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Fall Family Hiking Destination

Experienced hikers can discover more than 50 miles of trails and backcountry camping opportunities at East Tennessee’s Frozen Head State Park & Natural Area. Families with young children can find playgrounds and short one or two mile hiking paths, as well.  The park is in Wartburg, accessible by weekend drive from Nashville, Knoxville or Lexington. […]

Continue Reading By on October 23, 2011 in Appalachia, family, green, natural, outdoors

Outing to Big South Fork

Visiting a spectacular river gorge 320 million years in the making introduces science in an adventurous way.  Our family enjoyed a recent outing to the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area on the Kentucky/Tennessee border. We perched on the overlook to view the turquoise water at sunset, after already walking along its shores.  Our short nature […]

Continue Reading By on March 20, 2011 in Big South Fork, natural, outdoor

The Plant Doctor’s Legacy

Room to explore acres of prairie and woodlands makes George Washington Carver National Monument an inviting place for families and children.  It’s the best place for learning about the plant doctor’s legacy. The renovated and expanded visitor center building is a bonus.  However, getting outdoors is exactly what inspired the young boy who grew up […]

Continue Reading By on December 6, 2010 in green, outdoor, school