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Knoxville Area Lakes

Visitors come from near and far to enjoy the beautiful lakes in the greater Knoxville area. See that star below? That’s us. That’s Knoxville. The center of these 9 Lakes of East Tennessee. Consider making Knoxville your “home base” and then simply pick a direction - we can tell you what to do and…

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Top Spots Around Knoxville for Prime Bass Fishing

A great catch on the bank of the Tennessee River right across from Neyland Stadium Knoxville’s access to a multitude of lakes and its mild climate produces fishing that’s impressing anglers from all around the country. Elite anglers recognize our area as a top fishing destination, with the…

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Art, Culture, and Natural Beauty Abounds in Knoxville

If you've been to Knoxville in the springtime, you know that's when Knoxville blooms. We have lazy lake-filled summers, beautiful fire-pit filled falls, and mostly mild winters that all have a natural appeal of their own. But in the spring you can witness an explosion of color, variety of texture in…

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Knoxville’s Top 5 Hikes for Springtime

Birding at Sharp’s Ridge When spring migration begins, the perfect place to start your birding journey in Knoxville is Sharp’s Ridge Veterans Memorial Park, which is just a 10-minute drive north from downtown. Most birding at Sharp’s Ridge is done by walking or driving Sharps Ridge Memorial Drive…

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10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Knoxville

We might be biased, but we think Knoxville is a pretty city, nestled in the foothills of the Smokies and spanning the Tennessee River. It’s a photographer’s dream with so much to capture – calm reflective water in a quarry, Victorian cityscapes, an iconic skyline, botanical gardens bursting with…

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4 Ways to Get Fit Outside in the New Year

Enjoying the great outdoors during the winter months is a great way to add some fun to your fitness routine! While exercising outside you take in small doses of sunlight to help improve mood and absorb some vitamin D, helping to boost your immunity during cold and flu season. Another great perk is…

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Guide to Birding in Knoxville

Knoxville is a birding town! You may not know it, but there are over 12 different 'birding hotspots' identified by the TN Ornithological Society, all in and around Knoxville! The diverse ecosystems of our region offer ample opportunities to spot new bird species. Our home is a stopping point along…

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In the Neighborhood – Fountain City

Fountain City is a neighborhood in north Knoxville that was previously an unincorporated community prior to annexation by the city of Knoxville in 1962. It’s generally considered to start north of I-640/Sharp’s Ridge past North Knoxville, and ends at Halls Crossroads to begin the Halls neighborhood…

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Thanksgiving Activities Outdoors

Here are some outdoor activities to help you Get Out and Play with family and friends during the Thanksgiving holiday festivities. What better way to celebrate being grateful than to go appreciate the beautiful outdoors? Regal Knoxville Turkey Trot 5k + Little Gobbler Kids Run Join the Knoxville…

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Top Parks for Outdoor Yoga

Yoga is a great way to relax your body and mind and it offers many health benefits. Yoga improves your flexibility, improves mental health, increases strength and much more. Better yet, practicing yoga outside offers extra benefits: The natural scenery heightens your awareness and concentration…

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