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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 2019

Spring is in the air and we're itching to get outside and play! We've searched high and low for all the outdoor activities happening in and around Chattanooga this month and put them in our April Newsletter to inspire you to get outside play too. From Spring Festivals...

March 2019

Our March Newsletter focuses on family-friendly outdoor activities happening in and around Chattanooga during Hamilton County's Spring Break to encourage a fun-filled staycation in the Scenic City that the whole family can enjoy!

February 2019

This month's local adventure is inspired in part by the Times Free Press article regarding Southeast Cave Conservancy Inc's (SCCi) recent land acquisition in North Georgia. The donated property on Lookout Mountain extending into Johnson's Crook in Dade County, Georgia...

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...

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April 2019

Traffic Skills 101 for Bike Commuting – Learn to “drive” your bicycle in traffic

April 15 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn the rules of the road and riding techniques to be a confident and predictable commuter. Class offered the 3rd Monday of each month Cost: Free Our League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors will teach: -TN State and Chattanooga laws pertaining to bicycles -Lane positioning and changing -Signaling and scanning -Basic bicycle safety and helmet check Class will be followed by an optional practice ride (in good weather). Open to adults and kids ages 14 and older (when accompanied by…

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Traffic Skills 101 for Bike Commuting – Learn to “drive” your bicycle in traffic

April 15 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn the rules of the road and riding techniques to be a confident and predictable commuter.Class offered the 3rd Monday of each monthCost: FreePre-registration required. Register here.Our League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors will teach:-TN State and Chattanooga laws pertaining to bicycles-Lane positioning and changing-Signaling and scanning-Basic bicycle safety and helmet checkThe class will be followed by an optional practice ride (in good weather). Open to adults and kids ages 14 and older (when accompanied by an adult).All participants must…

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You Too Can Catch the Cukoo- Information Session

April 17 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

"Did you know researchers can now track bird migration in real-time? Think of it like monitoring the activity of a teenager via his smartphone to make sure he stays out of trouble! Biologists with the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center will be catching Yellow-billed Cuckoos and attaching tracking units on them this spring. The goal of this research is to determine where conservation efforts are most necessary along a bird's migration journey. Join Laura Marsh to hear about how you can…

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public input meeting: Master Plan for Hamilton County Parks

April 18 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Hamilton County has retained the services of GreenPlay, LLC a national parks, recreation, and open space consultant to assist us with developing our Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The master plan will look at our existing parks, recreational facilities, programs and services and determine the current and future levels of services for the community based on public input. The plan will prioritize the needs and desires for upgrading and improving parks, recreational facilities and amenities, programs and services. The GreenPlay…

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Fireside! Outdoor Concerts-Latin Series at TATUM PARK

April 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fireside is a free, family-friendly, outdoor music series sponsored by Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU) in partnership with Outdoor Chattanooga. For seven years, the concert series was held on Thursday evenings in October at the Greenway Farms in Hixson. This spring, in partnership with La Paz Chattanooga and a few other gracious donors, we're expanding the series to offer Fireside Latino Nights at the City of Chattanooga's Tatum Park in the historic Highland Park neighborhood. Families of all ages and diverse backgrounds…

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