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Nicknamed “The Scenic City”, Chattanooga is situated in the Tennessee River Valley surrounded by Lookout Mountain and Raccoon Mountain. Offering everything from adventurous wild caving, hang gliding and bouldering, to soft adventure sports like rowing, paddling, biking and catamaran tours, the destination is a mecca for outdoor experiences. Take a stroll through Miller Park, located in downtown’s Innovation District or explore the outdoors with Experience Chattanooga which offers specially curated outdoor adventures that showcase the natural beauty of Tennessee and the local tastes of Chattanooga. Adventure seekers can get their adrenaline fix at Adventure Sport Innovation, a company offering water, land and virtual reality experiences where guests can surf on the Tennessee River, hang glide in virtual reality, ride down the Riverwalk on an electric unicycle and more. Guests can also bike, walk or run across the Walnut Street Bridge, the world’s longest pedestrian-only bridge connecting downtown Chattanooga to the North Shore neighborhood. Stroll along the Tennessee Riverwalk or go paddle boarding, kayaking or boating along the 45-mile Tennessee River with River Drifters Chattanooga. Experience some of the best bass fishing in the country with Scenic City Fishing Charters. Discover the ultimate thrill of white water rafting on the Ocoee or Nantahala River. Chattanooga is home to some of the best Southern sandstone in the country. Rock climb or boulder the miles of hard sandstone bluffs that hug Chattanooga’s mountains. Prep at the new Synergy Climbing Gym or High Point

Climbing before heading out to the new climbing site Woodcock Cove. Boulder Chattanooga’s classic climbing routes at Rock City or Sunset Rock. Cyclists will soon be able to enjoy the full Tennessee Riverpark with its last mile to be completed this year. It will create an approximate 20-mile loop around the city allowing riders to immerse themselves in nature, culture and local cuisine via Bike Chattanooga. For an off-road experience, check out Raccoon Mountain, the site of one of Chattanooga’s largest singletrack mountain bike trail systems. Head of the Hooch, the second-largest American regatta takes place each November. Chattanooga is also a Southern hub for IRONMAN, Stumpjump and Triathlon races.

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