Where to try outdoor recreational activities in Chattanooga

Wanting to get outdoors this summer? Try out these recreational activities.

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Chattanooga is known for its vibrant nature scenes and as a haven for those who love all things outdoor recreation.

We get asked often where to participate in activities like stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, mountain biking, camping, etc. Today, we’re sharing five local spots you can check out if you’re wanting to try out a new outdoor activity.

Chattanooga Guided Adventures

This organization offers a variety of educational and seasonal kayak + bike tours. We recommend trying out the Nickajack Bat Cave and the Chickamauga Dam Lock through kayak tours. Additionally, you can check out the Outdoor Skills Development classes to learn things like how to use a map and compass.

Outshine Adventures

Check out Outshine Adventures for stand up paddleboarding, biking, hiking, and outdoor yoga experiences for those of all skill levels. You can even take a stand up paddleboarding yoga class if you’re looking to double up on the fun.

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Bonus: the vans are dog-friendly if you want to bring your furry friend along on your trip.

Nomad Be Happy

Want to add some fun to your next camping trip? Try van camping with Nomad Be Happy. These vans are fully stocked with everything you need for your next adventure, and each rental comes with a Chattanooga swag bag filled with over $200 worth of locally-made products.

Outdoor Chattanooga

The folks at Outdoor Chattanooga offer a ton of activities to try like backpacking, horseback riding, rock climbing, wildlife watching, and so much more. Check out the calendar for activities + classes being offered.

L2 Outside

Ever wanted to paddle out to Maclellan Island or float along the Tennessee River? Rent a kayak, tandem kayak, or stand up paddle board from L2 Outside located in NorthShore. You can also take a sunset tour, group classes, or lessons if you’re looking for a guided experience.

Bonus: Several of these activities were on our Chattanooga summer bucket list, so let us know if you’re able to cross these off.

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