Sierra Club: Zoo Knoxville Visit

Zoo Knoxville 3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr., Knoxville, TN, United States

Saturday, March 25th. Time TBD. More details coming soon!

Sierra Club: Bicycle Ride

Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area 3140 McClure Ln, Knoxville, TN, United States

Saturday, May 20th from 1-4 pm. A bicycle ride at Forks of the River Wildlife Management area is always a great outside activity. We’ll spend some time walking through fields of sunflowers in addition to riding. If you have binoculars bring them to to look at the many birds and butterflies that live in these […]

Sierra Club: Bicycle Ride

Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area 3140 McClure Ln, Knoxville, TN, United States

A bicycle ride at Forks of the River Wildlife Management area is always a great outside activity. We’ll spend some time walking through fields of sunflowers in addition to riding. If you have binoculars bring them to look at the many birds and butterflies that live in these fields and nearby forests.

Sierra Club: Synchronous Fireflies, Little River Trail, Elkmont, Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

We will go the first weekend before the National Park Service program at Elkmont in the Smokies. Don’t worry, there will still be many fireflies when we go. We will be providing a handout detailing preparation and logistics for this outing. For natural history information about the fireflies see the Park website: https://www.nps.gov/grsm/learn/nature/fireflies.htm

Sierra Club: White Water Rafting

Nantahala Outdoor Center 3485 Hartford Road, Hartford, TN, United States

RSVP BY JUNE 15. With nearly-continuous Class II-IV rapids like Lost Guide and Accelerator and views into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Upper Pigeon delivers. More info here: https://noc.com/trips/pigeon-river-rafting-upper-pigeon. The NOC requires youth to be at least 8 years old and weigh over 70 pounds. The Sierra Club will pay the rafting fee […]

Sierra Club: Canoe Trip at Seven Islands State Park

Seven Islands State Park 2809 Kelly Ln., Kodak, TN, United States

This 5-mile tandem canoeing trip on the scenic French Broad River to Cruze Landing will be a real treat! Interesting rock formations, wildlife, and lunch on an island will be enjoyed along the way. Participants must be 7+ years old.

Sierra Club: Monarch Butterfly Tagging at Cades Cove

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Saturday, October 7th from 10 am to 2 pm. We’ll spend a relaxing afternoon in the open fields of Cades Cove, one of the most beautiful spots in the Smokies. On this outing join butterfly experts from the Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont, to learn about Monarch Butterfly migration and catch and tag butterflies […]

Sierra Club: Ropes Course at Maryville College

Maryville College 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN, United States

Saturday, November 4th. Time TBD. We'll take on the Mountain Challenge program at Maryville College.

Sierra Club: Lost Sea Caverns

The Lost Sea Adventure 140 Lost Sea Rd., Sweetwater, TN, United States

Lost Sea adventure begins with a guided tour of the caverns (https://thelostsea.com/groups/). This involves a ¾ mile round-trip walk on wide sloping pathways. We will be taking the Flashlight Tour that takes us into one of the darker corners of the cave for a real caving experience (please bring flashlights.). Along the way, we will […]

Sierra Club: Ripley’s Aquarium

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies 88 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN, United States

Join us at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies! Everyone will meet at the ticket entrance at 12:15, finalize our group tickets, and get inside in time to experience the Penguin Parade at 1:15. We will then have plenty of time to tour the many parts of the aquarium – Ocean Realm, Shark Lagoon, Touch a […]