Hike of the month: Northern section of Cumberland Trail begins where three states meet
Published 11/5/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
CUMBERLAND GAP, Tenn. - At the southwest end of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is a 1,990 foot-high overlook called Tri-State Peak where you can stand in three states at once.
Hike of the month: Hidden stream puts on a dramatic show at Virgin Falls
Published 10/1/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
SPARTA, Tenn. - Some of the most impressive waterfalls in Tennessee are tucked away in the geologic folds of the Cumberland Plateau. Some, like Fall Creek Falls and Burgess Falls, are surrounded by state parks, while others, like Virgin Falls ...
Hike of the month: Bald River Falls wilderness study area offers accessible hikes and pristine scenery
Published 6/3/2010 at 11:14 p.m. 0 comments
TELLICO PLAINS - For sheer mass and thundering sound effects, Bald River Falls in Monroe County might be the most impressive waterfall in Tennessee.
Mount Sterling fire tower and panorama makes tough climb worthwhile
Published 5/7/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
WATERVILLE, N.C. - There are a number of ways to reach the Mount Sterling fire tower, the shortest being the 2.8-mile Mount Sterling Trail, which starts at Mount Sterling Gap on the eastern border of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Hike of the month: Birds big draw on Oak Ridge reservation trail
Published 4/2/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
OAK RIDGE - Don't go hiking or biking on the Dyllis Orchard Road Trail expecting to find scenic vistas or waterfalls. Instead, listen to the songbirds calling from the brushy corridors beneath the power lines.
Smokies pancake eatery celebrating 50 years
Published 3/28/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
With the majesty of the Smoky Mountains as a backdrop, the Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg has been serving locals and visitors alike for 50 years.
Hike of the month: New Norris lakeside trail open to hikers, bikers and riders
Published 3/5/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 1 comment
NORRIS - Completed in 1936, Norris Dam impounds the Clinch and Powell rivers to create Norris Lake, the cleanest of all the Tennessee Valley Authority's reservoirs.
Hike of the month: Rock Creek Loop goes from ridge top to rock houses to railroad bed
Published 2/5/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
JAMESTOWN, Tenn. - The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area showcases some of the prettiest river gorge scenery on the Cumberland Plateau, and the Rock Creek Loop is one of the park's finest trails.
Hike of the Month: Winter is popular time for hikers at Frozen Head State Park
Published 1/1/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 1 comment
WARTBURG - Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area is a hiker's park with enough backcountry to satisfy even the most serious backpacker.
Tennessee tourism events in 2010
Published 12/30/2009 at 5:14 p.m. 0 comments
NASHVILLE — The year 2010 brings several significant additions to the tourism industry and some important historical milestones. This is an exciting time for new exhibits, attractions, hotels, restaurants and experiences in Tennessee.
Hike of the Month: Meigs Mountain Trail with the leaves gone reveals Smokies' bones
Updated 12/7/2009 at 12:08 p.m. 0 comments
GATLINBURG - Knowing where the park service sends its snow plows can make winter hiking in the Smokies a lot easier. On the Tennessee side of the Smokies, the Gatlinburg Spur is one of the first roads to be cleared ...
Hike of the month: Devil's Racetrack
Published 9/4/2009 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
CARYVILLE, Tenn. - Just north of the Caryville-Jacksboro exit on Interstate 75 is the Devil's Racetrack, a rock formation so eye-catching it challenges you to keep your eyes on the road.
A short vacation idea close to Knoxville: Breaks Interstate Park
Published 7/26/2009 at 12:00 a.m. 1 comment
If you're searching for a canyon that will take your breath away, you don't have to travel to Arizona or Utah. Just four hours from Knoxville is one of the deepest canyons in the Eastern United States. Situated along the ...
Knoxville Attraction: Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena
Published 4/21/2009 at 12:52 p.m. 0 comments
Knoxville’s Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena is the home base of the University of Tennessee Volunteers men’s and women’s basketball teams. First used during the 1987-88 season, the facility is one of the nation’s largest on-campus basketball arenas. Only Carrier ...
Knoxville Attraction: Tennessee Theatre
Published 4/21/2009 at 12:48 p.m. 0 comments
Downtown Knoxville’s Tennessee Theatre, like its sister the Bijou Theatre, has both a grand, historic past and what looks to be a bright future.
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