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Winter Wandering

Don’t let the cold scare you indoors Winter in East Tennessee can bring a variety of weather, from a light frost to inches of snow. This time of year offers the chance to see and experience local hiking trails in a new way—tree
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Priceless

Making memories on Lake Michigan The weather is near perfect as we leave the marina. Guide Eric Haataja has the boat fueled up and loaded with rods. In the giant body of water that is Lake Michigan, I wonder just how you pinpoint
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Let’s Scoot!

A blast from the past or a glimpse into the future? Knoxville is one of the most recent cities to receive scooter-share programs called Spin and VeoRide. According to Spin, they are “transforming cities and communities by offering
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What’s SUP?

For prize or pleasure, Stand Up Paddling is catching on. The days are getting longer and the summer heat is upon us. A classic cool-off in Knoxville has always been stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). There are SUP tours, SUP yoga classes, and…
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Sunup & Sundown

Some of our best spots for seeing a colorful show. Whether you’re fond of shooting photographs, an aficionado of watching colors explode across the East Tennessee landscape, or taking your coffee or ending a Spring picnic as the sun
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Tons of Fun!

Today's playgrounds are designed to captivate the minds of our youth. Whether it’s the mulch-scented schoolyard or the colorful metal masterpieces of today, playgrounds are a timeless option for an afternoon of family fun. Restless kids
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Snow Tubing

Tennesseans, and Knoxvillians specifically, know all too well that winter weather can be unpredictable—a decent snowfall can be rare and a “White Christmas” is almost unimaginable. Luckily, you don’t have to travel to Colorado or West…
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Haw Ridge

Situated on the Clinch River between Knoxville and Oak Ridge, Haw Ridge Park offers 30 miles of trails for recreational activities such as trial running, hiking, and mountain biking.  Some of the leisurely trails follow the contours of the…
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Northshore Parks

Approximately a half mile past the intersection of Northshore Drive and Pellissippi Parkway begins a series of Knox County parks that provide access to the bountiful recreational opportunities on Fort Loudon Lake. On both land and water,…
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