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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! 

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....

December 2017

December 2017 Tis the season for gift giving, but this holiday season, how about gifting an outdoor adventure or experience instead of traditional gifts wrapped in boxes under the tree? The Scenic City offers a plethora of outdoor activities...

November 2017

November 2017 This year, we've highlighted a local adventure for our faithful readers to try each month. Our hope was to inspire you to get out and play and try something new. As we near the end of the year, we hope that you've felt adventurous enough to...

October 2017

October 2017 Discover Fireside, a free, family-friendly, Outdoor Concert Series at Greenway Farms every Thursday evening in October. We invite you to come out, unplug and enjoy an autumn evening in the park with us while sitting around a campfire and...

September 2017

September 2017 September brings a trifecta of IRONMAN triathlons to the Scenic City. Chattanooga is the first and only city to host three IRONMAN events in a year; the IRONMAN 70.3, 70.3 World Championships and a full IRONMAN. This month, the IRONMAN...

August 2017

A Total Solar Eclipse is coming to the U.S. and passing through Tennessee on August 21, 2017! Our August 2017 Newsletter is your Guide to Understanding and Experiencing the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017! Don't Miss it!!

July 2017

Our July 2017 Newsletter offers cool outdoor activities to beat the summer heat. Plus, your guide to understanding and how to view the Total Solar Eclipse happening August 21, 2017!

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February 2019

Winter Workshop: Fishing Secrets

February 28 @ 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.February 28 - Fishing SecretsLearn techniques from local expert, Capt. Richard Simms, a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and owner/guide of Scenic City…

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March 2019

Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon Weekend

March 2 - March 3
Chattanooga, TN, USA United States

This 26.2 mile course will provide a great experience for the first-time or experienced marathon runner by providing a safe course with plenty of well stocked aid stations, great spectator support, and an amazing finish line experience. SATURDAY Schedule7:00AM – 8:30AMRegistration and packet pick-up for Classic 150 5K9:00AM - 10:00AMClassic 150 5K from First Tennessee Pavilion (1 hour time limit)9:00AM - 5:00PMExpo / Packet Pickup / Registration if available (First Tennessee Pavilion)10:00AMClassic 150 5K Awards (No shipping of awards)11:00AMKids Race (1…

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Chattanooga Marathon

March 3
Chattanooga, TN, USA United States

The marathon course was designed by a passionate group of local distance runners to be first and foremost, a great run course. This 26.2 mile course will provide a great experience for the first-time or experienced marathon runner by providing a safe course with plenty of well stocked aid stations, great spectator support, and an amazing finish line experience. We are proud to showcase Chattanooga with this route that will surely be one to remember! Approximate elevation gain is 1200…

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Grotto Meeting

March 4 @ 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 Kayaking and Skills Practice- Winter Classes

March 5 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Learn to whitewater kayak starting anytime of the year with Rapid Learning Whitewater Program. You will begin in the Rapid Learning program with this class, Intro to Kayaking and Skills Practice--which is the first step in your committment to learning this sport and building and maintaining the essential skills. Outdoor Chattanooga’s Rapid Learning program offers formal instruction in the exciting sport of whitewater kayaking. ACA certified staff provide the instruction necessary to get started in this exciting sport. Equipment is…

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