Oneida, TN (2017-04-16) Hey Junior Rangers! Get ready to “GO BIG” in 2017 as you explore, experience, and connect with the park in your backyard! On National Junior Ranger Day in preparation for the “GO BIG 2017” Challenge, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be conducting a healthy hike along the Burnt Mill Bridge Loop trail on Saturday, April 22, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).
Join a ranger at the Burnt Mill Bridge parking lot for a moderate 4.3 mile hike. The Burnt Mill Loop is one of the more scenic shorter loops in the Big South Fork. Enjoy the sound of the wide rushing Clear Fork River as you explore beautiful rock formations, waterfalls, and so much more! Please wear weather appropriate clothing and bring water and snacks. Don’t forget to bring that well-behaved dog; however, leashes are required.
The GO BIG 2017 Challenge is a year-long park-wide event designed to motivate visitors to go out and explore their park. Participants will earn points by answering questions about the nature and history of the park that will require exploration in search of site-specific information. Some answers may even require a photo to be taken. Points will also be given for miles hiked, biked, paddled, or equestrian-ridden so you can get started today! The challenge will be released soon, so get up, get out, and get ready!