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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! 

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....

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...

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June 2019

YFD Summer Camps Canoeing and Archery-City of Chattanooga

June 27 @ June 27 - June 27

Youth and Family Development Department of the City of Chattanooga offers Summer Camps. Outdoor Chattanooga offers Canoeing- Archery- Nature Hikes as an experience for the centers that have registered their campers to participate. Stop by your local Chattanooga YFD Center to register for the most fun a kid can have for an entire summer for free. For more information, call Kim Battle at 423-643-6052

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Historic Kayak and Walking Tours of Chattanooga with NPS

June 28 @ June 28 - June 28

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga are partnering to offer two FREE programs on Friday, June 28. The first program is a guided and equipped historical kayak tour around Maclellan Island beginning at 8:30 a.m. Then, at 10:30 am, a ranger will lead a 90-minute walking tour across Walnut Street Bridge, discussing the importance of Ross’s Landing. Both programs begin at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River Street in Coolidge Park.The kayak tour is made possible through the generosity of…

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Partner Program: Canoeing for TN Aqua Summer Camps

Partner Program with Tennessee Aquarium Outdoor Chattanooga guides canoe trips for the Tennessee Aquarium summer campers on Lookout Creek for camps meeting at Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center. Campers enjoy a leisurely paddling trip to experience canoeing and to motivate curiosity through challenge and play. See you on the water! https://www.tnaqua.org/events-programs/summer-camp/

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Dam Kayak Tour

June 28 @ June 28 - June 28

Join us for a guided kayak tour on the Tennessee River and the unforgettable experience of locking down through the Chickamauga Dam. This is a beginner friendly trip and includes all paddling equipment, instruction, and guides. The paddle will continue as the sunsets. Total water time is just under 2 hours. A shuttle is included back to your vehicles.Ages: 14 & upTime: 6:30-9:00 pmFee: $35 per personAll equipment is provided. Online Registration and payment required in advance as space is…

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Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge Kayak Tour

June 29 @ June 29 - June 29

Join Outdoor Chattanooga for a guided and equipped Kayak Tour at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge. The Hiwassee Refuge is located at the confluence of the Tennessee and Hiwassee Rivers about one hour north of Chattanooga near the town of Birchwood. The group will kayak around the perimeter of the 400-acre Hiwassee Island with Outdoor Chattanooga's experienced guides. The wildlife refuge area attracts a variety of birds due to its combination of cultivated, forested and interior wetlands. The area is popular…

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