We were visiting the Great Smokies and took a side trip to Knoxville, which we had not visited before, where we discovered its Urban Wilderness and growing network of greenways (over 50 miles to date). We rode the Will Skelton Greenway, a portion of which goes through the Ijams Nature Center. Scroll down or click on the link below for more details:
Will Skelton Greenway: The Will Skelton Greenway, running 3.6 paved miles from Island Home Park, through Ijams Nature Center, and ending at Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area, is popular for walking, jogging, biking, skating. Ijams Nature Center is a 275-acre wildlife sanctuary and natural area with a Visitor center that offers exhibits and educational programs, picnicking, hiking, Tennessee River Boardwalk, Ijams family home site, gift shop, restaurant, and 10 miles of natural surface trails in addition to a portion of the Will Skelton Greenway. Island Home Park on three acres has picnicking, playground, tennis, ballfield, and blueway access (canoe launch).
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