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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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West Tennessee

Shelby Farms Park

Shelby Farms Park in Memphis is 4,500 acres of outdoor adventure with 20-plus bodies of water. You'll find biking, horseback riding, laser tag/paintball, disc golf, fishing, tree top adventures you must see to believe and so much more. And, don't miss the buffalo that roam the park as well. 

Outdoor Fun
Middle Tennessee

Tims Ford State Park

The 2,200-acre Tims Ford State Park sits in the shadows of the Cumberland Plateau in south-central Tennessee. Considered one of the most picturesque lakes in Tennessee, Tims Ford Lake is also one of the top bass fishing and recreational sites in the Southeast. Golf is a calling card here too with the Bear Trace at Tims Ford State Park, designed by Jack Nicklaus. 

Fish & Golf
East Tennessee

Open-Air Adventures in Morristown

There’s an energy that surrounds Morristown. A clean air, blue sky beckoning that sings across hiking, mountain biking and horseback-friendly trails and occurs naturally in the open waters and sprawling parks.

 

A true destination of adventures, Morristown is an outdoor lover’s paradise welcoming one and all from the novice golfer to the avid fisherman.

Enjoy the Outdoors

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 Feb 11 - 14 Valentine's Day Dinner Train Oak Ridge, TN This event gives couples the opportunity to experience the romantic setting enjoyed by travelers during the golden age of rail travel in the 1930's and 40's. Passengers will begin their journey back in time abroad Southern Railway coach Fort Oglethorpe, built in 1947. A delicious dinner, prepared by Chef Andras, will be served. Advance reservations are required as seating is limited. learn more Nature & Outdoors Feb 11 - 27 Good Monsters Nashville, TN World premiere of an all new play learn more Nature & Outdoors Feb 11 Wine & Bourbon Tasting at Discovery Park of America Union City, TN Fine Wine and Strong Bourbon will be among the tastings at the "Blind Wine & Blind Bourbon Tasting" in Dinosaur Hall at Discovery Park of America. Come and put your taste buds to the test as you sample some expensive and not-too-pricey wines and bourbons. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 731-885-5455. learn more Nature & Outdoors Feb 12 - 14 Fog Festival Monteagle, TN The South Cumberland Plateau offers a long weekend full of activities and specials at many participating businesses. Watch for signs with Red & Pink Hearts that denote Fog Fest Activity! learn more Nature & Outdoors Feb 12 - 14 Valentine's Getaway, Dinner in Historic Hotel & Town Square Linden, TN Treat your Valentine to great food, a fresh rose, and intimate ambience at the Commodore Hotel's restaurant in quaint, little Linden. Special $69 /couple menu includes Shrimp Cocktail, Prime Rib, Cheesecake and more! Come for dinner, OR an overnight getaway at one of six "Great Places to Stay" in TN! Only an hour+ from Nashville area, Columbia or Jackson, TN. learn more