Migrating Mapleleaf Mussels

Winged Mapleleaf Mussel

Winged mapleleaf mussels, an endangered species for more than two decades, have returned to the Duck River in Tennessee.

Wildflower Wonderlands at Tennessee State Parks and Gardens

Tennessee wildflowers

Stop and smell the wildflowers this spring at one of Tennessee’s many gardens or state parks.

Watch a Video of Bald Eagles at Reelfoot Lake

Bald eagle at Reelfoot Lake in West Tennessee

Watch a video of bald eagles at Reelfoot Lake State Park in West Tennessee, where each winter 150 to 200 of the birds migrate through on the Mississippi flyway.

New Eagle Nesting Spots in Northeast Tennessee

Eagle Nesting Spot

Visit Reelfoot Lake in West Tennessee this spring for majestic bald eagle sightings.

Summer Sanctuary at Land Between The Lakes

Photo Courtesy of US Forest Service Land Between The Lakes

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area celebrates 50 years in 2013.

State Parks Initiate New Campground Reservation System

Online Camping Reservations

Tennessee State Parks unveiled a new campground reservation system, making it easier for visitors to plan their camping trips.

Memphis Botanic Garden Features a Variety of Herbs, Daylilies and More

Daylily Circle at Memphis Botanic Garden

Overflowing with gorgeous color and landscaping, the 96-acre property at Memphis Botanic Garden, located right next to the University of Memphis, dazzles visitors with 28 specialty gardens, providing an in-depth look at a variety of flowers, plants and trees.

Farmers Welcome Hunters, Bird Dogs to Find Game on Land

Hunters at Meadow Brook Game Farms

Meadow Brook Game Farm combines farming and hunting by allowing hunters to use their land during prime wildlife seasons.

Brighten Your Garden with Winter-Flowering Shrubs

Arnold Promise Witchhazel

Japanese cornel dogwood and hybrid witch hazel are perfect winter-flowering shrubs to brighten up any landscape.

Tennesssee on Two Wheels: Bikers Ride Throughout the State

Natchez Trace Parkway Bicycle Trail

Cyclists and motorcycle riders discover challenging and scenic trails across Tennessee including Tail of the Dragon and the Cherohala Skyway.

Ziplining Sites in Tennessee

Ziplining in Tennessee

Here are a few places that offer ziplining in Tennessee.

Ziplining in Tennessee: Who Says You Can’t Fly?

Zip lining

Ziplining destinations across the state provide an adventure in Tennessee’s backyard.

Get Out on Tennessee’s Trails and Byways

Visitors to the Hermitage can see Andrew and Rachel Jackson's tomb. The Hermitage, home of President of Andrew Jackson is located in Nashville, TN

Take a spring staycation with this guide to some of our favorite attractions along Tennessee’s Trails and Byways.

The Lighting of Chickasaw State Park

housands of lights, hand-lit luminaries and decorations adorn Chickasaw State Park with holiday cheer Dec. 10-12.

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah: Ziplining Adventure

Check out our video of zip lining at AdventureWorks in Kingston Springs, Tennessee.

Horse Around With Tennessee Equine Trail Guide

The new Tennessee Equine Trail Guide offers a comprehensive list of state attractions for equine enthusiasts, with 50 pages and more than 130 locations.

Rock Island State Park: Waterfall Wonderland

Rock Island State Park waterfalls, Caney Fork River, Tennessee

Rock Island’s natural beauty takes the cake when it comes to attracting visitors.

Relax and Enjoy the Roan Mountain Bed and Breakfast

Roane Mountain B&B

Roan Mountain Bed and Breakfast is an idyllic getaway amongst the rhododendrons and scenic landscape of East Tennessee.

Tennessee Farm Camp or Bust

Tap Root Farm Camp

Tennessee farm camps provide a healthy, educational summer alternative to video games, TV and iPods.

Venture Into Frigid Weather for Winter Wonderlands

Bald River Falls in Tellico - Frozen in Winter 2009

During the second week of January 2009, a weeklong spell of subfreezing temperatures gripped the Southeast. Along with the cold came a soft blanket of snow that we Tennesseans do not often experience.

Visit the Elmore Holly Collection in Oak Ridge


See hollies en masse at the University of Tennessee Arboretum in Oak Ridge. The Elmore Holly Collection at the UT Arboretum is a research and display garden of more than 200 cultivars of the genus Ilex.

Hiwassee River History

Hiwassee River, Tennessee

Tennessee and Georgia call one river by different names.

Float the Hiwassee

Webb Bros. Float Service on the Hiwassee River

Float down a chilly river in East Tennessee with help from a float service and general store with a storied past.

A-Camping We Will Go in Tennessee’s State Parks

Elkmont Campground in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains National Park

Three of Tennessee’s top campgrounds include Elkmont in the Smokies, Fall Creek Falls State Park in Pikeville and Meeman-Shelby Forest near Memphis.

Camp Clydesdale Invites Kids to Ride Rare Horses

Lodestar Farm lets kids get up close and personal with a rare breed of horses.

Reelfoot Lake B&B Gives Bird’s-Eye View of Bald Eagles

Bald eagle at Reelfoot Lake in West Tennessee

After taking a bald eagle tour at Reelfoot Lake in February 1993, Nancy Moore realized a life-change was in order.

Fishing at Bob White Springs: The Only Way To Fly

Fly-fishing in Only, TN

Test your fly-fishing skills at this Hickman County trout farm.

Tennessee Caves: Secrets of the Earth

Forbidden Caverns Cave, Sevierville, Tennessee

Tennessee has more caves than any other state.

Camping Without Roughing It: Cabins, Yurts and RVs

Fall Creek Falls State Park

If the idea of camping is appealing, but the reality of roughing it is a little, well, rough, discover a back-to-nature alternative without the hassle.

Fireflies Flashing in Sync

Fireflies light up the night – in synchronicity – each June at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Learn to Float Your Boat at Tennessee Boat School

Karl Weinert opened the Tennessee Boat School in 2004, inviting families, friends and co-workers to come to their 185-acre farm in Big Sandy, TN, and build a boat in a day under the instruction of a seasoned boatwright.