The Ocoee River is probably the Southeast’s most popular whitewater destination, hosting over 250,000 paddlers a year. A 2012 study determined that recreation on the Ocoee contributes $43 million annually to the economy within 60 miles of the river.Read More
Cyclists in Southeast Tennessee now have a new and growing network of bike routes to explore: Bikeways of the Scenic South. This network of carefully crafted road cycling routes is available at ScenicBikeways.com, and the routes include downloadable maps, turn-by-turn cue sheets, notable points of interest, conveniences, and descriptive narratives of what to expect along the routes.
Just east of Chatsworth, Georgia, the Cohutta Mountains form what is essentially the westernmost edge of the Blue Ridge mountain range. One of the area’s more popular outdoor destinations is Fort Mountain State Park, which features a variety of recreation opportunities and cultural interest.Read More
Lookout Mountain’s thousand-foot deep gorge known as Cloudland Canyon is one of northwest Georgia’s better known attractions. Perhaps you’ve gazed at the spectacular view of the canyon from one of the overlooks on the rim, then hiked down to see the two waterfalls, traversing the infamous 600-step staircase in the process. While these may be its best known features, there is much more to see and do at Cloudland Canyon State Park!Read More
This holiday season we’re celebrating the artisans, business owners, and creatives across the region by giving the gift of local character. From clothing, to art, to adventure, you can find something for everyone on your gift list right in your backyard.Read More
The Land and Water Conservation Fund protects several of the nation’s natural assets and outdoor recreation havens, including 3 in the greater Chattanooga region: Little River Canyon National Preserve, Cherokee National Forest, and Chickamauga Military Park. This expansive conservation fund is threatened to expire on September 30, 2018, unless Congress takes action. #SaveLWCF, spread the word, and go play outside.Read More
Encourage your state representatives to save the Land and Water Conservation Fund by September 30. Securing permanent funding and reauthorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund is one sure way we can enhance and protect our parks and public lands for future generations of Tennesseans.Read More