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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 2021

April 2021

April 2021 This year, April brings hope and a lot of programs! With COVID cases continuing to decline and vaccinations on the rise, there's hope that COVID is no longer a major threat to our community, and with that in mind, we feel confident offering outdoor programs...

March 2021

March 2021

March 2021 The arrival of March offers some light at the end of the long winter tunnel. It's the month we gladly give up an hour of sleep for Daylight Savings and welcome the beginning of Spring. Along with the promise of longer days and warmer weather, March kicks...

February 2021

February 2021

February 2021 February is Black History Month, a time to recognize the achievements of local black heroes and heroines. We invite you to celebrate by visiting one of the parks and outdoor spaces that highlights and honors black history, is named after influential...

January 2021

January 2021

January 2021 January is the peak of the annual Sandhill Crane Migration when thousands of these beautiful birds converge on the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge in Birchwood, Tennessee, just an hour from Chattanooga. If you haven't witnessed these elegant creatures in person,...

December 2020

December 2020

December 2020 Tis the season for holiday cheer, making spirits bright, and gift-giving but with COVID lingering longer than anyone would like, the holiday season is going to be different this year. We're offering up some non-traditional gift-giving ideas in this...

November 2020

November 2020

November 2020This has been a tough year y'all, and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight! With the upcoming elelction, holidays approaching and COVID cases on the rise again, we hope you're finding healthy ways to deal with the stress of 2020. Getting outside has...

October 2020

October 2020

October 2020 Inspired by our Intro to Mountain Biking Classes and Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, we're highlighting Chattanooga's area mountain bike trails as this month's local adventure spotlight in hopes it inspires you to get out and ride! Trails...

September 2020

September 2020

September 2020After careful consideration, acquiring lots of disinfectant, and putting new precautions in place, we are happy to announce our return to programming and offering guided tours this month! The name of the game for September 2020 is flatwater paddling...

August 2020

August 2020

August 2020"It's too hot outside", is something we hear quite often during the summer months in Chattanooga! This year, we're feeling it too! That's why our August 2020 Newsletter highlights the coolest places to paddle near Chattanooga as the local adventure...

July 2020

July 2020

July 2020 The humid southern heat has officially arrived in Chattanooga, but with COVID-19 forcing many local swimming pools to remain closed this summer, you're likely looking for alternatives to beat the heat. Here's our list of natural blue holes and swim beaches...

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May 2022

Family Fun Day at Greenway Farm

May 21 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FAMILY FUN-DAYS are back at Greenway Farm!Canoe rentals, archery, hikes, and outdoor fun!Where: Greenway Farm City Park  When: 1-4pm Cost: FREE except for a $25 fee for Canoe RentalWALK UP -PARK ACTIVITIES-- no pre-registration is necessary! Enjoy an afternoon of activity at Greenway Farm City Park with activities provided by the staff at Outdoor Chattanooga. Between the hours of 1pm and 4pm, you can choose to rent a canoe, shoot archery, take a nature hike or just bring a picnic and relax (anytime).…

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Adaptive Cycling

Adaptive cycling program for individuals with needs for adaptive equipment.Hand cycles, tandem bikes, and three wheel cycles are available for individuals who have physical and visual disabilities.Volunteer support bikes are provided by Outdoor Chattanooga.Depending on the cycle needed, participants will have to be approved by the group that owns the cycle and fill out liability forms from the specific group you us a cycle form.This program is co-sponsored by SPARC, Outdoor Chattanooga and the City of Chattanooga's Therapeutic Recreation Services. SPARC…

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Outdoor Leadership Youth Camps staff training

May 25 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Greenway Farm, 5051 Gann Store Road
Hixson, TN 37343 United States

Outdoor Chattanooga staff training with community partners in preparation for youth outdoor leadership camps.

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Rapid Learning/ Intro + Roll Practice

May 25 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn to whitewater kayak with Outdoor Chattanooga's Rapid Learning Whitewater Program. Rapid Learning provides formal and equipped kayak instruction for beginning and novice kayakers with the goal teach you how to safely and comfortably paddle up to class III whitewater. Our instructors have years of experience teaching and are nationally certified. Start any time in this year round program with the Introduction to Kayaking Skills Class.  Classes teach essential skills and safe paddling techniques in the calm waters of the lake or…

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June 2022

Rapid Learning/ Intro + Roll Practice

June 1 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn to whitewater kayak with Outdoor Chattanooga's Rapid Learning Whitewater Program. Rapid Learning provides formal and equipped kayak instruction for beginning and novice kayakers with the goal teach you how to safely and comfortably paddle up to class III whitewater. Our instructors have years of experience teaching and are nationally certified. Start any time in this year round program with the Introduction to Kayaking Skills Class.  Classes teach essential skills and safe paddling techniques in the calm waters of the lake or…

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