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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! 

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...

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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September 2019

Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

September 2 @ 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 earn a bicycle. Participants are pre-registered and managed by Chattanooga Track Club and the Community Kitchen. Outdoor Chattanooga's staff provide the bicycle education and lead group rides for road skills and route practice. This program welcomes volunteers for ride support! Contact OC for more information. https://onmyown2feetsite.wordpress.com/

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Grotto Meeting

September 2 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Chattanooga Grotto Club holds their monthly club meeting at Outdoor Chattanooga. This is free and open to the public. The Chattanooga Grotto Club is a nonprofit member-supported organization that promotes a program of caving adventures to outdoor enthusiasts of all social and economic backgrounds and of all skill levels. For more information call Club President, Tripp Lichtefeld at 423-883-2141 or email beertripp@hotmail.com

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Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking and Skills Practice

September 4 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn how to whitewater kayak with Outdoor Chattanooga's Rapid Learning Whitewater Program!! This dynamic program provides formal and equipped kayak instruction for beginner and seasoned kayakers to learn and develop the skills necessary to safely and confidently paddle whitewater streams. Start the program any time of year by attending an introduction to kayak skills class to learn essential skills and safe paddling techniques in the calm waters of the lake or pool. Instruction is provided in a group setting with an…

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Private Bicycle Tour for project with Trust for Public Land

September 6 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Private Bicycle Tour for Greenways project with Trust for Public Land Since 1994, The Trust for Public Land has worked to create a network of greenways and trails, connecting some of Chattanooga's most cherished natural and cultural resources. The Chattanooga Greenway Master Plan calls for creating greenway trails along tributaries of the Tennessee River and connecting them to the Riverpark, a celebrated linear park along the banks of the Tennessee River. Targeted areas include the North Chickamauga Creek, the South…

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Moon River Festival 2019

September 7 - September 8

Moon River Festival 2019 takes place Saturday and Sunday September 7-8 at Coolidge Park in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Ticketed event held in Coolidge Park. Gates open noon each day. Transportation options are found on Moon River Festival website along with the schedule, FAQ and more! https://moonriverfestival.com/

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