Ijams Nature Center

Yesterday I visited Mead’s Quarry Lake, part of the Ijams Nature Center, a 315-acre park along the Tennessee River in Knoxville, where I hiked for a few hours. Mining operations in the early 1900’s included extraction of limestone and marble, and remnants of milled-stone are evident throughout the park. Here are a few photographs of the area:


4 responses to “Ijams Nature Center”

  1. The rock(s)! So beautiful! Lovely and interesting, all. 👏👏👏

    1. Thanks so much, dear Robin. It’s definitely an interesting place to visit and I glad you like it. Happy Thanksgiving!!! 🤗🌹

  2. You discover the coolest places, Phil! I’m really loving that black and white rock wall image!

    1. Thank you, my dear friend Tiffany. 😎 That wall of rock-blocks is quiet cool, and, by walking through it, you find yourself in a large area with trees fully surrounded by tall rock walls. For some reason, it reminds me of the 1970’s show, “The Land That Time Forget”, although I’ve not yet encountered a Tyrannosaurus Rex. 🦖😂

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