Bristol Tennessee

It’s Bristol Baby!

BristolAfter leaving Lenoir in North Carolina, we took a very pretty drive off the interstate to get to Bristol.

We stayed at a Shadrack Campground a little outside of town.  It was ok, but we kept having issues with the electricity due to the fact they really don’t have 50 amp, they plug you into 2 – 30 amp plugs and it just wasn’t working.  Other than that, the park was fine and the people were very nice and helpful.

We of course had to go check out Bristol Motor Speedway, and it is really impressive!  We had fun just checking it out, even though everything was shut down.  It is one of NASCAR’s most popular venues, and also has the Bristol Dragway.  John and his whole family are huge NASCAR fans, so we had to check it out.

We took a day and just drove around to some of the smaller towns in the area.  Nothing really stood out, but we just wanted to check everything out.  A very pretty area.

We drove through the city.  Main Street is called State Street as it is divided by the state lines of Virginia and Tennessee.  There is plenty to see and do in town.  There are shopping areas, and a historic downtown area with a walking tour.

Bristol, Tennessee is a great place to explore and experience Southern charm at its best! Take a stroll through Downtown Bristol and check out the local music scene, art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. Head over to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum to learn about the roots of this genre from its pioneers and highlights the story of Bristol’s musical heritage.
And outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy fishing, kayaking, hiking trails, and more in nearby Steele Creek Park.  With over 2,200 acres, Steele Creek Park is the third-largest municipal park in Tennessee. The park features over 150 acres of developed recreational area, a 54-acre lake, and almost 2000 acres of undeveloped forested knobs.
Hundreds of miles of lake shoreline and water await the fisherman, boating enthusiast, skier, and nature lover. South Holston Lake, a Tennessee Valley Authority reservoir covering 7,580 acres, is considered one of the top two lakes in Tennessee and among the best in the Southeast for smallmouth bass fishing and also is well known as a fly fisherman’s paradise.
Whatever your interests may be, you’ll find plenty to do in Bristol!