A cool summer in Tennessee

A cool summer in Tennessee

Monday, 22 Jul, 2023 0

Despite being a landlocked state, Tennessee has a wealth of fun options to stay cool and beat the heat this summer.

Serene lakes and rivers abound across the state, offering fun on the water from frafting and kayaking to canyoning and relaxing tubing.

There are so fascinating ways to explore Tennessee’s scenic landscapes on the water. Here are 10 of the best:


Whitewater Rafting on the Nolichucky River: Experience heart-pounding rapids and exhilarating cascades as you navigate the scenic Nolichucky River in east Tennessee. Renowned as one of the premier whitewater destinations in the country, this river promises an adrenaline-pumping adventure.


Kayaking on the Hiwassee River Gorge: Take a serene kayaking journey through the picturesque Hiwassee River Gorge in southeast Tennessee. Paddle among towering cliffs, forests and calm waters, navigating the region’s natural beauty.


Scenic Boat Tour on Reelfoot Lake: Go on a guided boat tour of Reelfoot Lake, a picturesque natural treasure. Marvel at the cypress trees, submerged forests, and abundant wildlife, including eagles and herons.


Pontoon Boating on Norris Lake: Cruise along the pristine waters of Norris Lake. With over 800 miles of shoreline north of Knoxville, this expansive lake offers ample opportunities for swimming, fishing, and enjoying panoramic views.


Stand-Up Paddleboarding at Ijams Quarry in Knoxville: Test your balance and core strength while gliding atop the tranquil waters of the quarry. Paddleboarding provides a unique perspective of the landscape.


Waterfall Canyoning at Fall Creek Falls: Embark on a thrilling canyoning adventure at Fall Creek Falls State Park. Rappel down cascading waterfalls into refreshing pools and explore the park’s breathtaking nature.


Jet Skiing on Boone Lake: Feel the rush speeding across the clear waters of Boone Lake on a jet ski. Enjoy the the thrill of zipping above the lake’s vast expanse.


Fishing on the Tennessee River: Cast your line into the legendary Tennessee River, renowned for its abundant fish. Whether you’re an avid angler or a novice, the river offers a rewarding and relaxing experience. The Lodge at Pickwick Landing is a popular retreat for anglers in West Tennessee.


Water Tubing on the Little River: Relax as you float along the gentle currents of the Little River. Tubing offers a leisurely way to soak up the sun and enjoy the scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains.


Splash Around at Soaky Mountain Waterpark: Soaky Mountain in Sevierville offers fun adventures including a massive 35,000 square feet wave pool, a one-of-a-kind water coaster and two high intensity body slides. This destination offers nonstop fun for the entire family.

For more Tennessee inspiration on the water this summer, visit TNvacation.com.

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