It is hard to pick a favorite spring wildflower, there are so many beautiful flowers in Tennessee’s spring woods. I like the intricate and colorful flowers but I also like the plain small white ones too. If you take the time to use a hand lens magnifier they turn out to be intricate and beautiful as well.
A group of seventh-graders tackled this question, and the results might surprise you!
The Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence presented Tennessee State Parks with the TNCPE Interest Award at the 24rd Annual Excellence in Tennessee Awards Banquet on March 27, 2017.
Tennessee State Parks | March 3, 2017 | | Permalink
Every year, we like to highlight five parks that are doing exceptional work in Tennessee. While we have 56 fantastic state parks, we think you need to know about the great things happening at these specific parks. Add them to your bucket list and come see why they are all deserving of recognition:
Henry Horton State Park is proud to host The Horton 100, the annual springtime Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT) event on April 22-23.
Each year, people from all around the state gather at the Train History Festival, held at Montgomery Bell State Park. Join David s. Piñeros as he brings out the engineer in all of us on an inspiring visual journey from this year's event.
Beginning April 1, 2017, reservations will be required for all 10 backcountry campsites at Frozen Head State Park in Morgan County. The modest fees will go towards campsite and trail maintenance and improvements, ensuring every experience lives up to a visitors’ expectations.
Tennessee State Parks | February 9, 2017 | | Permalink
This year, we want to help you get outdoors. Whether you are a history buff or a waterfall chaser, Tennessee State Parks has something for you. To celebrate our 80th anniversary, we’ve put together a list of 80 adventures that stretch across all 56 of our parks. Each month, we’ll give you a few of those activities that represent some of the best adventures we have to offer.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recognized South Cumberland State Park for Excellence in Resource Management for park staff’s work to improve trails, combat invasive pests and provide richer recreation experiences for visitors over the past year.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recognized Long Hunter State Park for Excellence in Innovation for park staff’s demonstrated ability to improve the park through new ideas. The innovative project Long Hunter accomplished in 2016 was the Reading Ranger Story Trail, which combines outdoor recreation and literacy for children and families.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recognized Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park for Excellence in Interpretation for park staff’s ability to provide high quality activities and tours centered around the park’s World War I history.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recognized Roan Mountain State Park as the 2016 Park of the Year for its demonstrated excellence in innovation, sustainability, interpretation, resource management and fiscal responsibility.