Get Out and Play: Seven Islands State Birding Park

Carol EvansUncategorized

Have you caught a glimpse or heard chirps coming from a bird’s nest around the house this week? It’s time to head out to Seven Islands State Birding Park to observe the baby birds and bunnies that abound during these beautiful, warm days of early summer. Seven Islands is only a twenty-minute drive from downtown, and has beautiful sites and sounds for not only bird lovers, but for all types of outdoor enthusiasts.

The first and only State Birding Park in Tennessee, this east Knox County destination is home to great events and activities for kids and adults, like the “Birding by Ear” walk this morning, the popular hummingbird banding taking place tomorrow, or the night hike this coming Friday. See the Outdoor Knoxville calendar for a full list of their events.

If you want to simply get out and experience this scenic 410-acre park along the French Broad River, you have eight miles of mowed trails that weave through a diverse ecosystem and a 1.2-mile paved greenway to choose from.

And don’t miss your chance to float the beautiful French Broad River and take in the incredible views and wildlife. Put in at the boat launch at the entrance to the park, float around the Seven Islands peninsula, and takeout at Cruze Landing for a two hour or less float.

Get Out & Play at Seven Islands State Birding Park this summer, and you’ll be in for some incredible birding and wildlife viewing, whether you’re exploring the grasslands on trail or paddling the beautiful French Broad River.

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