Archive for August, 2016

State Giving Back to the O & W Bridge

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
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This morning State Senator Ken Yager and State Representative Kelly Keisling were on hand at the airpark to present the Scott County Chamber a check for $48,707.00 to improve the historic O&W bridge in the Big South Fork River and Recreation Area.
Thanks to all who attended!

– BSFA CONSTRUCTION UPDATE –

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-08-15 at 7.53.17 AMCurrently, we have 4 residents building their dream hangars on the taxiway at BIg South Fork Airpark! 2016 is quickly becoming one of our busiest years for new construction with custom homes, personal airplane hangars, new roads and underground utilities going in throughout the development.

Construction at the Airpark

Southern Living lists Cummins Falls as one of the South’s Best Swimming Holes and Waterfalls

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-08-15 at 7.50.18 AMCummins Falls, Tennessee: You can sightsee, soak, or swim at these multilevel falls about 9 miles north of Cookeville. If all you want is a scenic view, head to the overlook a few yards from the gravel parking lot of Cummins Falls State Park where you can see the rushing waters cascade 75 feet into a deep gorge. Actually getting in the water here requires a rugged hike that includes steep elevation drops (not suitable for kids or flip-flops, so wear sturdy shoes). The trail, which includes a wade through the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River, is a 2-mile loop that descends into the 200-foot-deep gorge and then turns upstream to the falls. But once you reach the cool, wide plunge pool at the bottom, you’ll be really glad you made the effort.(Learn More)

Farmers’ Almanac named BIg South Fork River and Recreation Area a top Fall Foilage Destination for 2017!

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Untitled-1Farmers’ Almanac 2017 – “Encompassing 125,000 acres, the BSFNRA is located in some of the most rugged territory on the Cumberland Plateau, in the Eastern portion of the state. Big South Fork of the Cumberland River passes through 90 miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs. The wildflowers and fall foliage of this terrain make for colorful viewing. Be sure to hop aboard the The Big South Fork Open Air Scenic Railway, which makes runs during foliage season.”

Fall is the most stunning time of year at the Airpark. The crisp hint in the air gives the whole Airpark a magical feeling and is the best time to visit and see what it would be like to Fly Home to the Big South Fork. We have already begun scheduling our fall weekend tour packages and started planning for our Wings Over Big South Fork Airshow and BBQ!

 

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