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  1. The Best Dog-Friendly Outdoor Places and Activities Around Knoxville

    The great outdoors are even greater with your faithful, four-legged companion. Here, the best dog-friendly spots and activities around Knoxville.

  2. 6 Great Outdoor Date Ideas Around Knoxville

    Looking for a fun date that goes beyond the norm? Here, six date ideas around Knoxville that promise great fun in the great outdoors.

  3. 10 New Year's Resolutions for Adventure Newbies in Knoxville

    Looking to get into the outdoors more during the new year? Here, 10 inspiring resolutions for newbie adventurers to explore around Knoxville.

  4. The 10 Best Waterfall Hikes in Tennessee

    Here are 10 of the very best waterfall hikes in the state to get you started on what is sure to become an ongoing love of Tennessee waterfalls.

  5. 6 Winter Getaways Within an Easy Drive of Knoxville

    Weekend escapes are a great way to deal with the dull of winter. Here, six great trips within an easy drive of Knoxville.

  6. 4 Great Ways to Get a Winter Workout in Knoxville

    There are tons of activities in Knoxville, both indoor and outdoor, to keep you active and healthy during the winter months. Here, a few can't-miss picks.

  7. Doing Good in the Outdoors: 5 Great Ways to Volunteer in Knoxville

    The holiday season is prime time to give back. Here, five great ways to volunteers in Knoxville.

  8. 6 Ways to Hike to Clingmans Dome, Tennessee's Highest Mountain

    For casual to experienced hikers, here are six ways to reach Tennessee’s highest mountain, depending on your starting points in either Tennessee or North Carolina.

  9. The Insider's Guide to the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee

    Many backpackers and day hikers trace local sections of the trail in search of the history, solace, and escape these ancient mountains promise. You'll find all that and more on the Appalachian Trail in the Tennessee.

  10. A Guide To Campfire Safety

    If recreation areas allow campfires, you need to be extra cautious when constructing, tending, and extinguishing the fire.

  11. An Introduction to Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville

    Quite possibly the crown jewel of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, Ijams Nature Center is a popular destination among local outdoor enthusiasts looking to hit the hiking trails, bike paths, or swimming hole without even leaving the city.

  12. Think You Could Paddle Tennessee?

    Randy Whorton, Director of the nonprofit Wild Trails, did just that.

  13. A Weekend in the Wild at Slickrock Creek

    Remote, challenging, and worth the effort—take a day or two to experience solitude in the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness.

  14. 10 (More) Amazing Hikes in the Smokies

    The Smoky Mountains are the cure for the itch to be outside, to explore and to find adventures.

  15. Bikes and Brews: A Guide to North Knoxville's Growing Brewery Scene

    Hop on a bike and discover Knoxville’s craft beer epicenter.

  16. A taste of the Barkley: 10-miles through Frozen Head State Park

    While it may be strenuous, you don’t have to be an ultramarathoner the enjoy the wonders and solitude of East Tennessee's Frozen Head State Park.

  17. 10 Best Climbing Trips Within Three Hours of Knoxville

    Tennessee has a high concentration of quality sandstone that is hard to find anywhere else, and the variety of climbs here means there is literally something for every level and every style of climber.

  18. A Grand Introduction to Knoxville’s Great Outdoors

    Everything you need to know about the outdoor scene in Knoxville, whether you are a visitor, new local, or have been around for years.

  19. An Insider's Guide to the Obed River

    This 45-mile segment of the Obed drains much of the Cumberland Plateau and is the only designated wild and scenic river in Tennessee. It's also one of the last free-flowing river systems in the eastern United States.

  20. Knoxville’s Top 6 City Parks (and What to Do in Each)

    Home to no fewer than 83 public parks, preserves and municipal golf courses within its city limits, Knoxville is a fantastic place to get out in the sun (or rain, or even occasional snow, for that matter)

  21. 24 Hours of Exploration: The Ultimate Adventure Day in Knoxville

    How to pack the maximum amount of adventure into 24 hours in the city of Knoxville.

  22. 6 Ways to Get Outdoors During a Football Weekend in Knoxville

    Neyland Stadium isn’t the only attraction worth seeing on a gameday weekend in Knoxville.

  23. 6 Reasons Why Knoxville is an Awesome City for Outdoor Lovers

    From the 50 miles of trails at the Urban Wilderness to the 85 miles of paved greenways along the city’s rivers and ridges, Knoxville, Tennessee is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.

  24. 6 Best Places to Mountain Bike Near Knoxville

    Knoxville has a variety of singletrack and doubletrack trails, and vary from short, smooth, and easy riding to the exact opposite — which makes the city a great mountain biking destination regardless of skill level.

  25. 10 Best Places to Camp Near Knoxville

    Here are the 10 best places to camp within a few hours of town, from comfortable drive-in sites to overnight backpacking destinations that have to be experienced to be believed.