Hike of the Week: Oscar Blevins Farm

Distance: 3.6 miles (loop) Elevation gain: 150 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Bandy Creek For the second time in three weeks, the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge visits one of...

Hike of the Week: Fall Branch Falls

Distance: 4.4 miles (in-and-out) Elevation gain: 284 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Bandy Creek Swimming Pool The showcase of the John Litton Farm Loop Trail in the Big South...

Hike of the week: Frozen Head

From a perch high on the southern slope of Old Mac Mountain, the song of a wood thrush echoes through the tree tops as...

BSF establishes 'trailkeeper' program

  The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area has started a new volunteer activity called the Trail Keepers program for people who love...

'White-nose syndrome' a threat to local bat colonies

Even as state and federal agencies expand efforts to slow its spread, white-nose syndrome in bats is spreading at an alarming rate and quickly...

BSF grant provides students with educational opportunity

Some 40 fourth and fifth graders from Oneida Elementary School had an opportunity to stay overnight at the remote Charit Creek Lodge recently, thanks...

O&W Bridge to temporarily close for repairs

Efforts to repair the historic O&W Bridge will commence Monday, March 6, and will take approximately three weeks to complete.  This project is funded...

Hike of the week: Leatherwood Loop

Distance: 3.6 miles Elevation gain: 550 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: East Rim At 3.6 miles in length, Leatherwood Loop is far from the longest hiking trail that is...

Report: Local tourism revenue still growing

Tourist activity generated $11.13 million in Scott County in 2015, according to a newly-released study by the Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association. That number reflects...

TWRA plans BOW Extreme Workshop at Big South Fork

BANDY CREEK — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the first Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Extreme Workshop April 25-27 at the Big South...
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