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TENNESSEE RIVER
In all three industries, there was
a point throughout the pandemic
during which a consumer was
lucky to be able to use a boat,
paddling vessel or bicycle the day
they made their purchase due to extreme
backorders.
It almost seems as if the Tennessee
RiverLine, a project that aims
to connect communities along the
652-mile Tennessee River through
a continuous system of paddling,
hiking and biking trails, is aiming
to address these trends that sprouted
in the midst of the pandemic. As
it so happens, the vision for the initiative
had been brewing for several
years, and now presents a fresh and
engaging model for amplifying recreation's
impact on the economy,
environment, health and everyday
living.
" We see the Tennessee RiverLine
as North America's next
Current Tennessee
RiverTowns Program
Participants
The first participating communities
in the Tennessee RiverTowns
Program were announced in 2020.
They are currently working on qualifying
for the prestigious status.
Current program participants
include:
* Bridgeport, Alabama
* Decatur, Alabama
* Guntersville, Alabama
* Huntsville, Alabama
* The Shoals, Alabama
* Benton County, Tennessee
* Clifton, Tennessee
* Hardin County, Tennessee
* Knoxville, Tennessee
* Loudon County, Tennessee
* South Pittsburg, Tennessee
* Stewart County, Tennessee
* Roane County, Tennessee
* Calvert City, Kentucky
* Paducah-McCracken County,
Kentucky
great regional trail system, " says
Brad Collett, director of the Tennessee
RiverLine, associate professor
in the University of Tennessee
(UT), Knoxville's Department of
Plant Sciences and a faculty member
in the School of Landscape
Architecture.
First proposed by a UT student
in Collett's class in 2016, the
Tennessee RiverLine's mission is
to transform the way our region,
communities
and individuals
experience
health,
the Tennessee River,
thereby unlocking its potential for
economic development,
equitable
public
access and
environmental stewardship.
" We're working with river communities
to provide them with
resources and programs that will
connect
residents
alike, to the river in new and different
ways, " says Collett.
and tourists,
Within the four states touched by the
Tennessee River, there are nearly 200
marinas, campgrounds and riverside resorts.
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