm the Fort & Take Home the Cannon
Most days are calm and quiet at Fort Southwest Point in Kingston. This reconstructed pioneer fort and museum overlooks the lake and preserves a serene part of Roane County history. However, there’s one day every year where people come to storm the fort. Sounds intense, right? The Storm the Fort Half & Sprint Triathlon isRead More Storm the Fort & Take Home the Cannon
A Beautiful Weekend at WhiteStone Inn
My husband and I celebrated our two year anniversary enjoying the lovely, inviting, breath-taking views of WhiteStone Inn. Located on Watts Bar Lake and just 30 minutes from our home in Harriman, WhiteStone Inn is described as a “sanctuary for the soul” – and I can attest it is just that. When you look on theirRead More A Beautiful Weekend at WhiteStone Inn
Smokin’ the Water July 4th Festival
July 4th is celebrated in a big way here in Roane County. What a fun weekend! Smokin’ the Water July 4th Celebration July 3 – 4 10 am – 10 pm $2 Entry Fee (wrist band gets you in on 3rd & 4th) This year this annual day-long waterfront festival was host to the APBARead More Smokin’ the Water July 4th Festival