GUNTERSVILLE, ALABAMA — Visionaries from across the Tennessee River Valley met on Jan. 24-25 to discuss future endeavors for North America’s next great regional trail system at the sixth annual Tennessee RiverLine Summit.

Held at the Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge in Guntersville, Alabama, the summit attracted community leaders, planners, investors and outdoor enthusiasts interested in developing, promoting and enhancing the system of recreational trails, including blueways or water routes along the 652 miles of the Tennessee River, from Knoxville to Paducah, Kentucky. Carrie Castille, senior vice chancellor and senior vice president for the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, opened the summit by announcing that the Tennessee RiverLine project is now a major initiative of the UT Institute of Agriculture.