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Outdoor Chattanooga’s newsletter highlights the awesome outdoor activities happening in and around Chattanooga that will connect you to the outdoors and inspire you to come out and play with us! 

June 2021

June 2021

June 2021 We're shifting gears in June to offer lots of kayak programs to help you beat the incoming summer heat! From learning how to paddle your own boat on flatwater (Paddle Smart) to leisurely paced downriver and down creek kayak tours to a Pedal and Paddle...

May 2021

May 2021

May 2021What a difference a year makes! Last May we were quarantined at home trying to figure out how to navigate an uncertain world and an unknown virus. Graduations were canceled. People were laid off. Businesses, schools, and even the outdoors were closed. This...

April 2021

April 2021

April 2021 This year, April brings hope and a lot of programs! With COVID cases continuing to decline and vaccinations on the rise, there's hope that COVID is no longer a major threat to our community, and with that in mind, we feel confident offering outdoor programs...

March 2021

March 2021

March 2021 The arrival of March offers some light at the end of the long winter tunnel. It's the month we gladly give up an hour of sleep for Daylight Savings and welcome the beginning of Spring. Along with the promise of longer days and warmer weather, March kicks...

February 2021

February 2021

February 2021 February is Black History Month, a time to recognize the achievements of local black heroes and heroines. We invite you to celebrate by visiting one of the parks and outdoor spaces that highlights and honors black history, is named after influential...

January 2021

January 2021

January 2021 January is the peak of the annual Sandhill Crane Migration when thousands of these beautiful birds converge on the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge in Birchwood, Tennessee, just an hour from Chattanooga. If you haven't witnessed these elegant creatures in person,...

December 2020

December 2020

December 2020 Tis the season for holiday cheer, making spirits bright, and gift-giving but with COVID lingering longer than anyone would like, the holiday season is going to be different this year. We're offering up some non-traditional gift-giving ideas in this...

November 2020

November 2020

November 2020This has been a tough year y'all, and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight! With the upcoming elelction, holidays approaching and COVID cases on the rise again, we hope you're finding healthy ways to deal with the stress of 2020. Getting outside has...

October 2020

October 2020

October 2020 Inspired by our Intro to Mountain Biking Classes and Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, we're highlighting Chattanooga's area mountain bike trails as this month's local adventure spotlight in hopes it inspires you to get out and ride! Trails...

September 2020

September 2020

September 2020After careful consideration, acquiring lots of disinfectant, and putting new precautions in place, we are happy to announce our return to programming and offering guided tours this month! The name of the game for September 2020 is flatwater paddling...

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June 2021

Rapid Learning: Beginner River -Whitewater Kayaking

June 13 @ 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

This is a beginner class on moving water for participants in the Rapid Learning Whitewater Program who have attended an introduction class on the lake.The Rapid Learning Whitewater Program provides formal kayak instruction and guided practice for beginner paddlers to learn how to safely and comfortably paddle up to class III+ whitewater.River trips are offered in a small group setting with an emphasis on building skills according to the pace of each individual paddler. Our experienced instructors have paddled a…

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private group: Instructional Kayak and Camping

June 14 - June 15

Private outdoor instructional kayak and camping program for Girls Preparatory School.

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Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

June 14 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

On My Own 2 Wheels is a multi-tiered program designed to engage the homeless to become more physically active, learn safe bicycle transportation practices, and upon graduation of the program will earn a bicycle. Participants are pre-registered and managed by Chattanooga Track Club and the Community Kitchen. Outdoor Chattanooga's staff in coordination with the KatV. the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for Hamilton County via Collegedale PD, provide bicycle education and lead group rides for road skills and route practice. This…

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Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

June 14 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Outdoor Chattanooga's Learn to Ride a Bike Classes are the best and fastest way to learn to ride a bike!Does teaching your child how to ride a bike without training wheels end in frustration and tears? Are you an adult who's dreamed of riding a bike but can’t keep your balance or feel intimidated to try on your own? Let our League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors teach you how to ride a bike using the gliding technique. With this simple and…

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Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

June 14 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Outdoor Chattanooga's Learn to Ride a Bike Classes are the best and fastest way to learn to ride a bike!Does teaching your child how to ride a bike without training wheels end in frustration and tears? Are you an adult who's dreamed of riding a bike but can’t keep your balance or feel intimidated to try on your own? Let our League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors teach you how to ride a bike using the gliding technique. With this simple and…

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