New mountain bike trail will anchor Whitfield County, Ga., green space

Published Apr. 20 2018

An intermediate mountain bike trail that will anchor nearly 1,000 acres of green space on Rocky Face Ridge in the...

Case: Raccoons are smart, skilled, persistent

Published Apr. 19 2018

The guy on the phone was pretty excited.

Outdoors notes and calendar, April 19

Published Apr. 19 2018

Angler Samuel Vandagriff of McMinnville, Tenn., was one of the 12 selections announced this week for the Bassmaster High School...

Tennessee State Parks to host public meetings about park business plans [documents]

Published Apr. 18 2018

State park officials are seeking public input in accordance with state law about newly released business plans at meetings across...

Ooltewah's Christian Thompson finishes 18th overall in Boston Marathon

Published Apr. 17 2018

After finishing 29th overall in the 2017 Boston Marathon, 29-year-old Ooltewah resident Christian Thompson finished 18th Monday in a time...

American Desiree Linden wins Boston Marathon women's race

Published Apr. 16 2018

After slogging through just a few miles of icy rain and a near-gale headwind that made her feel like she...

Japan's Yuki Kawauchi surges to win men's Boston Marathon

Published Apr. 16 2018

Yuki Kawauchi seemed like just another spotlight-seeking, early front-runner when he darted out to take the lead at the start...

Major outdoor recreation area could be coming near downtown Chattanooga

Published Apr. 16 2018

A proposed outdoor recreational development off Mountain Creek Road below the W Road could bring downhill mountain bike trails, a...

Area Sports Notes: Andy Morgan finishes fifth in FLW bass tournament

Published Apr. 16 2018

Andy Morgan of Dayton, Tenn., finished fifth Sunday in the FLW Tour bass tournament on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky and...

Rafting company to file bankruptcy; Reorganization to keep company going in rough financial waters

Published Apr. 14 2018

The original paddling company to offer commercial whitewater rafting trips on the Ocoee River has defaulted on payments, leading the...

Fort Oglethorpe small business owner reliving glory days, improving health through cycling adventures

Published Apr. 14 2018

A Fort Oglethorpe restaurant owner is reliving some old adventures with his cousin while improving his health and promoting another...

Further upgrades coming to South Chickamauga Creek Greenway [photos]

Published Apr. 13 2018

Upgrades of the Sterchi Farm trailhead at the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway are underway, with the city's first environmental art...


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Chattanooga area outdoors calendar, April 12

Published Apr. 12 2018

Introduction to mountain biking is today, April 20 and May 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Greenway Farm.

Recovery plan draft for dwindling population of endangered fish released for public comment

Published Apr. 9 2018

A plan released for public comment would help recover a dwindling population of an endangered fish in Tennessee and Kentucky...

Local man Bud Wisseman will run his 29th and final Boston Marathon next week

Published Apr. 8 2018

When 78-year-old Bud Wisseman crosses the starting line at the Boston Marathon April 16, it will be his 11,015th consecutive...

Case: Turkey's gobble is true wake-up call of spring

Published Apr. 5 2018

"What is wrong with me?" I said to the sleepy cur dog nodding off on the couch.

Chattanooga area outdoors calendar, April 5

Published Apr. 5 2018

"Taking faith outdoors" Cajun dinner is Friday, 5-9 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Cleveland.

Sen. Alexander: Bill could be 'most important piece of legislation for national parks in decades'

Published Apr. 3 2018

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., hopes to have the National Park Restoration Act approved this year, saying it could wipe out...

Invasive carp endanger region's freshwater ecosystem, recreational water users

Published Apr. 2 2018

Invasive carp are heading toward Chattanooga, threatening the region's renowned freshwater ecosystem and posing risk to recreational water users and...

Downhill Southeast series opens season on renovated TTC course [photos]

Published Apr. 1 2018

The Downhill Southeast mountain bike series was held again at Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tenn., but the third season...

Sky-high interest: Hang gliding has become major local attraction [photos]

Published Mar. 31 2018

Jason Yao soared 1,500 feet above Lookout Valley, viewing the mountainous topography below. Vast woodlands stretched as far as his...


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Bird-watching event at Chickamauga Battlefield ushers in spring migratory season

Published Mar. 30 2018

A bird-watching and history event at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will usher in the spring bird-watching season Saturday...

Chattanooga area outdoors calendar, March 29

Published Mar. 29 2018

Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Saturday, Booker T. Washington State Park, moderate 7 miles.