Loudon County Visitors Bureau and River Sports Outfitters are teaming up to hold a county-wide paddle Sept. 29 that will allow participants to explore Loudon County down the Tennessee River.

The idea sprung up last summer when RSO opened a location at Lenoir City Park.

“I think it started about a year ago when we started doing rentals down at the county park,” Ed McAlister, RSO owner, said. “We got that opened and in the meantime the UT Landscape Architecture Department started this river-lake study maybe two years ago. They’re looking at the confluence from the French Broad and the Holston all the way to Paducah (Ky.).”

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