Some of the best fall colors in The Smokies can be found along trails that include Sugarland Mountain, Gregory's Bald and the Appalachian Trail from Clingman's Dome and Newfound Gap. Other locations include Rainbow Falls, Alum Cave Bluffs and Brushy Mountain trails. Not ready for a strenuous hike? Drives on Clingman's Dome and Newfound Gap Road beautiful views. A less-traveled route is the Balsam Mountain Road in the park's southeast corner off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Drivers should be aware part of the road is gravel.By the start of November, most of the higher elevations have lost their leaves. At that point good fall foliage locations include the ever-popular Cades Cove Loop as well as the Boogerman and Albright Grove Loop trails.For those looking for less-traveled areas, we recommend heading south from Knoxville to drive the Cherohala Skyway or north to the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.
11/2/2018 - 1 in 7 people in East Tennessee lives in poverty and has difficulty meeting basic needs. At Second Harvest Food Bank, we are trying to change that statistic in 18 East Tennessee counties. Second Harvest Food Bank’s mission is to lead the community in the fight to end hunger. It is the East Tennessee region’s largest hunger-relief charity. The food bank secures and distributes more than 18 million pounds of food and grocery products annually through a network of over 550 partnering nonprofit organizations such as food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and schools. Although hunger knows no season, this time of year many look for ways to help the less fortunate have a happy Thanksgiving and here are some ways you can help.
UT Food Drive October 29-November 9 there will be Two drop-off locations for food: Haslam: 1000 Volunteer Boulevard, 453 Haslam Business Building, Knoxville, TN 37996 Stokely: Stokely Management Center, 916 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37916
Rand Property Management Food Drive November 1-November 16. Three drop off locations for food: The Hammond 4619 Sunflower Dr. Knoxville TN 37909 Maryville Rental Office 203 Stone Tree Dr. Maryville, TN 37801 Maple Sunset/Fox Springs 4829 Maple Sunset Way Knoxville, TN 37912
Camping for Cans Looking towards the Christmas season Billy Kidd, local radio personality for WIMZ 103.5, is camping for cans, and his goal is to fill the tractor trailer full of food for Second Harvest Food Bank! Join Billy at Walmart Walker Springs starting on Black Friday for one week to help him meet his goal.Look for Billy Kidd broadcasting on WIMZ in front of the Walmart location in West Knoxville between Walker Springs and Gallaher View Road.