The East Tennessee chapter serves hikers in the Knoxville, Oak Ridge and Norris area. Hikes are regularly scheduled throughout the year on the many trails in this region, as well as in other parts of the state. Check the TTA calendar for more information about upcoming hikes.

Contact Rosemary Marshall bt telephone at 865-951-8317 or by email, for more information about the chapter.

The East Tennessee chapter does not meet regularly, so watch the TTA calendar for announcements of meeting times and places.

Upcoming East Tennessee Hikes and Programs:

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Aug 18, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** August 2017 **  
    ** September 2017 **  


East Tennessee

Seven Islands State Birding Park.  This hike is Tennessee’s newest park.  It is a 416 acre park that was established in the 1990’s by private donors and jointly managed as Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge by a local foundation and Knox County.  In the fall of 2013, it was designated as a state park effective Septemer 2013 with the grand opening July 2014.  The park, on former farmland, includes the Kelly Bend peninsula along the Fench Broad River.  Habitats include wooded hills, an intermittent stream, and several fields being restored to native warm-season grasses.  More than 10 species of birds have been sighted in the park.  There is little detailed information about the park.  I have hiked the park several times and it seems to me the outside loop is something over five miles, see the map.  According to the Sierra Club there are about 6 miles of natural trails.  The views are great,  you can see the Smoky Mountains and Mount LeConte.  This is a hike that almost anyone can do so join us.  We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, other appropriate clothing, a snack, something to drink and a camera.  We will meet in the Baptist Church of Bearden parking lot for car-pooling, leaving at 8:30 am ET and stopping at the Cracker Barrel at Strawberry Plains Pike and leaving at 9:00 am ET for those who would prefer to meet there. Be sure to bring $$$ for car pooling. For specific information about the hike please call Tom Cressler.

Tom Cressler
865.588.5622 (leave message)

    ** October 2017 **  



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