Tennessee State Parks offers a great program for a modest fee. One of these programs is the Bicentennial By Night hike. This program is hosted by resident storyteller Ranger Jed Hall where he will take you on a spooky tour of this downtown park and the grounds of the state Capitol. The hike takes you for some ghost hunting experience while the host tells you some stories from the dark side of Tennessee history.

These fee-based programs are a way to enhance their creation of program options like a campout at Cummins Falls, weekend waterfall tours history hike of the Civilian Conservation Corps, full moon hike at Hidden Lake in Harpeth River State Park, and more.

These programs require specific gear, such as rock-climbing equipment, water floats, etc., state park officials grant special access to park areas, like archaeological sites, also grant special access outside of regular programming hours, like nighttime hikes, and a lot of hands-on expertise. It is intended to be a more in-depth, immersive, and personalized experience for participants.

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