Birding
Knoxville is conveniently located right in the middle of migration routes for many species of birds. Combined with the mild climate, hilly-to-mountainous terrain and many lakes and streams – Knoxville makes a great habitat for birds. Whether you are a beginner looking for easy birds to identify or an experienced birder, there are many places to start exploring.
Check out the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society –  an active birding group that offers monthly meetings with guest speakers and outings. The club welcomes beginners and experienced birders alike.

Norris Songbird Trail SWA

Norris Songbird Trail State Wildlife Observation Area HIGHLIGHTS: The scenic trail contours the Clinch River providing a variety of habitats for many songbirds [...]

Norris Dam State Park Trails

Norris Dam State Park Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Surrounded by beautiful hardwood forests and miles of Norris Lake shoreline; 800 miles of pristine shoreline for [...]

Loyston Point Trails

Loyston Point Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Over 23 miles of multi-use trails meander through beautiful woodlands, hugging the shoreline of Norris Lake and ascending to [...]

Haw Ridge Trails

Haw Ridge Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Situated on scenic peninsula along the shores of the Clinch River; 30+ miles of trail perfect for hikers, trail [...]

Frozen Head State Park Trails

Frozen Head State Park Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Known for giant sandstone rock formations, bluffs, mountain streams, and waterfalls - this mountainous terrain varies from [...]

Fort Loudoun State Park Trails

Fort Loudoun State Historic Park Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Built in 1756, one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier and reconstructed during [...]

Elza Gate Park Trails

Elza Gate Park Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Historical location of the Elza Gate - a former entry point to the Secret City back in the 1940's; [...]

East Lakeshore Trails

East Lakeshore National Recreation Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Scenic linear trail system skirts the eastern shoreline of Tellico Lake; 10 interconnected trails range from 1.2 [...]

Dandridge Partnership Trail

Dandridge Partnership Trail HIGHLIGHTS: Skirting Douglas Lake's natural shoreline, the 1.2 mile trail offers numerous opportunities for swimmers and fishermen to find a [...]

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