Car, pedestrians, busses, on ramps, intersections, turn lanes, traffic lights . . . how do you deal with all these things when you’re on a bicycle? Bike commuting 101 is the best first step towards learning how to drive your bicycle in traffic
Outdoor Chattanooga aims to connect you with this scenic trail by offering 12 different short section hikes (4-7 miles each) throughout the year, including half-day hikes and equipped overnight backpacking adventures.
Mountain to Town Bike Adventure is a guided downhill mountain bike ride that highlights the scenic trails atop Lookout Mountain and how they connect to the Tennessee Riverwalk all the way to downtown Chattanooga!
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June 2019Each year, the first Saturday in June is dedicated to connecting people to trails! Did you know that trails are for more than just hiking? They also provide access to waterways for paddling adventures, cliffs and boulders for climbers to ascend and...read more
Did you know that May is National Bike Month? To celebrate, organizations across Chattanooga are hosting events to encourage bicycling as a fun, healthy way to get around town and enjoy the Scenic City. We've highlighted all the cycling events and activities happening...read more
Spring is in the air and we're itching to get outside and play! We've searched high and low for all the outdoor activities happening in and around Chattanooga this month and put them in our April Newsletter to inspire you to get outside play too. From Spring Festivals...read more
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Youth and Family Development Department of the City of Chattanooga offers Summer Camps. Outdoor Chattanooga offers Canoeing- Archery- Nature Hikes as an experience for the centers that have registered their campers to participate. Stop by your local Chattanooga YFD Center to register for the most fun a kid can have for an entire summer for free. For more information, call Kim Battle at 423-643-6052Find out more »
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga are partnering to offer two FREE programs on Friday, June 28. The first program is a guided and equipped historical kayak tour around Maclellan Island beginning at 8:30 a.m. Then, at 10:30 am, a ranger will lead a 90-minute walking tour across Walnut Street Bridge, discussing the importance of Ross’s Landing. Both programs begin at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River Street in Coolidge Park.The kayak tour is made possible through the generosity of…Find out more »
Partner Program with Tennessee Aquarium Outdoor Chattanooga guides canoe trips for the Tennessee Aquarium summer campers on Lookout Creek for camps meeting at Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center. Campers enjoy a leisurely paddling trip to experience canoeing and to motivate curiosity through challenge and play. See you on the water! https://www.tnaqua.org/events-programs/summer-camp/Find out more »
Join us for a guided kayak tour on the Tennessee River and the unforgettable experience of locking down through the Chickamauga Dam. This is a beginner friendly trip and includes all paddling equipment, instruction, and guides. The paddle will continue as the sunsets. Total water time is just under 2 hours. A shuttle is included back to your vehicles.Ages: 14 & upTime: 6:30-9:00 pmFee: $35 per personAll equipment is provided. Online Registration and payment required in advance as space is…Find out more »
Join Outdoor Chattanooga for a guided and equipped Kayak Tour at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge. The Hiwassee Refuge is located at the confluence of the Tennessee and Hiwassee Rivers about one hour north of Chattanooga near the town of Birchwood. The group will kayak around the perimeter of the 400-acre Hiwassee Island with Outdoor Chattanooga's experienced guides. The wildlife refuge area attracts a variety of birds due to its combination of cultivated, forested and interior wetlands. The area is popular…Find out more »