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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

Outdoors and on the Move in Knoxville

Knoxville delivers the best of both worlds with a thriving city scene and abundant outdoor adventures just three miles from downtown.

 

Thanks to a culture and recreation renaissance over the past 10 years, the east Tennessee city proudly offers easy access to natural beauty, rich history and lush protected lands. 

Explore Knoxville

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 May 29 Entertainment with Rick Hines – Friday Night Dinner Show Linden, TN In addition to our exceptional overnight stay at one of Tennessee's must stay destinations we are proud to offer another wonderful night of entertainment. learn more Nature & Outdoors May 29 - Jun 13 Disney's THE ARISTOCATS Kids Clarksville, TN What’s a cat to do? In this feline adventure based on the Disney film, Madame’s jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. Luckily, Thomas O’Malley and his rag-tag bunch of alley cats come to their rescue! A jazzy, upbeat score includes the favorites “The Aristocats,” “Scales and Arpeggios” and “Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat.” Presented by the Roxy Regional School of the Arts. learn more Nature & Outdoors May 29 Chattanooga Lookouts vs Biloxi Shuckers Chattanooga, TN The Chattanooga Lookouts are a Double-A A affiliate team for the Minnesota Twins. learn more Nature & Outdoors May 29 Dreamnight Chattanooga, TN 5:30pm-8:00pm We are excited to host another Dreamnight this summer for all special needs children and their families. Come enjoy bounce houses, games, food, fun, a dance party and more! Visit with the animals, and see the Chattanooga Zoo on a perfect summer night. Please RSVP to the Zoo Gift Shop at 423-697-1319. learn more Nature & Outdoors May 29 - 31 West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex / Children's Medical Challenge Jackson, TN The Southeast's premier youth baseball and softball facility located in the heart of West Tennessee halfway between Memphis and Nashville on Interstate 40. With 17 lighted and immaculately groomed fields sitting on 70 acres, the Sportsplex welcomed over 1545 travel teams with a 38 tournament schedule during its seventh straight season. The Sportsplex is next door to the Jackson Generals, the Double A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. To learn more about Jackson visit http://jacksontn.com/tourism/. To learn more about the Sportsplex visit http://www.jacksonsportsplex.com or call 731.425.8640. learn more