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6 Best Hikes on Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain rises above Chattanooga like a sleeping giant. Two rock outcroppings, Point Park and Sunset Rock serve as perfect destinations for viewing the local landscape. A climb to these destinations rewards you with views of Georgia and North Carolina mountains, Watts Bar’s cooling towers…

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Lookout Mountain and the Forgotten Incline Railway

Unveiling the Past: Exploring Lookout Mountain History Park at Cravens House on the side of Lookout Mountain, as tourists, hikers, and trail runners do every day of the year, and it’s easy to be swallowed up by the history of the place. Monuments tower across a grass lawn while others stand like…

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A Guide to Chattanooga's Unique Birding Opportunities

A wide range of protected habitats makes Chattanooga an exciting destination for bird watching. Seasoned birders have likely heard of the area’s Sandhill Crane festival, but the city and surrounding region also offer unique bird viewing opportunities year-round. Whether you’re in search of…

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Favorite Spots for Fall Camping in Chattanooga

It’s no secret that Chattanooga is an outdoorsy city and camping is one of the best ways to connect with nature. With cooler weather and the turning of the leaves, fall is an ideal time to immerse yourself in the natural beauty. All of our favorite camping locations provide easy access to some of…

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Our Favorite Spots to Catch a Sunrise or Sunset in Chattanooga

Experience the Earth Waking up or Going to Sleep Getting up early to watch the sunrise reflecting on the Tennessee River is a sight to behold. Not a morning person? Perched on a bluff to watch the sunset over the valley can take your breath away. Here are a few of the most stunning Chattanooga…

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Over and Under Raccoon Mountain

Sure, you’ve hiked plenty of mountains. But when’s the last time you got to walk over and under the same mountain on the same day? Raccoon Mountain, just 10 minutes from downtown Chattanooga, offers an over-under experience like no other. Below the Mountain You’ll want to start your journey at…

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If There’s One Place You Visit This Fall, Make It Chattanooga

Fall is a magical time in Chattanooga. The mountains and valleys bloom into a canvas of reds and yellows, and you can almost hear a collective sigh of relief as the heat and humidity recede, replaced by crisp, cool air. Meanwhile, autumn festivals and seasonal events spring up like wildflowers…

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4 Must-Visit Waterfalls on a Trip to Chattanooga

There’s something wonderful about a waterfall. From when you first hear it in the distance long before it’s visible until you see the powerful flow of water cascading over rock, the whole experience is something to remember. The Chattanooga area is home to some of the more impressive…

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The 12 Best Casual Adventures in Chattanooga

Taking an epic, all-day trip into the great outdoors is one of the best things you can do—when you have the time and energy. All too often, though, busy schedules mean that micro-adventures requiring little to no preparation are more realistic. And with manageable excursions around every corner…

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