At Mom Explores the Smokies, we believe that building a life full of fun family memories doesn’t have to be costly, stressful or involve a lot of travel to far off lands. While there’s always room for a good vacation, we believe you have everything you need to create a life well lived, right here in East Tennessee!
Stick with us and we’ll show you the ins and outs of how to plan and discover free and cheap family-fun in your city, state, and even your own backyard!
With our help you really can make BIG family memories, one small adventure at a time!
How to Use This Site to Find Things to Do in East TN
Mom Explores The Smokies is separated into distinct sections to help you better find what you need.
Here you’ll find fun specifically chosen for the current season. Check out some of our most popular seasonal posts below.
Spring and Summer
- 15 Stunning Sunflower Fields in East Tennessee
- Beast Beach Vacations in the South
- Spray Bottle Nature Art Project
- Most Breathtaking Scenic Fall Drives
- Top Orchards: Pick Apples in East Tennessee
- Press and Squish Color Mixing Fall Leaves Art Project
You an also view ideas located directly in your own metro area. Each metro area includes the main city and it’s immediately surrounding counties. See where your county falls below.
Outdoor living is is a huge part of the East TN lifestyle, from hiking to fly fishing, we have it all! Our outdoor living section is filled with great ideas for simple nature adventures and backyard tranquility.
If you and Mother Nature aren’t the best of friends, chances are you’ve just yet to find your outdoor passion. Let us help you discover it! View our most popular outdoor living posts below.
Thriving at Home
The truth is, as much as you love to get out on the town, you live a LOT of life at home. We’ll help you rock those days in with easy craft ideas, kid-friendly recipes, fun learning games and more!
Connect with Other Locals
Join our East TN Moms Community Facebook group to chat with other local moms from Tri-Cities to Chattanooga, and everywhere in between.
This is your place to discuss local life, share and discover fun things to do, and of course ask for all the advice you need to navigate the sometimes choppy waters of mom life.
Don’t be afraid to join, because your soul mate (friend’s edition) might be just a few clicks away!