Things to Do Along the Chattanooga Riverwalk

Take in Chattanooga on Your Own Two Feet

There are fewer things finer in life than fresh air, good food, and even better views. That’s the Chattanooga Riverwalk in a nutshell. The path stretches over 16.1 miles along the southern banks of the Tennessee River, with additional legs stretching into Chattanooga and beyond. But don’t worry, you don’t have to do it all at once (unless you just really want to). You can get that long run in you’ve been putting off all week, and you can stop for a treat at Rembrandts Coffee House in the Bluff View Art District as a reward. With shaded trails that serve views of the Tennessee River, it makes that workout seem not so bad. You can even stop at the bike rental stations to get that last mile in. Don’t worry, we won’t tell. 

If you’re wanting to fit a lot of sightseeing into one day, just start for lunch at The Boathouse then hop on the Riverwalk going South to see where it leads you. You can make a pit stop at the Hunter Museum of American Art and if you don’t have time to go in, you can ooh and ahh over the outdoor artwork. At this point, you can detour across the Walnut Street Bridge into North Chattanooga or keep on heading down the river toward the Tennessee Aquarium. The choice is yours. After all this exploring you’ll want to stop for dinner at Scottie’s on the River for a pick-me-up to get you the rest of the way. With Lookout Mountain in site and scenery at every turn, you’ll know you’re close to the end. Or the beginning. It totally depends on where you parked your car. 

The beauty of the Chattanooga Riverwalk is that it’s your canvas. It can be as long or as short as you want. You can pack it full of activities or leave it as a trail to disconnect on for a bit and get some fresh air. It’s yours to decide.

A Guide to Chattanooga's Riverwalk

For a day filled with food, fresh air, and family fun, few places can offer more than Chattanooga’s beautiful and diverse Riverwalk. Spanning 16.1 miles along the southern banks of the Tennessee River, with additional legs stretching into Chattanooga and beyond, the paved path lets you...

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