Late Summer in the Wildflower Meadow

Written by Randy Hedgepath | Posted on August 23, 2016  |  Permalink

Gossett Tract at Harpeth River State Park is a haven of late summer beauty. Join State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath as he walks through open, sunny meadows on a tour of late summer wildflower blooms. 

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5 places to spend the night under the stars

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 18, 2016  |  Permalink

There is something about sitting out under the night sky. On a clear evening with a new moon, the canopy of stars engulfs you, evoking  a sense of wander and mesmerizing pleasure. There are several great parks in Tennessee where you can, “Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them” 

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5 things to do near Edgar Evins State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 10, 2016  |  Permalink

Edgar Evins State Park is located just 65 miles east of Nashville along the banks of Center Hill Lake.  The 6,000-acre park sits in a steep, hilly area of Tennessee known as the Eastern Highland Rim. The park has cabin and campground sleeping options, and is a perfect place to stage a weekend on the lake or a visit to one of the other attractions in the Cookeville area. Let’s look at where to stay and what to do on your next visit:

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3 backcountry campsites within 100 miles of Nashville

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 3, 2016  |  Permalink

Sometimes we need to leave the car behind, throw the essentials in a pack and dive deep into the heart of the forest. For those days, for those adventurers, the backcountry campsite represents a secluded oasis in the desert of life. For those of you who need a getaway, here are three backcountry sites within 100 miles of Nashville:

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Annual BRAT tours cyclists through Cumberland region

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 2, 2016  |  Permalink

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.

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