DAY RIDE TO FORT LOUDOUN STATE PARK

Leaving the neighborhood.

Leaving the neighborhood.

On Monday, May 19, 2016- we got the chance to take a day ride. The skies were clear, with a cool start and temps rising into the mid 70’s, it was a perfect day to ride.

Jeff kicks off the day in this short video:

We left our home in North Knoxville around 10:30am and headed north on Clinton Highway. We quickly realized we need to add a neck warmer….

We rode to Clinton and took Seviers Boulevard along the river stopping briefly at Gibbsferry Park.

Gibbsferry park is nicely maintained with beautiful views.

Gibbsferry park is nicely maintained with beautiful views.

The park has benches and picnic tables.

The park has benches and picnic tables.

Plus a nice dock.

Plus a nice dock.

Jeff says, "Let's ride!"

Jeff says, “Let’s ride!”

We then traveled into Oak Ridge where we stopped to fuel up.

Fueling up in Oak Ridge.

Fueling up in Oak Ridge.

Jeff tries to make a phone call but the ear piece is gone. (Lol.)

Jeff tries to make a phone call but the ear piece is gone. (Lol!)

We then took 95 to 58 and into Kingston.

In Kingston across from the historic center.

In Kingston across from the old Court House.

View of the road.

View of the road.

We stayed on 58 riding south. Then, we took 72 into Paint Rock.

The Fire Station in Paint Rock.

The Fire Station in Paint Rock.

There's 72, the way we traveled into Paint Rock.

There’s 72, the way we traveled into Paint Rock.

From Paint Rock, we took 322 south into Sweetwater. Riding through Sweetwater, we stayed on 322 riding east to 72. We then took 411 south to Madisonville.

In Madisonville we stopped for a late lunch at the Lamp Post Restaurant.

The Lamp Post Restaurant in Madisonville.

The Lamp Post Restaurant in Madisonville.

Meatloaf, potatoes, peas... YUM!

Meatloaf, potatoes, peas… YUM!

Meatloaf, apples and fried squash. YUM!

Meatloaf, apples and fried squash. YUM!

After lunch we rode north on 411 to Vonore then took 360 to Fort Loudoun State Park. You can visit the park website by CLICKING HERE.

We arrived at Fort Loudoun State Park and took a few photos.

We arrived at Fort Loudoun State Park and took a few photos.

At the Park there’s a swimming area, a nice visitor center with an in-house museum, and beyond the visitor center is a full scale replica of Fort Loudoun. (We’ll have to come back another day when we have more time.)

There's the visitor center and museum.

There’s the visitor center and museum.

View of the water.

View of the water.

A swimming area is available too.

A swimming area is available too.

Plaque in front of the visitor center.

Plaque in front of the visitor center.

More history.

More history.

Wish we had more time to visit but we've got to get back on the road.

Wish we had more time to visit but we’ve got to get back on the road.

After our visit we took 360 back to 411, then rode north back into Maryville, and then Alcoa back to Knoxville.

It's always good to be home.

It’s always good to be home.

Pamo and the greeting committee.

Pamo and the greeting committee.

We got back home at 3:30pm and our total ride was 147 miles.

You can see our entire list of Day Rides by CLICKING HERE.

About Pam Huggins

I love to hang out with my family, ride motorcycles, and draw comics.
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