Baker Creek Preserve Offers Unique Experiences in the Urban Wilderness

It’s an oddity Knoxville residents are coming to accept, though it would likely still be jarring to an out-of-town visitor who hadn’t been prepared: Hundreds of acres of inter-connected, forested trails for riding, running and walking located just minutes from the urban core of the city. The Baker Creek Preserve represents a one-hundred acre, 2013, […]

Tennessee Valley Bikes: Serving a Basic Urban Need with Style

One of the conversational threads that runs through many of our discussions on this website is the need to for basic necessities for downtown to complement the culinary and entertainment options which have proliferated here. With a small, though growing, downtown population, these kinds of businesses bring more risk in that visitors to downtown may […]

Let’s Get Outside and Celebrate Who We Are: Bike, Boat, Brew and Bark

I’ve heard several discussions recently about our identity or identities as a city. Are we the home of the Vols? The guardians of the Sunsphere? We’ll always be those things, for sure, but we’ve got so much more going on and Visit Knoxville invites you to get outside and enjoy some of the things Knoxville […]

Open Streets, Spring 2016

The second Open Streets Knoxville event could not have ordered a more perfect day. With sunshine and temperatures in the sixties and low seventies, it was picture perfect. This time around was different for everyone – more time and distance – and for me, it was very different because I wasn’t flying solo like the […]

Knoxville Gets Its Move On: Open Streets 2015

It felt a little weird at first, didn’t it? I think maybe more so for those of us who are often pedestrians. Walking on a sidewalk and being very cautious when walking in the street are critical at a primal survival level. It’s hard to unlearn something that hard-wired, even if only for a few […]