Outdoor Activities

Ski Resorts Near Johnson City

Wolf Laurel, North Carolina , 21 miles, vertical drop 700 feet

Hawksnest, North Carolina , 39 miles, vertical drop 619 feet

Ski Beech, North Carolina , 35 miles, vertical drop 830 feet

Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 37 miles, vertical drop 1200 feet

Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 50 miles, vertical drop 365 feet

Cataloochee, North Carolina , 64 miles, vertical drop 740 feet

Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 88 miles, vertical drop 600 feet

Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 97 miles, vertical drop 225 feet

Sky Valley, Georgia , 101 miles, vertical drop 210 feet

Winterplace, West Virginia , 112 miles, vertical drop 603 feet

* Distances listed are direct linear distances from the center of the metro area to the ski areas listed, actual driving distance is longer.
Mountain Biking

Virginia’s Creeper Trail
Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Shop

Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking


Kayak rentals at ETSU Center for Physical Activity
Cherokee Adventures, Inc.
Nantahala Outdoor Center, Inc.
USA Raft
Wahoo’s Adventures
Watauga Kayak

Camping, Fishing, and Hiking

Camping equipment rentals at ETSU Center for Physical Activity
Campgrounds
Fishing
Fly Fishing
Watauga Lake

Boone Lake
TVA-Boone Dam Conditions
Lakeshore Resort & Marina
TVA – Watauga Dam Conditions
Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Hiking in Tennessee
Overmountain Victory Trail
ETSU Basler Ropes Challenge Course