Nature & Outdoors
Come face to face with awe-inspiring nature and breathtaking wilderness. Climb cliffs and canyons. Plunge into rivers and fly above the trees. See a land of beauty, magic and discovery.
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Travelers and locals alike thrill to our awe-inspiring nature, our great outdoors. Visit canyons, vivid wildflower gardens and cold, clear plunge pools. Scout award-winning state parks and natural areas, the Appalachian Trail and the rich heritage of the beloved Smokies.

Discover the world of nature from wildlife areas to impressive greenways. Explore the mighty Mississippi River. Peek at Mt. LeConte and other panoramic vistas. Play all day in our lakes and rivers. Try flatwater canoeing on the Caney Fork, or paddle rushing rivers. Our parks, cabins and nature resorts provide endless choices for camping fun.

Delve into geologic wonders. Hit the trails, and choose from Nashville’s Trace, the Sunny Side Trail or the Tennessee River Trail, all featuring scenic spots for outdoor adventure. Refresh in spectacular waterfalls spilling from the Highland Rim. Scale the Cumberland Plateau’s wonderfully wild Foster Falls.

Gallop on horseback at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Cruise our marinas, fly fish in a refreshing stream or set sail for the sunset. Bring hiking shoes! Get up early for sunrise, and watch nature unfold in Tennessee.

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East Tennessee

Cades Cove

Cades Cove has unmatched scenic beauty and endless opportunities to see wildlife close at hand. A self-guided tour provides information about the Cherokee and the settlers who once called the cove home.

Go Exploring
Middle Tennessee

Standing Stone State Park

The park is famous for its National Rolley Hole Marble Championship and Festival every September, featured by CNN, CBS, ABC, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, the Smithsonian and National Geographic. The park is the only specific place ever mentioned in a “Peanuts comic strip.

Start Rolling
West Tennessee

Reelfoot Lake State Park

The dramatic lake is a 14,000-acre, peaceful preserve with year-round hunting, fishing, birding, canoeing, kayaking and hiking.

Shake It Up

Experience Nature & Outdoors

Within Tennessee are peaks, wooded ridges, fertile valleys, wildlife refuges, rivers, plains and coves, which create the setting for rich recreational opportunities and a vast diversity of plant and animal life.


Nature & Outdoors Apr 19 - 20 Racin @ Ruby Chattanooga, TN Race on up to Ruby Falls and experience this NASCAR-themed event with many activities on site! 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. learn more Nature & Outdoors Apr 19 Easter Egg Hunt Rock Island, TN A day of Family & Fun celebrating Spring and Easter. Activities include themed games for all ages, tie dye in spring colors and an Easter Egg Hunt including a visit from the Easter Bunny! learn more Nature & Outdoors Apr 19 The Aaron Shafer Memorial Sparta Bike Fest Sparta, TN The Aaron Shafer Memorial Sparta Bike Fest will be held in downtown Sparta on April 19, 2014 learn more Nature & Outdoors Apr 19 Easter Eggstravaganza at The Hermitage Hermitage, TN We are excited (you could even say eggcited) to announce our 2014 Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 19th. The event will feature a variety of family friendly activities including arts and crafts, photos with the Easter Bunny, and of course, an Easter egg hunt! learn more Nature & Outdoors Apr 19 - Jul 19 The Perils of Francois Madison, TN Murder Mystery Dinner Show. Tickets include meal. Variety of locations include Woody's Steak House in Madison, TN. Dave & Buster's in Opry Mills in Nashville TN. For more details and locations check out our website. learn more