6 Adventures for August #TSP80

Tennessee State Parks | July 31, 2017 | | Permalink

Summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean the heat is letting up. We know August will bring with it some of the hottest temperatures of the year. To help you stay cool, these August adventures are packed full of indoor learning and easily-accessible destinations in Tennessee. Beat the heat and enjoy the parks with these six adventures: 

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Head Outside for Labor Day Weekend

Tennessee State Parks | July 31, 2017 | | Permalink

The last days of summer are upon us, so don’t pass up the chance to spend a little more time in the sun this Labor Day weekend! Start planning now for how you’ll spend September 2-4. It’s your time to celebrate the hard work you’ve put in all year. Here are a few ideas to get your planning juices flowing:

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Beat the Heat this August

Tennessee State Parks | July 30, 2017 | | Permalink

August in Tennessee brings some of the most grueling temperatures of the year. The humidity outside assaults you like waves beating against the shore.  Everything you wear sticks to you like a pair of ‘80s leather pants. Yet it’s no fun to stay indoors. There’s nothing on TV and the only thing standing between you and college football are the dog days of summer.

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Backpacking Memories: A Guided Adventure

Tennessee State Parks | July 19, 2017 | | Permalink

Throughout the year, Tennessee State Park staff lead guided backpacking adventures. These guided trips provide guests with the tools, equipment and knowledge needed for a successful backpacking trip. This guest blog from photographer David Pineros highlights our most recent trip at Henry Horton State Park. 

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Fall Creek Falls State Park Strengthens Recycling Program

Tennessee State Parks | July 13, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

Fall Creek Falls State Park has expanded its environmental sustainability efforts this summer thanks to a partnership with Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, and in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful, to provide 30 recycling bins throughout the park for visitor use.

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