Category Archives: Local History

Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge TN | Sandhill Crane Festival

Visiting the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge in Birchwood,TN, where the annual Sandhill Crane Festival is held, is a long day-trip — 125 miles one way — to see birds that are a long way off, even with binoculars. I say this … Read the rest

Hike to the Falls at Cumberland Gap on the Historic Wilderness Road Trail

IMG_3799Looking for an easy-to-moderate hike that has something for everyone?  This is it!  You’ll experience:

  • hiking on the historic Wilderness Road Trail
  • a 15-minute walk from the parking lot to fantastic falls (any time of year)
  • beautiful mountain views
  • an
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Fresh Water Mussels in Norris Lake & the Clinch River

The world is full of “coincidences”. Such is the case between a nature walk I had a few weeks ago at Norris Lake where the water had receded and a book I just started reading about Oak Ridge and the … Read the rest