Sports & Recreation
Travel our adventure wonderland. Bike, hike or climb up hillsides and down mountains, paddle through rivers and lakes. Shoot, swim, or swing a driver. Gallop down a trail. Cheer for your team. Rev up for a race. Tennessee speaks the language of the sporting life.
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Tennessee is famous for the outdoor playground of mountains and water as well as woodlands and trails. But dont overlook the team sports, the open ranges (golf, that is) or the blistering pace of the speedway.

Cast your line into some of the countrys best fishing holes. Get your feet—or your bike—moving on our greenways, or paddle our blueways for water fun. Test your skill on the fairways of our state parks, or challenge your shooting skills with clay targets or at an archery range.

Its always game day in Tennessee! NFLs Tennessee Titans take to the gridiron in Nashville, the NBAs Memphis Grizzles call FedExForum home and, NHLs Nashville Predators dominate Bridgestone Arena. Minor league baseball teams across the state swing for the fences. And, well get your motor running with our racetracks and off-road trails. Rev up in Tennessee for a vacation full of recreation!

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Middle Tennessee

Hermitage Golf Course

Rated the number one public golf course in the state of Tennessee by Golf Digest, the Hermitage Golf Course has two 18-hole courses that trail along the Cumberland River. Golfers of all levels are welcome to play and can even take advantage of private instruction to improve their swing! The golf course is also available as an intimate, elegant wedding venue.

Hit the Course
East Tennessee

Southern Dozen Motorcycle Rides

Based in Johnson City, the Southern Dozen are 12 of the best motorcycle rides in the region, winding through breathtaking scenery to exciting local and historical attractions. Whether you want to try the 112-mile Snake Ride loop, take the 66-mile Places of the Past adventure, or experience the 157-mile Mountain Ribbons ride that ends in Blue Ridge Parkway, you’ll have an exciting, one-of-a-kind ride. And when you’re done, everything else that Johnson City has to offer will be calling your name.

Start Your Engine
West Tennessee

Fishing on Reelfoot Lake

Fishing at this famous cypress-studded lake formed by the infamous New Madrid earthquake of 1811 is nothing short of legendary. Reelfoot is famous for its crappie fishing—the biting begins early spring. Fish shallow for bluegill, with jigs or minnows around the bases of cypress trees. You’ll find Reelfoot a source for plentiful bass, catfish and striped jacks. Be sure to get a good night’s sleep before you go. 

Get Reeling

Experience Sports & Recreation

Enjoy collegiate, professional and team sports. Strike out on your own in the great outdoors for cycling or climbing, hit the links or spend the day on the water.


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