Outdoor Adventure

Did someone say adrenaline? From east Tennessee white water to Midstate zip lines, hang gliding adventures over Lookout Mountain, or mountain bike trails of west Tennessee, our Volunteer State has it all. You’ll never wonder again where to go or what to expect. Our Wild Side guides strap on the cameras and let you feel like you’re right there, too. 

Join us for the wild ride.

Bat Tracking

Endangered bats are on the move and biologists from The Nature Conservancy and U-S Fish and Wildlife are busy chasing them in an ongoing effort to help them survive.

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Radnor Hummingbirds

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?

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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.

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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.

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Backpacking Pickett

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.

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Window Cliffs

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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