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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

Family Fun Day

June 23 @ June 23 - June 23
Greenway Farms, Hixson, TN 37343, USA, 17 Greenway Rd United States

Enjoy an afternoon at the Greenway Farm City Park with activities provided by the staff at Outdoor Chattanooga. Between the early evening hours of 4pm and 7pm, you can choose to rent a canoe, shoot archery, take a nature hike, ride your own bike, or perhaps bring a picnic supper to enjoy between activities. Check in with our staff at the archery table next to the dog park to get more information or direction. Canoeing: Outdoor Chattanooga will provide all…

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Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

June 24 @ June 24 - June 24

On My Own 2 Wheels is a multi-tiered program designed to engage the homeless to become more physically active, learn safe bicycle transportation practices, and earn a bicycle. Participants are pre-registered and managed by Chattanooga Track Club and the Community Kitchen. Outdoor Chattanooga's staff provide the bicycle education and lead group rides for road skills and route practice. This program welcomes volunteers for ride support! Contact OC for more information. https://onmyown2feetsite.wordpress.com/

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Cumberland Trail Guided Hike

June 25 @ June 25 - June 25

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 single track trail is rated as moderately strenuous with significant elevation changes where hikers may need to high step over rocks, deadfall, and…

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Adult Archery and Aces

June 25 @ June 25 - June 25

Calling all adults who enjoy game playing and archery! Join us for target style archery, indoors, at Outdoor Chattanooga in Coolidge Park on select Tuesdays in June and July. Our staff will provide instruction and facilitate group games such as Jeopardy, Tic-Tac-Toe, Bingo, and Blackjack to encourage friendly competition and comradery with peers. Genesis compound bows are provided and draw weights are dialed to a low resistance. No previous experience or reservations are required to participate. These sessions are FREE,…

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Guided Rock Hop + Creek Snorkel

June 26 @ June 26 - June 26

Join Outdoor Chattanooga as we rock hop and creek stomp along North Chickamauga Creek!  Come explore the rich diversity of fish and macroinvertebrates found beneath the crystal clear water. There is no better way to appreciate Tennessee’s underwater treasures than being immersed in it! Some trail walking and rock hopping will be necessary to access the creek. Our guide staff will be with you to point out wildlife and cool features. We can provide lifejackets for younger children to wear,…

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