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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! 

January 2019

January is the peak of the annual Sandhill Crane Migration when thousands of these beautiful birds converge on the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge in Birchwood, TN, just an hour from Chattanooga. If you haven't seen these elegant creatures in person, you should make it a New...

December 2018

We're chasing winter waterfalls and a magical moonbow in our December newsletter. Have you ever heard of or seen a moonbow? A moonbow is a rainbow produced by moonlight from the mist of a waterfall rather than sunlight. Moonbows are fainter than solar rainbows due to...

November 2018

Don't put the camping gear up just yet. It's still fall in Chattanooga and it's a fantastic time to get out and spend a weekend in the woods. Go hiking and camping, or better yet, blend the two and try backpacking! Backpacking may seem like an activity reserved for...

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...

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January 2019

Interscholastic Climbing League: Meet 5 / 6 TBA

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#5- Interscholastic Climbing League: Meet 5 / 6 TBA

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Martin Luther King- City Holiday Observed- No Programs

January 21
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Winter Workshop – Map & Compass

January 24 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Outdoor Chattanooga's Winter Workshops are a series of classroom-based, outdoor education and skill-building workshops that cover a variety of outdoor topics. They are free and open to all ages. No reservations or experience required to attend. Workshops occur on Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 PM, January 10 through February 28, 2019, at Outdoor Chattanooga Center, 200 River St. in Coolidge Park. January 24 – Basic Map and Compass We’ve become pretty dependent on smartphones for wayfinding, but what happens if the signal fails…

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Cumberland Trail Guided Hike

January 26 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join Outdoor Chattanooga's experienced guide staff for a guided hike on the scenic Cumberland Trail. This is one of 9 different short section hikes (5-7 miles each) on the Cumberland Trail being offered as part of our Cumberland Trail Hiking Series. (See schedule below) The Cumberland Trail is known for its beauty, mountain streams and remote setting. The trail is single track, and the sections we have chosen are in direction of traveling mostly downhill (a couple short climbs) where…

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