One of the key factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle is staying physically active, but “staying active” can mean much more than just another trip to the gym. Each month we are featuring ways to get active while still having fun in a different PT Solutions community. Follow along and commit to making 2017 a year filled with fun, active adventure!
Nestled near the Smoky Mountains and just west of the Appalachian Trail lies rollings hills that are ideal for the adventurous outdoorsman or outdoorswoman. Whether you’re a local or visiting for a weekend, be sure not to miss these 4 great ways to get active in Knoxville, Tennessee!
Visit a national forest
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park sits in the Appalachian Mountains east of Knoxville, home of country music legend Dolly Parton. Some of the most popular hiking destinations include Charlies Bunion, Alum Cave Bluffs, Andrews Bald, Rainbow Falls, and Chimney Tops.
Hit the links
Golf doesn’t seem like the greatest workout but walking 18 holes can easily add up to the length of 4 miles in walking distance! Check out some of the best public golf courses in Southeastern Kentucky and Northeastern Tennessee:
Grab a paddle
The Cove at Concord Park is a waterfront park perfect for standup paddleboarding, canoeing, and kayaking. On land, there are playgrounds, volleyball courts, and shoreline walks!
In everything you do, always remember to take extra care or ask for a guide if needed to stay away from injuries.