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Hikes and Blooms – History and Wildflowers

Legacy Parks’ new event with the Dogwood Arts Festival –  Hikes & Blooms – highlights interesting historical sites and the abundant flora along the two three mile hikes in beautiful park settings.

Joan Markel’s interpretive hike at Fort Dickerson and TrekSouth’s William Hastie Natural Area hike will feature some of the history and the variety of wildflowers and native fauna in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness.  Join us for one, or both of these beautiful hikes.

April 23 – 10 a.m.  Hikes & Blooms Fort Dickerson

Explore the Civil War site built by the Federal army along a forested ridge south of the Tennessee River. Authentic replica cannons, an earthen fort, and an overlook at the beautiful quarry lake highlight this hike. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Meet at the Augusta Street entrance.

April 24 – 10 a.m.  Hikes & Blooms William Hastie Natural Area

Wildflowers blanket the ground along these great trails in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness just minutes from downtown. The beautiful trails weave through the lush forest and by a pond where you might just glimpse a turtle or colorful birds. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Meet in the parking lot at the end of Margaret Road.

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