TCWP and Advocates for the Oak Ridge Reservation are organizing another scenic paddle trip to promote and help maintain the Three Bends and Pellissippi Blueway on Melton Lake. We plan to paddle out from the cove and enjoy tranquil inlets, birds and other wildlife, early fall wildflowers, and the fabulous scenery the Three Bends area has to offer. We’ll visit a portion of Solway Bend and Freels Bend. Along the way we’ll do our part in cleaning up the shoreline by picking up and hauling back manageable trash we encounter.
Participants should meet at 9 a.m. at the gravel parking area by the lake just past the turnoff to Clark Center Park off Pumphouse Rd. Those needing a kayak or canoe can rent one from Adventure Outdoors (Adventureoutdoors.com); we will provide assistance in transporting boats to the put-in place.
Please bring a life jacket and wear it whenever you’re in the boat! Be prepared for sun, and bring a lunch and water. For additional information contact Tim Bigelow, 865-607-6781 or Bigelowt2@mindspring.com.