University of Tennessee Knoxville graduate student Nick Gladstone gains entrance to a Dickson County cave that has not been explored since 1962. As part of his master's thesis, Nick is searching for an often elusive and very small cave snail.
Crockett Barn Raising
An old fashioned barn raising brings visitors from all around the country to experience life in the days of Davy Crockett.
Their man-made feeders are bright and colorful…and surely you have seen one if you don’t own one yourself. But, how often, if ever, do we get to see a hummingbird’s nest or where it is hidden?
Norris Dam Pontoon Tour
Norris Dam in east Tennessee was the first one completed in 1936. And the establishment of three demonstration parks became the nucleus for a statewide park system.
An Introduction to Backpacking and Camping Course was just what some of the hikers expected. But, there were others, like us, who had no idea what was up ahead. We hope you laugh along with us as we hike the Hidden Passage Trail.
Fort Loudoun State Park
History comes alive during the time of the French and Indian War. Follow our Wild Side crew to Fort Loudoun State Park for the annual Garrison Days.
Buffalo River Adventure
For those looking to get away from it all, a fishing and camping trip down the Buffalo River...118 miles to its confluence with the Duck...is the perfect place to go.
Come along as Tennessee state employees volunteer their time to map out and create a new hiking trail to one of the newest and most spectacular sites in the volunteer state. The trail is recommended for advanced hikers and will require you to get your feet wet. But, once you are there, it is truly a sight to see.
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Thanks for visiting the Wild Side! Our Emmy award-winning outdoor adventure show is produced by RockWater, LLC through the support of Nashville Public Television and the Tennessee State Parks. Wild Side is a vibrant voice for the environment, helping you experience and explore outdoor adventures just outside your door. Recognized as the “Best Outdoor Show in North America,” Wild Side is hosted by television veteran Steve Hall and airs on PBS stations across Tennessee and Kentucky. Check the schedule below for more.
You don' have to travel outside of Tennessee to experience wildlife from around the world. And there are ways to go on an outdoor adventure without actually being outside.
Hiwassee Ocoee Pickin in the Park
Returning to her roots, a musically talented ranger opens up opportunities for other musicians near her mountain home. All those who gather near the Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers benefit from the beautiful Bluegrass music that blends seamlessly with the sounds of the flowing waters.
Chickasaw Horse Stables
An ageless outdoor opportunity that can change the way you feel...in about an hour.
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