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.

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.

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

Endless East Tennessee Thrills in Anderson County

With nearly 1,000 miles of outstanding off-road terrain and some of the state’s finest hiking and biking, Anderson County is a prime destination for those seeking outdoor thrills. Made of pure beauty, Norris Lake forms an oasis of greenways and blueways where the water meets the mountains and open-air adventures are boundless.

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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.

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