As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, you may be thinking about getting outside or finding fun activities to occupy your time in the summer months. Whatever you may be looking for, White Pine has got you covered. From warm weather activities like boating on Douglas Lake to enjoying a stroll through White Pine’s many shops and more, you can be sure to find something that you’ll enjoy in our little town.

Warm Weather Activities in White Pine, TN

Spend the Day on Douglas Lake

A day of fun is practically guaranteed when you spend it on beautiful Douglas Lake. Just a short drive from White Pine’s city center, Douglas Lake is the picture-perfect setting for a day on the water. No matter what you’re into, there are plenty of ways to spend your day on the lake in White Pine. From boating to kayaking and even paddle boarding, Douglas Lake offers a plethora of options for having fun with family and friends.

If you’re an avid fisherman, Douglas Lake is the place for you! From quiet mornings in the boat to professional fishing tournaments, White Pine is the place to be when the fish are biting. To read more about how and where you might be able to catch a bite, check out our Fishing Guide to Douglas Lake.

Enjoy Surrounding Nature

With the convenient location of White Pine, you’re always going to be surrounded by stunning views and scenic nature. With Douglas Lake and the Smoky Mountains only a short drive away, you may never find that you want to go back inside again. Spend your warm weather day hiking or biking on trails in and around White Pine or take advantage of the beautiful views in the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  White Pine’s proximity to the Smoky Mountains also offers unique opportunities to witness the incredible flora and fauna of East Tennessee. This is especially advantageous if you’re an avid birdwatcher hoping to catch a glimpse of some winged wildlife. Check out our previous blog to learn more about the plants and animals of White Pine.

Annual Summer Events in White Pine

White Pine is a town that places a premium on community engagement, and, as a result, there are several annual events that the entire town is able to rally around. In July, Freedom Fest takes center stage as residents and guests of our town enjoy the Fourth of July together. In the heart of downtown White Pine, our community gathers to celebrate American independence with food, music, games, and more.

In September, residents of White Pine get together to celebrate the wonderful town that we call our home. Pine Fest is a street festival put on by the Town of White Pine to rejoice in all the great things that come with living in the Lakeside of the Smokies. With live music, food and craft vendors, games, and other enticing elements, we hope that we can tempt you into celebrating our home with us.

Shop ‘til You Drop

Whenever you’re in the mood to roam, take a stroll through the quaint shops of White Pine, TN. No matter what you’re looking for, our friendly salespeople and local, small business owners will be sure to help you find something you’ll love.

For those who love antiques, White Pine is known as an antiquarian’s paradise. Check out the Top 5 Antique Stores in White Pine to start looking for your next great find.

View a Historical Site

We love our town and its rich history. While in White Pine, take a day to learn about various historical elements of the area and of our town. From art history to war history and everything in between, our various historical sites and museums are sure to provide you with a fun and educational time in our town.

If you’re a Civil War buff, be sure to check out the General Longstreet Museum, which provides a unique glimpse into what life was like during this period. You can also learn more about famous figures in Tennessee history, like Davy and Polly Crockett and Lawson D. Franklin, the state’s first millionaire, at Crockett Tavern Museum and Franklin House, both conveniently located near White Pine.  

Good Grub

In White Pine, whatever you’re hungry for is what’s on the menu. From burger joints to Mexican food and pizza places, you’ll never be starved for variety. We even have several food trucks that routinely make stops in our town, like Kurbside Grillin’, GrillBilly Smoke, and Sweet Smuckers Doughnuts. Whatever you’re craving, the restaurants in White Pine are sure to satisfy!

Plan a Vacation

Whether you’re coming for an annual event or just because, we’re happy to host you and we hope that you’ll make yourself comfortable in our charming town. There are many places to stay in and around White Pine, and we hope that you’ll consider joining us for however long you’d like. From White Pine’s pet-friendly hotel, Econo Lodge, to the many Airbnbs that are found in and around our town, you’ll be sure to have a comfortable stay wherever you decide to rest your head.

Sometimes, a staycation is just what you need to get away from the stresses of life for a night or two. With Airbnbs conveniently located around White Pine, you can put life on pause and enjoy some time alone or with family in a new yet familiar place.

Have a Blast in White Pine, TN

When you’re looking for fun ways to spend your sunny days, think White Pine, TN! Our town offers a unique combination of small-town charm and access to experiences that the whole family can enjoy. Whether you’re thinking about fun in the sun on Douglas Lake or an enriching educational experience at one of our many historical sites, White Pine can offer you whatever you’re looking for as the weather begins to warm up.

To learn more about the Town of White Pine, visit our website or contact us at 865-674-2556 or