Blountville is a small town of 3,000 people located in the northeastern corner of Tennessee. It was originally founded as a mere stopping point for travelers and frontiersman in the late 18th century, but today it’s become a quaint mountain town with enough attractions and things to do to keep you busy for a weekend. It’s not technically incorporated, but if it were, it would qualify as the second-oldest municipality in the state, so you know there’s loads of history.
Tucked into the rolling hills of Blountville are huge sections of fertile soil that are perfect for vineyards. The Corey Ippolito Vineyards & Winery is definitely worth a visit for those coming to Blountville, and their options range from dry, earthy flavors to uniquely sweet dessert wines.
For the adventurists, be sure to visit the Appalachian Caverns, which is the largest cave in northwestern Tennessee with guided walking tours available. A visit to Cooper’s Gem Mine is an interesting educational experience for both kids and adults alike. Be sure to link up with Husky Mountain Adventures to explore the area’s waterfalls, mountain biking trails, and hiking trails through the appalachian mountains.
The best time to visit Blountville is in the shoulder months of spring or fall when it’s not too hot and muggy, nor too cold.