Knoxville End of Summer Bucket List

With the end of summer quickly approaching, making the most of your time and experiences is crucial to avoid the dreadful summer F.O.M.O. (Fear Of Missing Out) Lucky for you, we’ve put together a last minute summer bucket list for you to check off before the reality of school and work hits us hard!

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Tube down a Tennessee River

Grab your swimsuit and head out to the water to cool off this summer! River Rat Tubing offers an amazing tubing experience that is both adventerous and relaxing!

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Visit a Quarry

A day at a quarry is as relaxing as it is scenic! Whether you want to take a dip or just take in the views, a quarry has a little something for everyone! Visit some of our favorites such as Fort Dickerson Quarry and Mead’s Quarry Lake!

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Go Berry Picking

Strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries, oh my! Enjoy fresh produce and fun for the whole family at a berry picking farm such as Beauchene’s Farm, Rutherford’s Farm, and Honeys Blueberry Farm!

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Go to a drive- in movie

Maybe a movie and popcorn is more your speed. Maryville’s Parkway Drive- In brings out all the old fashioned drive- in vibes and is sure to be your new favorite movie spot!

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Go kayaking

Switch up how you spend your lake day and go kayaking! Kayaks are for rent at parks such as The Cove at Concord Park and Ijam’s Nature Center making for the perfect summer day!

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Go horseback riding in the Smoky Mountains

Saddle up! Horseback riding is a unique way to experience the Smoky Mountains. Check out Sugarland Riding Stables, Walden Creek Stables, and Five Oaks Riding Stables for an unforgettable experience!

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Hike to a waterfall

Let the excercise pay off… with a view! Hike a trail that ends in a waterfall to cool off and enjoy beautiful scenery. Some of our favorite falls are Cummins Falls, Indian Flats Falls, and Rainbow Falls!

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Go moonshine tasting in Gatlinburg

Bottoms up! Get a group together and head out to Gatlinburg to try new flavors of moonshine at a moonshine tour! Some distelleries that you don’t want to miss are Sugarland’s Distillery, Ole Smoky Distillery, and Doc Collier Distillery!

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Spend a weekend in Nashville

Ahhh… music city. The music, restaraunts, honky tonks, and culture are some of the best in Tennessee. With Nashville being just a short drive from Knoxville, it makes for the perfect day or weekend trip!

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