During a hike on Saturday, the National Park Service will discuss settlements in the area before World War II and the drastic changes to the area during the war.
The hike is scheduled on North Boundary Greenway. It will start at the East Quarry Road Trailhead at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 26.
The hike will pass multiple pre-Oak Ridge homesites and a limestone quarry, the NPS said. This 2.5-mile (four kilometers) hike is on a former gravel road with a mild elevation gain of 150 feet. Visitors are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear and bring drinking water for both you and your pet, if you bring a pet. There are no facilities at the trailhead. While this is a pet friendly hike, no pet is required to attend, the NPS said.
East Quarry Road Trailhead is located on the north side of the Oak Ridge Parkway between Wisconsin Avenue and Sweetgum Lane in Oak Ridge Tennessee. Parking is available at the trailhead.
Oak Ridge is part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. That park commemorates the Manhattan Project, a top-secret federal program to build the world’s first atomic weapons during World War II. The park also includes Hanford, Washington, and Los Alamos, New Mexico.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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