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.


Sports & Recreation Oct 26 Trigger Hippy feat. Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene, Steve Gorman, Tom Bukovac and Nick Govrik Knoxville, TN We've got Rounder Records "supergroup" Trigger Hippy on Sunday, October 26! Featuring The Black Crowes cofounder Steve Gorman, triple-platinum singer Joan Osborne, singer-guitarist-keyboardist Jackie Greene, five consecutive MusicRow Session Guitarist of the Year award winner Tom Bukovac, and bassist Nick Govrik. C'mon out and you’ll hear propulsive rock, gritty blues, heart-searing soul, sinewy grooves, sublime vocal harmonies and a rich, earthy sensibility steeped in Americana roots. learn more Sports & Recreation Oct 28 Fossil & Artifact ID Night Gray, TN Did you find a rock or fossil while they were digging your neighbor’s cellar? Maybe you picked up something odd on a river bank or by the ocean? Were you given a gift of a collection of fossils? We can help you find out what you have! The public is invited to bring their fossil collections to the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil Site. Museum scientists will assist the public in identifying such specimens as a part of “Fossil and Artifact ID Night” on Tuesday, October 28, from 4-6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. learn more Sports & Recreation Oct 28 Downtown Cruise In Paris, TN Classic cars, antique cars and those who just love to look at the cars "Cruise In" to Downtown Paris at 5:30 pm the fourth Tuesday in May, June, August, September and October. The event is free. For more information send inquires to Downtown Paris Association c/o Kathy Ray — P.O. Box 95 — Paris, TN. 38242 (731) 653-7274 learn more Sports & Recreation Oct 28 - Nov 1 Sheila Kay Adams as Teller-in-Residence at Storytelling Live! Jonesborough, TN Sheila Kay Adams shares stories from the small mountain community in Western North Carolina where she was born, and passes on the rich musical heritage of her ancestors. A banjo player and seventh generation ballad singer, she is also an author of several books and recordings. learn more Sports & Recreation Oct 30 Evening Storytelling Concert with Sheila Kay Adams Jonesborough, TN Thursday, October 30 • 7:30 p.m. Banjos, Ballads, and Bad Men Sheila’s love of traditional Appalachian ballads and claw-hammer banjo, combined with her unique repertoire of stories, makes for a special not-to-be-missed concert. learn more