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Carol EvansGet Out & Play

Get out & play this fall season. Just don’t forget to pack the essentials. Our Legacy Parks Foundation Trail Ale Hazy IPA is the perfect companion for outdoor adventures. Use our Beer Finder to pick some up near you and feel good knowing that proceeds from your purchase help benefit Legacy Parks’ mission to expand parks, trails and more in East Tennessee. And thank you, Blackhorse Pub & Brewery-Knoxville.

Beaver Creek Kayak Club has reprised its “Don’t Splash Your Trash” video. Check it out here.

Legacy Luncheon for the Parks is Friday, October 14, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Author Cheryl Strayed will share her adventures from hiking the Pacific Crest Trail as we overlook the beautiful Holston River from the spectacular Strong Stock Farm. The luncheon funds the work of Legacy Parks to create parks and trails and conserve our natural resources. Since 2007, Legacy Parks Foundation has raised more than $12 million for parks and open space.


Friday, September 23

National Public Lands Day: 9 a.m., Norris Dam State Park. Free. Info: Norris Dam State Park at 865-426-7461. We will be rerouting a section of trail known as Kerry’s Revenge to better improve the trail for sustainability and usage. Register online.

Down the road

Wednesday, September 28

Cycling Cades Cove Loop: Don’t forget, Cades Cove in the Smokies is closed to cars on Wednesdays through September. Enjoy the solitude of an 11-mile bike ride or run. Sunrise to Sunset. Info: Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 865-436-7318.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Catalyst Adaptive Climb: 10 a.m., River Sports Outfitters Info: 865-523-0066. Join us on the first Saturday of the month for our adaptive climbing clinics geared for youth and adults with a wide range of physical disabilities. All levels welcomed. Details and registration online

Sunday, Oct. 2

Race for the Summitt 5K: 9 a.m., Tyson Park. Info: Endurance Sports Management. Pat Summitt Foundation, founded by the legendary head coach of the Lady Vols basketball team, to promote education and research for Alzheimer’s disease. Register online.

Friday, Oct. 7

Hike with Missy: Join Missy Kane for a pleasant hike at the beautiful and pastoral Seven Islands State Birding Park. Expert birders will join us on the hike to tell us about the variety of species that can be found at the park.

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Carol Evans is executive director of Legacy Parks Foundation.


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