East Tennessee lakes are a popular hang out on Independence Day

East Tennessee lakes are a popular hang out on Independence Day

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Area lakes turned out to be a popular hang out on Independence Day with people boating, fishing, canoeing, or swimming. Area lakes turned out to be a popular hang out on Independence Day with people boating, fishing, canoeing, or swimming.
No matter how you were celebrating on the water, many say they took the time to think about the meaning of Independence Day. No matter how you were celebrating on the water, many say they took the time to think about the meaning of Independence Day.
By LAURA HALM
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Area lakes turned out to be a popular hang out on Independence Day with people boating, fishing, canoeing, or swimming.

A day of relaxation came at a cost, a little bit of work for Anthony Lewis. He wanted to get to the lake before the ramps became crowded. 

 "It definitely feels pretty free when we're out here. No cares in the world that's for sure," said Lewis once he got on the water.

The fun part was farther away from the shore line. 

"Tie up with some friends, hang out with friends, listen to music, and relax all day," added Lewis.

Lance Nizinski, who had family in town visiting for the holiday, had some time to get away and play.

"We'll pull the knee board later, some tubes later, and have some fun all the way around," he said.

Not everyone was spending time in the water, Kathryn Vaughn was busy fishing.

"No fish yet, but we're not giving up," she said.

Vaughn says casting a line makes her feel free and what better day to do it. 

"To me it's very relaxing. You just don't think about anything," she said.

No matter how you were celebrating on the water, many say they took the time to think about the meaning of Independence Day.

"I want to thank all our veterans who have served our country. We couldn't be doing this without them today," said Nizinski.

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