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Places to Go Swimming in Knoxville

A common question every summer: “where to go swimming in Knoxville?” This post answers that question whether you’re looking for a natural location or an indoor/outdoor pool! Outdoor Mead’s Quarry at Ijams Nature Center In the heart of Knoxville's Urban Wilderness lies Ijams Nature Center, where…

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Best Outdoor Adventures to Do with Your Teenager

If you are trying to get your teenager outside for once, here are some local recommendations that will give teens exactly what they want in an outdoor adventure. We chose fun, local activities that provide instant gratification, great photo opportunities and sleeping late! Nighttime can be the right…

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Guide to Knoxville Greenways

Outside recreation is BIG in Knoxville with more visitors enjoying the outdoors in every season than ever before. Bicycling in all its forms is a major attraction in and of itself: Knoxville has hosted the USA Cycling National Championships for a few years and looks to welcome them back in 2021;…

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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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5 Best Winter Hikes

5 Best Winter Hikes When the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, most people hunker down inside and avoid the cold. But taking a winter hike…

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Waterfalls Near Knoxville

The greater Knoxville area has several waterfalls that make the perfect daytrip. We’re here to tell you how to make it happen with Knoxville as “home…

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Go Fishing Day!

National Go Fishing day is June 18 and what better excuse to plan a trip to Knoxville and find a stream, lake or pond to bait your hook, cast your…

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