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Adventure Roundup

Our Picks for Local Adventure

When it comes to outdoor adventure, Chattanooga has no shortage of options.  From the mountains and rivers to the woods and sky, our breathtaking landscape draws in visitors from all over the country ready to experience what Chattanooga has to offer. With a plethora of options to choose from, it is no wonder why people continue to return to our city time and time again to venture into something new. Here are our picks for adventure from local businesses and attractions.

River Gorge Excursions
Nestled alongside the city of Chattanooga runs the Tennessee River Gorge.  Nicknamed the Tennessee Grand Canyon, the river gorge offers opportunities to not only take in the spectacular landscape but also observe the wildlife that calls this place home.  River Gorge Excursions takes you along this expansive waterway sharing the incredible backstory of the river along with highlighting some historic locations.  As you glide with the river you may also get a glimpse of the endangered species that reside along it. Offering guided tours on a double-decker pontoon boat and half and full day boat rentals there is no shortage of access to the water.

Chattanooga Helicopter Tours 

Take your quest for adventure up into the sky with a helicopter tour.  From downtown views to mountains and waterfalls, Chattanooga Helicopter Tours offers a range of tours to suit your needs.  For a unique and personal experience, you can customize your venture to include favorite locations around the scenic city.  Fun for the whole family, there is no age limit to soar into aerial heights. With a multitude of options to explore the sights, there is no shortage on making your adventure memorable.

Reflection Riding Arboretum 

A Chattanooga staple since the 1950s, Reflection Riding Arboretum is fun for the whole family to explore.  With the highest rating for an arboretum in Tennessee, Reflection Riding is home to an expansive variety of botanicals.  The arboretum’s latest expansion includes a five-acre nature playscape specifically designed for nature exploration.  With over 300 acres to explore, visitors can venture out on the trails and even design their own nature experiences with animal encounters, kayaking, guided hikes and more.

Adventure Sports Innovation

When it comes to innovation and exploration, look no further than Adventure Sports.  Whether it is exploring city views on e-bikes and e-scooters, heading into the woods for an off-road experience, or venturing into the lakes and rivers for a water experience, Adventure Sports provides options to suite every kind of explorer.   A first of its kind in the Chattanooga area, guided tours are offered on Swincar electric vehicles.  Adventure Sports also offers water bike rentals and eFoil surfboard rentals and lessons.