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Fat Girls Hiking, Tennessee: Seven Islands State Park

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Seven Islands State Birding Park

2809 Kelly Lane

Kodak, TN 37764

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Fat Girls Hiking Tennessee ambassador & group hike leader, Tamara, will be leading this hike! Read more about Tamera here: https://fatgirlshiking.com/tennessee/
Feel free to email Tamera with any questions at fghtennessee@gmail.com



"Starting at the parking area, just past the gate, the paved greenway is sandwiched between pastoral fields of wildflowers and native grasses. The first old barn on the path, bears a barn quilt sign, a beauty all to its own. There will be another barn bearing a quilt-block as you come to the end of the paved route. Here you'll be at the bend of the French Broad River as it heads downstream to merge with the Holston to form the Tennessee River. Meadow trails cross the greenway to wander along wide mowed paths. From both the meadow trails and the paved greenway, vistas abound! There are the occasional views of the distant Smoky Mountains, the rising cliffs above the French Broad River, and acres of bucolic fields. A rich landscape for photographers and a diverse arena for bird watchers!"




The Hike: A 3 mile, out & back paved greenway. It's rated as easy. The highlights of this trail are the bird watching opportunities, the beautiful river view, & the old barns located on the property. Kids & Dogs on a leash are welcome. This will be an easier walk so you can come with a good pair of walking shoes, water, a small snack & rain jacket. A headlamp or flashlight could come in handy in case it gets dark before our walk is finished.
There's a map available here:



Fat Girls Hiking's Body Positive group hikes are open to ALL genders, ALL sizes, ALL skill levels. ADA accessible hikes have little to no elevation gain & under 2 miles, usually on paved or packed gravel trails. Other hikes are moderate-difficult with elevation gain usually between 200-800ft & around 4miles or less with natural trails, some with roots, stairs and uneven terrain. Please choose a hike that will meet your needs/abilities. During all of our hikes, we go at a pace that feels good for everyone. No one is left behind! We love to share our lived experiences with one another on the trail and hope to create a space where ALL feel welcome! We ask that anyone who joins our group events refrain from diet talk, body shaming or weight loss talk.





Getting There:
Seven Islands State Park
We will meet at the barn at parking area at 6pm.
There is a portapotty at the parking area but no other restrooms.





We ask that if you are financial able to, consider donating to FGH by purchasing a $5 or $10 ticket. Or consider donating to our Pay Pal or Venmo accounts to help to sustain & continue creating the Fat Girls Hiking community. Funds will go toward paying the organizer of this event, as well as allow us the financial capacity of reserving future accessible spaces, traveling to create new Fat Girls Hiking chapters, purchasing equipment & chairs and offering scholarships (for events that do cost money) to those who cannot afford to donate.

Pay Pal: fatgirlshiking@gmail.com or Venmo @fatgirlshiking are other ways to donate.

We thank you so much for helping us sustain this community!



Head to Fat Girls Hiking’s resource page, Hiking 101, for information on what to wear/bring, trail etiquette & Leave No Trace principles.







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Seven Islands State Birding Park

2809 Kelly Lane

Kodak, TN 37764

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