NORRIS, Tenn. – The colors and pageantry of springtime are erupting all across the area and nature lovers are invited to see a prime display during the Tennessee Valley Authority’s annual wildflower walks at Norris Dam on two consecutive Saturdays, March 26 and April 2.
Guided walks—hosted by TVA in conjunction with Ijams Nature Center, Norris Dam State Park and the Friends of Norris Dam State Park—will begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. EDT at the River Bluff Small Wild Area along the Clinch River west of Norris Dam. The walks are free and require no reservation.
The trail is a moderately difficult, 3.4-mile loop known for a spectacular array of spring wildflowers, especially yellow trout lilies, celandine poppies, bloodroot, spring beauties and toothwort.
The hikes will be held rain or shine, and participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. For additional information, contact TVA’s Public Lands Information Center at (800) 882-5263.
To reach the TVA River Bluff Small Wild Area, take U.S. Highway 441 and turn onto Dabney Road, which is approximately 1 mile north of Norris Dam, and follow the signs to the parking area.
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