Sometimes playtime can be serious

Carol EvansFun Outdoors

Outdoor fun needs a helping hand at times, from both experts and lay volunteers. The Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont has two special weekend courses coming up Jan. 25-27: Wilderness …

Outdoor fun is hot, even when temps are not

Carol EvansFun Outdoors

Make memories in nature. Use this Outdoor Knoxville calendar to plan hikes, bird watching and an evening watching a total eclipse of the super moon.
Friday, Jan. 11
Friday Fun Run: 6:30 p.m., …

Resolve to play more outdoors

Carol EvansFun Outdoors

Whether you overindulged in eggnog over the holidays or just want to get off to a healthy start for 2019, there are plenty of opportunities for you to burn some …

Start your new year in the fresh air

Carol EvansFun Outdoors

The new year will start with some nippy weather, but don’t let that discourage you from joining one of the numerous First Day hikes in the area. Reward yourself afterward …

Being merry, healthy not mutually exclusive

Carol EvansFun Outdoors

The year is winding down, but you still have time to enjoy the Holiday Festival of Lights at the Cove. Don’t miss this appealing, county-sponsored event.
Friday, Dec. 21
Astronomy from the …

Jingle your way to outdoor fun

Carol EvansFun Outdoors

Fun runs, fun rides, fun hikes – you’d think people were trying to be merry or something. Some are even adding a little jingle to their wheels. Bah, hum… ho, …

Eat, drink and be merry – and active

Carol EvansFun Outdoors

Even with cool temps, there are always fun options to enjoy playing outside. Here’s the Outdoor Knoxville event calendar for the upcoming week.
Friday, Nov. 30
Campfire Cooking: 12 p.m., Panther Creek State …