Flotilla, regatta? Why-not-all!

Carol EvansFun Outdoors

Water adds so much to the lifestyle of East Tennessee – and it complements a myriad of outdoor activities.
A big event this weekend is the Clinch River Regatta, hosted by …

Weekends are better with butterflies

Carol EvansFun Outdoors

Butterflies will be a big deal this month, starting on Saturday, Aug. 3, with the fourth annual Butterfly Festival at the University of Tennessee Arboretum in Oak Ridge.
The festival’s highlight …

I am a fan of Ijams

Carol EvansFun Outdoors

One of our favorite outdoor partners is Ijams Nature Center, a 315-acre park in South Knoxville that has been recognized as one of the top travel destinations in the country.
Ijams …

River Sports Outfitters opens up the outdoors

Tracy Haun OwensFun Outdoors

He’s been in business for more than 35 East Tennessee springs, so River Sports Outfitters owner Ed McAlister knows his way around our unpredictable weather.
“If there’s lots of rain, The …