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Hidden Treasures #6: Tennessee

Tennessee Gulf Trail

Martha Sundquist State Forest offers a rare state forest hiking trail in Tennessee. Hikers can also visit restored section of the historic Unicoi Turnpike in Cherokee National Forest.

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Hidden Treasures #6: Virginia

Mount Pleasant.

The Jefferson National Forest’s Guest River Gorge Trail and George Washington National Forest’s Mt. Pleasant are both well worth visiting.

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Hidden Treasures #6: South Carolina

Yellow Branch Falls

Waterfalls abound in the Andrew Pickens Ranger District of Sumter National Forest.

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Hidden Treasures #6: Ohio

Wildcat Hollow Trail

The Monroe Outlook, Monroe Overlook Trail and Wildcat Hollow Trail offer varying degrees of challenge in Wayne National Forest.

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Hidden Treasures #6: North Carolina

Harper Creek Falls

Harper Creek Falls Pisgah National Forest (828) 759-0005 In the Harper Creek Wilderness Study Area of Pisgah National Forest near Collettsville, N.C., the 50-foot Harper Creek Falls cascades over slanted rocks. One way to see the falls is through a

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Hidden Treasures #6: Maryland

Savage River

Poplar Lick Trail Savage River State Forest (301) 895-5759 At over 54,000 acres, Grantsville’s Savage River State Forest is the largest state forest in Maryland and an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with designated areas for hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and off-road

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Hidden Treasures #6: Kentucky

Red River Gorge

The Auxier Ridge Trail and nearby trails in Daniel Boone National Forest’s Red River Gorge offer stunning hiking, while the Little Shepherd Trail provides a beautiful drive along Pine Mountain and Kentenia State Forest.

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Hidden Treasures #6: Georgia

raven cliff falls

Raven Cliff Falls in Chattahoochee National Forest.

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New Study Maps Increase in Land Disturbed by Coal Mining

A new study shows that surface mining has cleared 1.5 million acres of land between 1976 and 2015, and also showed a drastic increase in the ratio of land cleared to tonnage of coal produced over the last three decades.

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Powell Valley Electric Co-op Members Raise Their Voices

Members of Powell Valley Electric Cooperative have launched a campaign to make their cooperative more transparent, accountable and responsive to the needs of its communities. The group has three candidates running for board seats and submitted a bylaw amendment.

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