The following are mostly stock photos taken elsewhere, because we don’t have a budget. But these photos show a reasonable and achievable vision for family fun, exploration, and adventure in JMRA.
Hike the beautiful mountains and forests.
Sleep under the stars, and wake up to see the sunrise.
For when you love stars and sunrises, but sleeping on the ground… not so much.
Hike and camp through the mountains.
Rent a cabin for the full forest experience.
Jellico Mountains are full of climbable cliffs and boulders.
Great workout with no exhaust fumes!
Biking with no fumes but a little spice.
Cyclocross is sweeping the nation on designed and maintained courses in forests.
Occasional heavy mountain snows are perfect for cross-country skiing.
Surely there’s at least one good hill in the Jellico Mountains where kids (ahem) could enjoy sledding.
More activities below…
Teach your kids the right way to hunt.
Pickup some dinner on the way home.
Share a family tradition.
Collect mushrooms, berries, and herbs.
The bird who dares to fall is the bird who learns to fly.
Dogs are most welcome here.
Ride with your family through the forest.
See the sights and experience the forest from your vehicle.
Feel the wonder of our planet.
The mountains light up at sunset.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Gaze at the Milky Way blazing across the sky on clear nights.
More activities below…
Take a break from the hustle and bustle to find peace and quiet in the mountains.
Cumberlands Jeep Jamboree offers many spectacular views of waterfalls, cliff-lines, rivers, and forests.
An affordable place to buy food, drink, necessities, and gifts.
Music, movies, and theater in the great outdoors.
There’s lots of fun and fresh air in the forest.
Explore the rich history of the Cumberland Mountains.
Visit restored historical places like the Wolf Knob Fire Tower.
And perhaps the most important activity of all: reconnect with nature and each other.
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> Arrows – by OpenClipart-Vectors – pixabay.com/vectors/arrow-button-right-next-forward-153644/
> Backpacking – by Juan Mendez – www.pexels.com/photo/man-carrying-camping-backpack-standing-in-front-of-tree-1082316/
> Bird Watching – by RitaE – pixabay.com/photos/senior-man-masculine-hike-2642041/
> Bow Hunting – by RODNAE Productions – www.pexels.com/photo/landscape-nature-man-people-6669404/
> Cabin – by Pixabay – www.pexels.com/photo/autumn-autumn-leaves-beautiful-color-206648/
> Camping – by Cliford Mervil – www.pexels.com/photo/silhouette-of-person-standing-near-camping-tent-2398220/
> Country Store – by William Adams – pixabay.com/photos/country-store-old-rustic-rural-769455/
> Cross Country Skiing – by Jerzy Gorecki – pixabay.com/photos/march-winter-way-hike-tracking-3022258/
> Divider – by Typhaine M – www.kindpng.com/imgv/iTJRxRw_clip-art-hd-png-download/
> Dog Hiking – by rrina – www.pexels.com/photo/tan-german-shepherd-lying-beside-backpack-2071548/
> Enjoy Nature – by Juliane Liebermann – unsplash.com/photos/Pw7i-YVg5uM
> Fall Colors – by Timm Martin
> Fire Tower – by AndreyMDE – pixabay.com/photos/fire-lookout-tower-forest-fire-tower-7332219/
> Fishing – by Federico Giampieri – unsplash.com/photos/R0lftflMYPw
> Gathering – by Pat Photographies – pixabay.com/photos/morels-mushrooms-bowl-collection-6227065/
> Glamping – by Amanda Klamrowski – www.pexels.com/photo/white-and-brown-lighted-cabin-tent-at-woods-2212570/
> Gun Hunting – by Dmitry Poch – create.vista.com/unlimited/stock-photos/170901442/stock-photo-hunt/
> Hiking – by Ken Shono – https://unsplash.com/photos/911Pcj6Tgao
> Horseback Riding – by Public Domain Pictures – pixabay.com/photos/horse-horseback-autumn-fall-82947/
> Jeep Jamboree – by Thomas Tucker – unsplash.com/photos/gnmIKnndXJI
> Mountain Biking – by Manfred Antranias Zimmer – pixabay.com/photos/to-go-biking-leisure-time-recreation-2520007/
> Mountain Sunsets – by Timm Martin
> Museum – by Greg Montani – pixabay.com/photos/desk-historical-antique-office-3606980/
> Outdoor Shows – by Brett Sayles – www.pexels.com/photo/man-playig-guitar-1154182/
> Playground – by Vitolda Klein – unsplash.com/photos/yIJIO2dhWWY
> Relaxation – by Anastasiia Tarasova – unsplash.com/photos/XYWuo9ft2Fo
> Rock Climbing – by Tommy Lisbin – unsplash.com/photos/7XSEbnBCBdM
> Sightseeing – by Robertas Riabovas – pixabay.com/photos/car-forest-yellow-car-car-in-forest-4944587/
> Sledding – by hmschl – pixabay.com/photos/snow-tubing-sled-sledding-snow-93024/
> Sport Biking – by Danny Bor – www.pexels.com/photo/man-mountain-biking-in-forest-9994278/
> Stargazing – by Lucas Pezeta – www.pexels.com/photo/scenic-view-of-night-sky-3934514/
> Trail Running – by David Marcu – unsplash.com/photos/8TJbrQGKFyU
> Views – by Ali Kazal – unsplash.com/photos/YTcht4oxkxg