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! 

October 2018

The arrival of fall weather in Chattanooga is the perfect season and reason to get the whole family outside! Whether you want to spend the weekend camping with the kids, go for a hike or a downriver paddle to observe fall foliage, or attend Fireside, a free,...

September 2018

As the ninth month of the year, September marks the beginning of autumn here in Chattanooga. As we transition from summer to fall, the weather is temperate and encourages more outdoor play. There are plenty of outdoor activities going on in Chattanooga this month and...

August 2018

August 2018 Last year in August, we were experiencing a unique astronomical phenomenon and totally solar eclipsing! This August, another rare event (not quite as rare as a total solar eclipse) is coming to the Chattanooga Region. Something we haven't seen in two...

July 2018

July 2018 July is here and the summer heat is in full force. Thankfully, water flows through the heart of Chattanooga! Whether you’re looking for whitewater thrills or seeking the quiet solitude of a backwater slough, this beautiful city offers multiple ways to...

June 2018

June 2018 Each 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 and pathways for biking, birdwatching or geocaching....

May 2018

May 2018   May is National Bike Month! To celebrate, organizations across Chattanooga are holding events to encourage bicycling as a 'wheelie' fun and healthy way to get around and enjoy our community. We've compiled a list of all the ways you can get involved in our...

April 2018

April 2018 Spring has officially arrived here in Chattanooga and that means there's rain; lots and lots of rain! We've been feeling the effects of the nearly constant precipitation that occurs from February to April here in the Southeast; more so this year than in...

March 2018

March 2018 We got a small dose of warm weather and contracted Spring Fever!! What's the cure? Get outside and have an adventure, of course. We're recommending a local backpacking adventure to cure what ails ya! Backpacking may seem like an activity...

February 2018

February 2018 February 2nd is Groundhog Day! We're using those cute critters as our muse for the recommended local adventure to try this month. We're encouraging you to go underground, where the groundhogs dwell...not in the burrows they...

January 2018

January 2018 Happy New Year!! A New Year + A New Way to Travel = New Adventures! We've discovered a new way to get to and from some of our favorite local outdoor spaces and activities, all while saving money and reducing our carbon footprint....

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October 2018

Sunset/ Night Hike

October 17 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Explore the trails of Greenway Farms City Park by foot after dark on a free, guided hike provided by Outdoor Chattanooga. Please note you must register for this event in advance. Meeting location and other details are shared after successful registration. Outdoor Chattanooga's experienced guides will lead you a 3-mile leisurely-paced hike starting at sunset and ending at twilight. By hiking at night we’re reducing our ability to use vision to navigate, which allows us to focus on our other…

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Pre-Trip Meeting – Camp & Kayak TN River Blueway

October 18 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405, USA, 2 River St
Chattanooga, TN United States

Our mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting is Thursday, October 18th at 6pm at Outdoor Chattanooga in Coolidge Park. We'll discuss what you need, what you don't need and how to make the most of your trip! We will also issue free rental gear at this meeting to help you pack. * If you can't attend the Pre-Trip Meeting - and you've registered for this trip, please contact us ASAP at - - - Join Outdoor Chattanooga's experienced guides for an overnight…

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Fireside: Outdoor Concert Series

October 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5051 Gann Store Rd, Hixson, TN 37343, USA, 5052 Gann Store Rd
Hixson, TN United States

Free Outdoor Concert Series At Greenway Farm Park Thursdays in October 7 p.m. — 9 p.m. Thanks to Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this free, family friendly, outdoor music series hosted by Outdoor Chattanooga which gathers around a campfire at the City of Chattanooga’s Greenway Farm Park. All ages are invited to come out to unplug and enjoy an autumn evening in the park. Bring your blankets and chairs, marshmallow roasting stick and perhaps a picnic supper; then…

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Camp & Kayak TN River Blueway

October 20 - October 21
TN, United States TN United States

Join Outdoor Chattanooga's experienced guides for an overnight kayak trip on the Tennessee River Blueway! Outdoor Chattanooga’s expert guides will lead this special two-day kayak trip through the spectacular Tennessee River Gorge. Paddle between the gorge’s 1000 foot walls and tent camp riverside under the stars in Tennessee’s “little Grand Canyon”. No experience is necessary to participate! Outdoor Chattanooga will provide everything you need to make your kayak expedition an enjoyable and relaxing adventure. Kayak camping is not all that…

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Full Moon Night Hike

October 24 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Explore the trails of Stringer's Ridge Park by foot after dark and under the light of the full moon on a free, guided hike provided by Outdoor Chattanooga. Please note we ask that you pre-register for this hike. Meeting location and other details are sent at registration. Approximately 3 miles round-trip, this leisurely paced hike will lead up to an overlook in hopes to get the best view of the full moon rising over the Scenic city's nighttime skyline and…

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