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Hike of the Month: Twin Arches Loop

Distance: 6.0 miles Elevation gain: 550 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Twin Arches In the 125,000-acre Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, there are more spectacular geological formations than you can shake a stick at. But few of them come close to touching the magnificence of the Twin Arches. When most folks talk about [...]

By | 2018-11-07T19:33:49+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Hike of the Month: Twin Arches Loop

Autumn’s last gasp

Pictured: The Big South Fork River at the O&W Bridge in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. Photo: Sarah Dunlap. A combination of warmer-than-average temperatures and other environmental factors have led to a later-than-usual foliage season across much of the eastern United States — including here at home on the northern Cumberland [...]

By | 2018-11-07T19:17:21+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Autumn’s last gasp

November deer hunts in the Cumberlands

"Here's the thing about deer in the Big South Fork. There aren't a lot of them, but there are some big ones." Corey Andrews speaks as he navigates his pickup truck along Station Camp Road, the two-lane, gravel road that bisects the Big South Fork backcountry west of Oneida. We're on our way to a [...]

By | 2018-11-07T19:13:18+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on November deer hunts in the Cumberlands

Huntsville plans ‘biggest-ever’ fireworks display

HUNTSVILLE — When Huntsville Mayor Dennis Jeffers says next week’s fireworks display is going to be bigger and better than years past, he is serious.  “It’s going to be the biggest fireworks show we’ve ever had in Huntsville, let’s put it that way,” Jeffers said Monday. Jeffers, who is overseeing final preparations for next week’s [...]

By | 2018-06-27T15:16:24+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Huntsville plans ‘biggest-ever’ fireworks display

Hike of the Month: Blue Heron Loop

Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation gain: 640 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Blue Heron When it comes to under-rated hiking trails in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, there may be none that draw a shorter stick than Blue Heron Loop on the north end of the national park, near Stearns, Ky. Locals on [...]

By | 2018-06-06T15:49:37+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Hike of the Month: Blue Heron Loop

Opportunities abound for recreational kayakers

Leah Terry paddles the Big South Fork River in her recreational kayak. Recreational kayaking: it’s one of America’s fastest-growing forms of recreation, exploding in popularity over the past five years.  Perhaps spurred by the addition of budget-priced kayaks at discount stores like Walmart, kayaking has taken on a new life in just the [...]

By | 2018-06-06T15:24:23+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Opportunities abound for recreational kayakers

2018 tourism guide published

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. — "Discover Scott," the print edition, has been published and is now available. The Scott County Chamber of Commerce published its 2018 Vacation & Relocation Guide on Tuesday, June 5. Copies of the guide were distributed via the Independent Herald newspaper in Oneida, Tenn., and are also available at the Scott County Visitor [...]

By | 2018-06-06T15:22:19+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 2018 tourism guide published

Adventure awaits on ‘The River Wild’

"This river is unique. It's beautiful." Those are the words of National Park Service Ranger Kevin Moses. He should know. Moses spent more than seven years in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, much of that time paddling the river. "The scenery you will see on this river is the prettiest scenery [...]

By | 2018-02-28T15:36:45+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Adventure awaits on ‘The River Wild’

Discovering Scott: Something new every month

ONEIDA, Tenn. — The 2018 calendar year is upon us. With it comes the opportunity to explore new areas, try new adventures, and make new friends and memories. With a wide diversity of natural splendors and exciting adventures, there is no better place to spread your wings in 2018 than in Scott County, Tennessee — [...]

By | 2018-01-02T17:55:57+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Discovering Scott: Something new every month

A quick hike to burn off the Christmas excess

ONEIDA, Tenn. — Let's face it: we all over-indulge at Christmas time. So after the festivities are finished and the last of the dinner plates have been washed and put away, how about a hike to work off some of those calories? It's not like you have to go to work! There are a number [...]

By | 2017-12-13T03:24:29+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on A quick hike to burn off the Christmas excess