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Things to do during "cabin time" in Maynardville
Hidden just south of Norris Lake and Big Ridge State Park sits Maynardville’s stunning lodges and cottages. This quickly growing city is just 15 miles from downtown Knoxville, making for easy access to the best in outdoor and urban recreation. Whether you’re exploring scenic trails or city streets, Maynardville allows visitors to stay in the perfect location for both.
If you’re seeking a Tennessee cabin vacation that includes clean lakeshores, sandy beaches or dense, green forests, look no further than Big Ridge State Park area lodging. With 15 miles of great hiking trails, the park lets vacationers get back in touch with their wild side. Diverse wildlife calls this park home and many species of flora and fauna can be seen from these trails. While the 33,000-acre Norris Lake borders the park, the considerably smaller 49-acre Big Ridge Lake is known for calmer canoe and kayaking waters. Big Ridge Lake also has a perfect, enclosed swimming area for the entire family.
Explore Norris Lake by renting a boat from one of the lakes many marinas or bring your own. Tubing is very popular on the lake and is a great way to soak up some sun in the warmer months. If you’re interested in fishing Norris Lake, bass, walleye and crappie can all be found on the end of your line. Be sure to ask for some helpful fishing tips at the friendly, local bait shops. Just west of Big Ridge State Park sits the historic Norris Dam State Park. Don’t miss out on the park’s events that will surely make the most of your vacation in Maynardville. Each spring, the park staff guides visitors along their many trails during the Spring Wildflower Hikes. Cabin time in December is when a flurry of winter festivities makes their way to Eastern TN during Holiday Homecoming. Wagon rides, holiday treats and live animal demonstrations make this event a local favorite.
Take a short drive from your Norris Lake cottage into Knoxville for phenomenal dining options. The French Market has been getting rave reviews for authentic French crepes and baguette sandwiches. Famous for burgers and bourbon, Stock and Barrel was voted runner-up for the best restaurant in Knoxville by Metro Pulse in 2014. With a couple locations across Knoxville, The Tomato Head draws in healthier appetites with house made soups and salads. After a long, exciting day in Knoxville or the fantastic state parks around Norris Lake, unwind and relax in your Maynardville cabin, cottage or lodge on the lake.
Make sure you talk to the Maynardville cabin rental owners about the many seasonal events and day trips. Compare Norris Lake cabin rentals here, then book DIRECTLY with the owner or local manager and skip those booking website traveler fees.