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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 Jul 31 - Sep 12 War of 1812 Paris, TN War of 1812 learn more Nature & Outdoors Jul 31 Chattanooga Lookouts vs Pensacola Blue Wahoos Chattanooga, TN The Chattanooga Lookouts are a Double-A A affiliate team for the Minnesota Twins. learn more Nature & Outdoors Jul 31 Travis Cottrell Live @ Jackson's AMP Jackson, TN Do you hear it? Only the music of Jackson and West Tennessee could connect Memphis’ Beale Street and Nashville’s Music Row. Join us as we celebrate the rich musical legacy of our region with the 2015 season of Jackson’s Award Winning music venue Jackson‘s Amphitheater at the Market (AMP).Located in the heart of Jackson behind the West Tennessee Farmers’ Market and within walking distance of the Jackson Walk, the AMP kicks off the 2015 Season on April 24. Eleven Free performances are planned for the second season and the dates are as follows: April 24 Reverend Jesse and The Holy Smokes (Josh Smith) May 8 The Kimberlie Helton Band May 22 Jimmy Church Review June 5 Little Boys Blue July 17 Iron Horse July 31 Travis Cottrell August 14 King Beez August 22 Stacey Mitchhart September 12 Paula Bridges, Chuck McGill, Colton Parker & The Bandstand Group September 26 Surprise Guest! October 3 Will Davenport The open air venue encourages guests to bring their picnic basket or visit one of the food concessions. Music will begin at 7:30 pm. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome at this family friendly event! Free parking is available throughout Downtown. In the event of rain, performances will be moved to the West Tennessee Farmers’ Market shed. learn more Nature & Outdoors Jul 31 STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN Memphis, TN With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using his son's life-generating device, the Genesis Device, as the ultimate weapon. Doors open at 6pm. Arrive early for drink specials and pre-movie activities in the Orpheum lobby. Rated PG learn more Nature & Outdoors Jul 31 - Aug 28 Wing Night at Sequoyah Marina Andersonville, TN Start off your weekends on Friday night with Sequoyah’s famous "Wing Night" at the dock. learn more