Cyclists are invited to sign up for the 27th annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT) – a week long excursion through the beautiful scenery of the Cumberland region on Sept. 11-17.
The Middle Tennessee History Coalition (MTHC) and Bledsoe Creek State Park are pleased to announce the addition of an 18th century trade cabin display to the Tennessee History Trail at Bledsoe Creek State Park. The public is invited to attend the grand opening of the display on Saturday, August 6 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Over the last week, we’ve had quite a few new visitors to our parks. As gamers across the state have embraced Pokémon Go, our parks have seen an increase in visitors trying to “catch ‘em all”. We think it’s great that an augmented reality game can connect new visitors to the natural beauty and cultural resources in Tennessee State Parks.
Tennessee State Parks and Natural Areas are offering volunteer events across the state to help Tennessee Promise scholars log community service hours on Saturday, July 23.
National Trails Day took place on Saturday, June 4th in all 56 Tennessee State Parks. Despite rainy weather, we had hundreds of brave participants who hiked, kayaked, ran, built trails, rappelled, beautified our trail systems, and learned about the history of our parks!
Roan Mountain State Park is one of the most striking and beautiful places in Tennessee. The park sits at the base of Roan Mountain, which at 6,258’ is one of the highest peaks on the Appalachian Trail. Because of its natural beauty, Roan Mountain is a bucket list destination for any outdoor enthusiast, and Roan Mountain State Park is the perfect staging ground for your trip. Here are 5 things you can do on your next trip.
Cumberland Mountain State Park celebrated the opening of a new restaurant patio with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 27.
The sense of arrival draws many people to hiking. It's that bend in the trail where the trees clear to an expansive overlook, the tapestry of the canyon below unraveling before your eyes. It's the sound of rushing water and the misty feeling of the air that comes with an approaching waterfall. Even before you can see it, your senses of touch, smell, taste, and hearing tell you of its presence. Fortunately, we have 1,100 miles of adventures in Tennessee that can deliver the sense of arrival, satisfaction and engagement that you crave. Come enjoy the beauty of a walk in the woods with us on June 4 as we celebrate National Trails Day at our 56 state parks.
Looking for some relief from the summer heat? Sometimes the best therapy for a southern summer is a trip to the lake, and what better place to start than Pickwick Landing. Here's are five things to do in and around the park on your next visit.
Tennessee State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day with free, guided hikes at all 56 parks on Saturday, June 4. The variety of ranger-led hikes will include historical tours, waterfall viewing, trail building and much more. With more than 1,000 miles of trails ranging from easy, paved paths to rugged backcountry trails to scenic waterways, there’s a hike for everyone.
Tennessee State Parks, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry and The Nature Conservancy, is advising the public of a new policy regarding bringing firewood into parks.
Cumberland Mountain State Park received an “Award of Distinction” from the East Tennessee Historical Society at their Annual Meeting on May 3, 2016.
Tennessee State Parks, in partnership with the Tennessee Titans, will be hosting the first ever “Play 60 Day in the Park” at Long Hunter State Park on May 21. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tennessee State Parks leaders, along with many community members, recently honored the anniversary of World War I at Sergeant Alvin C. York State Historic Park. Attendees included members of Sergeant York’s family, who participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce recent building improvements at the Park.
Henry Horton State Park is proud to host The Horton 100, the annual springtime Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT) event on April 23-24. Participants can enjoy riding approximately 50 miles each day through some of Middle Tennessee’s most beautiful areas in Marshall and Maury Counties. Riders will begin and end each day at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill.
We would like to invite you to participate in the second annual 50K Tree Day on February 27, 2016. The goal is to have people from all 95 counties in Tennessee plant 50,000 new trees.