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Hike of the Month: Leatherwood Loop

Distance: 3.6-mile loop Elevation Gain: 540 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: East Rim (Big South Fork) The 3.6-mile Leatherwood Loop Trail is one of a handful of trails in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area that traverse the gorge from top to bottom, offering a look at the terrain and vegetation differences from the top of the [...]

By | 2017-05-31T14:36:24+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Hike of the Month: Leatherwood Loop

Smith returns to Scott for holiday concert

ONEIDA, Tenn. — Memorial Day weekend in Scott County will kick off with an acoustic concert from one of Nashville's best-known songwriters, who just happens to be one of our own. Anthony Smith will appear at the Oneida Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Oneida High School, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 26. Doors [...]

By | 2017-05-23T20:57:41+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Smith returns to Scott for holiday concert

White Knuckle combines rides and music

Brimstone's White Knuckle Event combines off-road riding with country music on Memorial Day weekend. HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. —  Join thousands of off-highway enthusiasts in making Huntsville your home on Memorial Day weekend, as Brimstone presents its annual White Knuckle Event. The three-day event combines off-road riding and country music for a fun-filled, action-packed weekend [...]

By | 2017-05-17T17:56:49+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on White Knuckle combines rides and music

2017’s ‘summer of music’!

  ONEIDA, Tenn. — Scott County, Tenn., is the place to be this summer . . . if you like music! Against the scenic backdrop of the Cumberland Mountains and the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Scott County will play host to several exciting concerts throughout the summer, beginning with a wide-open Memorial [...]

By | 2017-05-11T22:17:19+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 2017’s ‘summer of music’!

Music festival will heat up Possum Trot in June

WINFIELD, Tenn. — Tucked away in the mountains of Winfield Tennessee, the AyerWaves Music Festival will bring exciting new tourism to Scott County! The four day event has artist, vendors, fans, and friends coming to the small community to experience the beauty and excitement of Big South Fork living! The festival’s main stage is situated on [...]

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Anthony Smith to play Oneida concert

ONEIDA, Tenn. — Critically-acclaimed and award-winning singer/songwriter Anthony Smith will perform an acoustic concert in Oneida this Memorial Day weekend. Smith, who last appeared in concert locally in June 2016, will perform at the Oneida Performing Arts Center, located on the campus of Oneida High School, on Friday, May 26, 2017. Doors will open at [...]

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Hike of the Month: Middle Creek Nature Loop

The Middle Creek Nature Loop offers one of the largest concentration of rock shelters found along any hiking trail in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. Located off Divide Road on the western side of the BSF, the loop trail takes hikers by and inside several large rock shelters, each one seemingly [...]

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Early summer hikes in the Big South Fork

ONEIDA, Tenn. — Truthfully, there is no bad time to hike the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. With hundreds of miles of footpaths spread throughout 125,000 acres of wilderness, the BSF is truly a park for all seasons. But hiking this section of the northern Cumberland Plateau is near its best during [...]

By | 2017-05-11T01:29:37+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Early summer hikes in the Big South Fork

Featured Hike: John Muir to O&W

The Independent Herald's Twenty Week Hiking Challenge continues with a 4.6-mile hike from Leatherwood Ford to the O&W Bridge and back, along the John Muir Trail in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. The trail features 100 ft. of elevation gain and is rated moderate. The newspaper features a hike each week [...]

By | 2017-05-10T16:39:58+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Featured Hike: John Muir to O&W

Saturday is Spring Planting Festival at Big South Fork

ONEIDA, Tenn. — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be hosting the 17th annual Spring Planting and Music Festival on Saturday, April 29, near the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.  The festival celebrates the coming of spring and the Appalachian way of life that has been such an important part of the history of [...]

By | 2017-04-27T13:39:32+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Saturday is Spring Planting Festival at Big South Fork