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! 

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, 2017!

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...

May 2017

May is National Bike Month and our May 2017 Newsletter will take you on a local bike adventure through the scenic city and beyond.

April 2017

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans rallied from coast-to-coast for a healthy sustainable environment. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills,...

March 2017

It's Springtime in Chattanooga! The region's waterfalls are flowing, wildflowers are blooming and it's warm enough to get out and enjoy it all! We highlight some amazing and convenient waterfall hikes as this month's local outdoor adventure to try in our March 2017...

February 2017

Each month, Outdoor Chattanooga recommends an outdoor adventure unique to the Chattanooga area. This month's local outdoor adventure is all about old-school navigation with a map and compass, also known as orienteering. Read our  February 2017 Newsletter to learn how...

January 2017

The new year brings opportunity for new adventures. This year, Outdoor Chattanooga will recommend a monthly outdoor adventure unique to the Chattanooga area. This month, January 2017, is the peak of the annual Sandhill Crane Migration when thousands of these beautiful...

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March 2019

Partner Program: Kayak instruction for Lee University

March 26 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Try Archery- Open Hours

March 27 @ 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Free indoor archery sessions provided by Outdoor Chattanooga Wednesdays in February and March from 3:30-6:00 p.m. Drop in anytime | First come - First shoot No experience or reservation required. Take aim at Outdoor Chattanooga's "Try Archery" class. This free indoor class offers a hands-on opportunity to learn more about the sport of archery. Concentrating on range safety rules and fundamentals of archery, the class is taught using the National Archery in Schools NASP equipment and procedures. The session is…

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April 2019

Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

April 1 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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.

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Grotto Meeting

April 1 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Chattanooga Grotto Club holds their monthly club meeting at Outdoor Chattanooga. This is free and open to the public. The Chattanooga Grotto Club is a nonprofit member-supported organization that promotes a program of caving adventures to outdoor enthusiasts of all social and economic backgrounds and of all skill levels. For more information call Club President, Tripp Lichtefeld at 423-883-2141 or email

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Wildflower Walk in the Cherokee National Forest

April 6 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee 37727, USA, 101 Cherokee Trl United States

Experience nature's boundless beauty and picturesque paint strokes on a wildflower walk in the Cherokee National Forest with Outdoor Chattanooga and Botanist/Ecologist Mark Pistrang. Enjoy a family-friendly trek on relatively flat terrain to view and learn more about the wonderful wildflowers that dot the forested landscape. Easy for beginner hikers and little legs, the leisurely paced hike will lend time for photography, note taking and a short break to enjoy your own packed lunch/snack in the forest. Participants should come…

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