Get Out & Play: Fall colors

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Trees are starting to change colors at higher elevations, and the recent cool nights and warm days are sure to bring out the much-anticipated vibrant hues in the next week or two. Plan to get out and play with family and friends during this amazing time of year.

Here are some favorite spots to enjoy this fall season:

  • Sequoyah Park is a large, linear park that runs along the Tennessee River. A great spot to walk dogs, play with kids and enjoy wide open meadows that offer great views of the forested riverbank. A trail runs through the park with rows of tall trees that create a colorful canopy for runners and walkers.
  • With views of the Cumberland Mountains, Smoky Mountains and Clinch Mountains, the overlooks along House Mountain’s trails won’t disappoint. These trails climb to the highest point in Knox County, towering 2,100 feet.
  • IC King Park trails offer hikers and bikers a good amount of elevation change and the opportunity for nice views as you wind around Knob Creek and catch the reflection of fall colors.
  • Haw Ridge Park in Oak Ridge is the place to go for multi-use trails and is a favorite among cross-country runners, hikers and mountain bikers. Over 30 miles of wooded trail systems off a colorful display for you to take in while enjoying the trails.

There’s plenty more to do and see on Outdoor Knoxville’s calendar.

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