Discover Unicoi County: Outdoor Adventures and Local Attractions


Discover Unicoi County—Today, we're thrilled to have Austin Finch, the economic development director for the Joint Economic Development Board of Unicoi County. This is our ninth and final episode promoting Northeast Tennessee as a tourism destination. It is produced in collaboration with Visit Johnson City and regional partners hosting the OWAA's inaugural Field Fest event.

Austin is passionate about growing Unicoi County’s economy through outdoor recreation and tourism. Get ready for insider tips on the top ten must-visit spots, thriving local businesses, and the exciting opportunities northeast Tennessee holds—not just for visitors but for those considering making it their home!


🎧 Episode Spotlight: Austin Finch, the economic development director for the Joint Economic Development Board of Unicoi County.

🌎 Thriving Local Economy—Thanks to the influx of visitors and the community’s concerted efforts, downtown businesses in Erwin are seeing record sales and steady growth. New restaurants, such as the recently opened eateries, successful hostels, and plans for a boutique hotel, are making Unicoi County a vibrant, economically thriving area.

🏞️ Outdoor Adventures Galore—Natural assets (national forests, waterfalls, and the  Appalachian Trail). Experience climbing the breathtaking "Beauty Spot Top" and "Unaka Mountain," embracing the beauty of the Appalachian Trail and uncovering secluded waterfalls.

🏞️ Top Recommendations—Exhilarating hiking spots like Red Fork State Park and Rock Creek Park and the synchronous fireflies!

🏡 Local Heritage—The Unicoi County Heritage Museum, Clinchfield Railroad Museum, The Erwin National Fish Hatchery, and the Bogart Bowman Cabin.

☕️🥯 Culinary Delights—Red Fork Restaurant, Bellflower Bakery. Coffee aficionados will love the cozy Steel Rails Coffee House


Click here to learn more about Unicoi County on their website.


The Unicoi County Heritage Museum
Clinchfield Railroad Museum
The Erwin National Fish Hatchery
The Bogart Bowman Cabin
The Bellflower
Steel Rails Coffee House
The Red Fork


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