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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! 

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...

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,...

June 2017

National Trails Day is a nationally coordinated event designed to unite all muscle-powered trail activities with the goal of connecting more people to trails. Each year, on the first Saturday of June, American Hiking Society and the trails community invite Americans...

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January 2019

Winter Workshop – Map & Compass

January 24 @ 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. January 24 – Basic Map and Compass We’ve become pretty dependent on smartphones for wayfinding, but what happens if the signal fails…

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Cumberland Trail Guided Hike

January 26 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join Outdoor Chattanooga's experienced guide staff for a guided hike on the scenic Cumberland Trail. This is one of 9 different short section hikes (5-7 miles each) on the Cumberland Trail being offered as part of our Cumberland Trail Hiking Series. (See schedule below) The Cumberland Trail is known for its beauty, mountain streams and remote setting. The trail is single track, and the sections we have chosen are in direction of traveling mostly downhill (a couple short climbs) where…

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Winter Workshop – Bike Maintenance 101

January 31 @ 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. Join one, some or all the workshops to learn and improve your outdoor skills. January 31 – Bike Maintenance 101 Outdoor Chattanooga's…

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February 2019

#6 Interscholastic Climbing League: Meet 6 of 6 HP Riverside

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Chattanooga Hiking Club Meeting

February 4 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Chattanooga Hiking Club holds their monthly club meeting at Outdoor Chattanooga. This is free and open to the public. The Chattanooga Hiking Club is a nonprofit member-supported organization that promotes a program of hiking and camping adventures to outdoor enthusiasts of all social and economic backgrounds and of all skill levels. For more information contact club president Gary Petty by email pettygw@gmail.com.

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