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 17 - 26 Nashville Film Festival Nashville, TN Click here for more information about Nashville Film Festival. learn more Nature & Outdoors Apr 18 - 20 EarthDayz Lookout Mountain, TN Rock City partners with Orange Grove for the 6th year of this naturally fun outdoor event as Rock City grows greener! Learn how to use recycled materials to make-and-take a fun project and go on a RockQuest Adventure through the park! See raptors soar above the crowd at our Birds of Prey Raptors Show! learn more Nature & Outdoors Apr 18 - 20 Little Women the Musical Manchester, TN A musical based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. It follows the lives of the four March sisters and their adventures. learn more Nature & Outdoors Apr 18 Ledisi Memphis, TN Grammy-nominated powerhouse Ledisi will hit the Orpheum stage with her exciting spring tour! learn more Nature & Outdoors Apr 18 3rd Friday Night Concert Series Murfreesboro, TN 3rd Friday Night Concert Series 7-9p.m. learn more