1st Annual Cumberland Trail Spring Wellness Fair

The Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail will host its 1st Annual ‘Spring Wellness Fair’ to celebrate National Park Rx Day and the Tennessee State Parks Healthy Parks Healthy Person program.

The event is FREE to all and will be held at the beautiful and secluded Head of Sequatchie location in Cumberland County. The area is normally open only one day each month – this is a rare opportunity to see the birthplace of the Sequatchie River!

The day will be a celebration of Tennessee State Parks as resources of affordable healthy-living opportunities for all Tennesseans.


The day will begin with the Healthy Parks Healthy Person Kick-Off Hike & Presentation w/ Fitness Expert and Olympian Missy Kane of East TN PBS & WCTE-Cookeville. Missy and CT Ranger staff will detail the day’s events and lead a short easy hike around the Head of Sequatchie – explaining the history of the area and getting the day’s activities kicked-off right!

Other All-Day Activities Include:

  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Forest Immersion Therapy (Shinrin Yoku)
  • An ‘Outdoor Fun Zone’ for kids and kids-at-heart
  • Another Ranger Guided Hike
  • Free on-site vitals checks
  • Healthy Food Concessions (with take home recipes)
  • Local Community Health Organizations (offering advice on everything from healthcare to how to stay active and healthy on any budget)
  • Picnic Tables and Sitting Places Galore – Enjoy Time with Family and Friends!
  • …More to come!

Enjoy the day any way you see fit!


Additions and Announcement Will be Made at: https://facebook.com/cumberlandtrailSST/


The Head of Sequatchie features: the mountain birthplace of the Sequatchie River (a breath-taking site for any visitor), Devilstep Hollow Cave, and the burial site of the first sheriff of Cumberland County (Craven Sherrill) at the Sherrill Cemetery.

The Head of Sequatchie is a site to behold, admire, and enjoy – if you have never visited before – this is the day!

Early May is a time of blooms, color, and astonishing beauty!


Directions: 270 Glyph Parkway, Pikeville, TN 37367 | Google Maps Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/4oPdSFi8uUU2 or http://www.friendsofthecumberlandtrail.org/directions-to-head-of-sequatchie-management-area/

2 Responses to 1st Annual Cumberland Trail Spring Wellness Fair

  1. Hi – are there details on yoga & tai chi – schedule & instructors?

    • Yoga will be at Noon to 1pm CT led by Wendy Smith who will be performing Yin Yoga or Yinyasa. Tai Chi will be led by Cindy Cotter (out of Oak Ridge) at 2pm with the session expected to last from 45mins or more depending on the participants. There will be a Forest Immersion Therapy session from 1 – 2pm as well led by Jennifer Hoffman. Wendy, Cindy, and Jennifer will be available from 10am onward to talk with guests and perhaps give mini-demonstrations throughout the day as well. Any other questions let us know or call the main Cumberland Trail office at 423-566-2229 M-F 8am to 4:30pm ET.

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