A new canoe/bike season returns to Ijams Quarry at the nature center. Canoes, paddle-boards and bikes are rentable every Friday (Noon - 8 pm), Saturday 10 am - 8 pm) and Sunday (Noon - 7 pm). Look for the RiverSports pavilion near the Ijams Quarry Lake parking lot. The Knoxville based outfitter provides the equipment and Ijams the venue.
Once a month, Ijams also hosts a Guided Canoe Trip with a naturalist trained to talk about the natural and cultural history of the quarry. (For instance: at the height of production, the quarrymen were paid 40¢ an hour for a ten hour day. That's four bucks, or $24 for a six day work week.)
|Canoeists on May Guided Canoe Trip|