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Tennessee State Parks First Hikes in Middle Tennessee


Tennessee State Parks 75th AnniversaryTennessee – Tennessee State Parks kicked off its 75th Anniversary at the start of the new year with a series of First Hikes all across the state.

Each state park hosted a First Hike to herald in 2012 and the beginning of Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary celebration.  While hikers had a variety of trail types, distances and interpretive programs to choose from – over the course of two days, approximately 900 participants came out to cover more than 115 miles during these First Hikes across Tennessee.

The following are the First Hike highlights for Middle Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»


Tennessee State Parks Kick Off 75th Anniversary with First Hikes of the New Year


Tennessee State Parks 75th AnniversaryNashville, TN – The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary and to kick off this year-long commemoration, each state park will host its own special hike in the first few days of the New Year.

“We are very excited to announce Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary and felt this series of First Hikes would be a fitting way to commence the various celebrations slated throughout the year and across the state,” said Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau. “Following the old Gaelic tradition of ‘first footing,’ the First Hikes are meant to encourage all Tennesseans to hit the trail and get 2012 started on the right foot.” «Read the rest of this article»

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