Kingsport was named as one of the Top Ten Cities in which to Walk by Walking Magazine.
Kingsport's popular Greenbelt is a 10-mile walking and biking trail that extends from one end of the city to the other, winding its way along the Holston River and through beautiful open meadows, marshlands, historic sites, flower gardens, quaint neighborhoods and even shopping and eating destinations.
Kingsport is home to the historic Netherland Inn, the nation’s only registered historic landmark that was both a stage stop and a boatyard.
The historic 200-mile Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail started in Kingsport and blazed the pathway to the western frontier for hundreds of thousands of settlers.
Kingsport is home to Bays Mountain Park, a 3,500-acre nature preserve with 22 miles of hiking and biking trials, a 44-acre reservoir lake, nature center and museum, planetarium and native wildlife habitats. Bays Mountain is the nation's largest municipally-owned park.
Kingsport is home to Warriors Path State Park, the most visited state park in Tennessee.
Kingsport is home to Fun Fest, a nine-day summer family festival that is consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 Events to attend in the Southeast in July by the Southeast Tourism Society. More than 180,000 people attend more than 100 Fun Fest events each year.
The Fun Fest Crazy 8’s Road Race, which holds both men’s and women’s 8-K world records, was listed by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine as one of the Top Five Best Road Races in the South.
Because of its legendary hospitality and first-rate amenities, popular attractions and visitor accommodations, Kingsport continues to be selected among cities nationwide to host numerous Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) National Championships and other amateur sports tournaments. Thousands of dollars from tournament proceeds are given to area schools each year.
Kingsport, Tennessee, is within a day's drive of 70 percent of the U.S. population.
Kingsport is near 5 national parks, 15 state parks and 6 TVA lakes.