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Old 03-05-2008, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Foothills of the Smoky Mountains
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Oh, and LauraC is right about Norris State Park near Knoxville. I love that place! The old section of the park is the best area. Charming old cabins and a nice shady trail along the lake. There are blackberry bushes all over the place, so the deer will come right up beside the cabins. Downtown Norris is a beautiful little town with walking paths and a killer little grocery store that sells everything from bologna to gourmet items. Also check out the TVA walking path near the park. They planted all kinds of native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers many years ago. Part of it is sunny though, so plan on hiking this trail in the morning if it's summertime.
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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Default great deal on lodging in Tenn. state parks through 2/28

Present this coupon (http://state.tn.us/environment/parks/promotions/pdf/WinterPromotions_2009.pdf - broken link) and get a room any night of the week at one of our six state park inns for just $45.95. Or, stay in a state park cabin a minimum of two nights, Sun-Thur, and get half off the regular winter rate.

For example, you can stay in a AAA cabin in Northeast TN's Roan Mtn. State Park for just $32.50 a night. These cabins offer a front porch with rocking chairs, fully outfitted kitchen, full bath with tub/shower, wood-burning stove, and gas/electric heat with firewood, bedding and towels provided by the park.

Or if you'd like to check out the Cumberland Plateau, you can stay at Standing Stone State Park near Livingston. An AA Timberlodge cabin (w/ heat, kitchen, bathroom, and 3 bedrooms) can accommodate up to 10 people for a mere $35 a night.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:07 AM
 
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Default Spring wildflower programs planned at Tennessee State Parks

Spring wildflower programs are planned at Fall Creek Falls and other state parks starting this month and continuing through May. See the story by clicking on the link below.

Spring wildflower programs planned at Tenn. state parks through May - WHNT (http://www.whnt.com/news/sns-ap-tn--stateparks-wildflowers,0,3719856.story - broken link)
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Spring is a wonderful time to enjoy the parks. University of Tennessee's Smoky Mountain Field School has some great hikes that feature wildflowers.
Smoky Mountain Field School
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:04 AM
 
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Default Tennessee’s State Parks are celebrating the Labor Day Weekend

Tennessee’s state parks are an excellent choice for a Labor Day weekend getaway, and with the activities going on this weekend it couldn’t be a better time! See the story by clicking on the link below.

http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/200...r-day-weekend/
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Tennessee’s state parks are an excellent choice for a Labor Day weekend getaway, and with the activities going on this weekend it couldn’t be a better time! See the story by clicking on the link below.

http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/200...r-day-weekend/
Thank you. Excellent info.
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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Thanks jg. We recently went to a park I had never heard of and just loved it. I wanted to add it to "the list" even though it isn't a state park. Kinser Park - A Place for Family Fun
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Thanks jg. We recently went to a park I had never heard of and just loved it. I wanted to add it to "the list" even though it isn't a state park. Kinser Park - A Place for Family Fun
This quite a find! Thank you!
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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Default great hikes in TN state parks

The Tennessee Conservationist features Fran Wallas' Great Hikes in Tennessee State Parks in each issue of the magazine. Fran is an accomplished trailblazer and trailbuilder with a gift for sharing her experiences from a variety of pathways crisscrossing Tennessee State Parks. Drawing upon her first-person encounters with state park hiking and walking trails, Fran offers helpful insight ranging from each trail's degree of difficulty to the types of unique natural features one should expect to find along that hike.
The Official State of Tennessee's Department of Environment and Conservation, State Parks Website
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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This is a subscription service.. Tennessee Hiking | Tennessee Hikes
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