Get Out & Play: In our state parks

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Does it get any better than having America’s most visited National Park in our backyard and 54 state parks in Tennessee? Even more inspiring, there are five state parks located …

Get Out & Play: Panther Creek State Park

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Less than one hour from Knoxville, there’s something for everyone at Panther Creek State Park. The 1,435-acre park is located on the Cherokee Reservoir in the historic Holston River Valley. Legend …

Get Out & Play: No reservations needed

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No reservations? No problem. Take your sweetheart for a hand-in-hand stroll and snuggle up on one of these three idyllic seats around town.
Concord Park: Your bench overlooking the still lake awaits …

Get Out & Play: Secret City adventures

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A well-kept secret located in the Secret City itself, the 3,000-acre Black Oak Ridge Conservation Easement (BORCE) offers outdoor adventurers approximately 15 miles of hiking, running, birding and cycling trails. …

Sunny hikes for a cold day

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A friend recently declared that “there is no bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” So, layer up your warmest wear this weekend and enjoy a fun hike that keeps you out …