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East Tennessee Spring Destinations!
- One of the Historic Houses of Knoxville Crescent Bend's Tulip Time! April 1 donation-based admission fees
- I was a huge fan of Tulip Time in Pella, Iowa from when I was in college, so I look forward to continuing my annual Tulip Time tradition
- Norris Dam State Park Guided Wildflower Hike March 31 & April 7
- Frozen Head State Park Wildflower Pilgrimage April 14 & 15
- Oak Ridge Reservation Wildflower Walk April 15
- Sponsored by the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- House Mountain Scenic-Recreational State Natural Area
- A couple from church is leading a hike right after church ends, I'm excited!
- Dogwood Arts Festival Events from late March to late May
- Dogwood Trails and Gardens April 11-30
- I plan to drive and maybe walk through the Oak Ridge route where it was featured a few years ago. Since dogwood is a tree, it should be relatively permanent and equally beautiful. There are also two sites in Farragut that I'll check out.
- Dogwood Art Detour April 28 & 29 visiting artists work spaces
- There's a studio in Oak Ridge near my house so I plan on visiting that one.
- Museum of Appalachia
- A replicated village of about three dozen real Appalachian buildings plus a museum, sounds wonderful to me! The restaurant also looks like it serves authentic Appalachian cuisine. Double bonus! Luckily I have AAA to save an extra few dollars.
- Sheep Shearing April 27 sounds... awesome! Includes spinning and quilting with the fiber. And, homemade ice cream and freshly squeezed lemonade. Although I hear it gets majorly busy during special events, so I might want to avoid that instead..
Anyone else planning to take advantage of nearby spring attractions?