Beyond Tennessee Football Are Colors Other Than Orange & A German Beer Hall
When one thinks of Knoxville, TN, in the fall, the obvious top-of-mind thing that comes to mind is Neyland Stadium, the Tennessee Vols and the checkerboard end zone.
And while that is certainly a huge part of the landscape in September, October and November, it is hardly the only part of fall in this part of East Tennessee.
There are also dozens of outdoor things to do all over the city and beyond, all of which are excellent social-distancing activities. And when you do want to be around people – at a safe distance, of course – there are nearly 20 craft breweries throughout the city and even a company, Knox Beer Tours, that will take you to them.
One activity on the locals’ “must do” list in the fall is getting to the Great Smoky Mountains to see the trees showcasing their vibrant fall colors. Once there, there are all kinds of things to see and do, from bike riding, canopy zip lines, camping, having a picnic along a scenic stream in Cade’s Cove and even taking a walk high above Gatlinburg on the SkyPark’s Sky Bridge.
In town, you can kayak along the Tennessee River past Neyland Stadium and, on certain Saturdays, the Volunteer Navy.
And while it’s not really a PubClub type of thing, there is excellent bird watching at Seven Islands State Birding Park. I mention this because I am from Knoxville and my family loves watching the huge variety of birds that pop by to munch at their bird feeders, including bluebirds and cardinals.
It just goes to show you that there are more colors in Knoxville than orange!
More up PubClub.com’s alley are the breweries, which are becoming as prevalent as Tennessee touchdowns “in these parts” as folks here like to say. Okay, maybe more prevalent than Tennessee touchdowns!
And of course, September and October is Oktoberfest and Knoxville has a German beer hall to make you at least think you are in Germany this time of the year, the Schulz Brau Brewing Company downtown. Heck, with no Oktoberfest in Munich this year, Schultz Brewing may be about as close to the real thing as you can get now.
The point is, there’s a lot more to Knoxville in the fall than UT football. And with Neyland Stadium limited to 25% capacity in this COVID-19 era, this year is especially ripe for doing many of these and other activities.
For more and to book a trip and adventures, go to the Visit Knoxville website.
• Learn more about Knoxville’s beer scene with this livestream show featuring Knox Brew Tours
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