Fresh Air Calendar: April 18-24

Fresh Air Calendar: April 18-24

April 17th, 2019 by Staff Report in Sports - Outdoors

A weekly list of upcoming outdoors events in the Chattanooga area; to submit an event, write to

» Wild turkey hunting season: Through May 12 (shotgun/archery) in Tennessee, 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset; through May 15 in Georgia.

» Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Saturday, Roaring Creek to Gilbreath Branch & back, moderately strenuous 9.2 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy; call Tom McElhone at 805-208-4654); Tuesday, Ritchie Hollow Trail, easy to moderate 4 miles, beginning at Pot Point Cabin (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Walmart parking lot on Signal Mountain Road, where it borders the old railroad tracks; call Trish Appleton at 423-332-6517 or 423-240-3443); April 27, Frozen Head State Park, Bird Mountain Trail, hard 7.1 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Durham Street lot; call John Politte at 805-208-4654); May 4, Piney River from Shutin Gap Road picnic ground to bridge & back, 5-plus miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Durham Street lot; call McElhone at 805-208-4654).

» Adaptive cycling program: Monday & May 6 & 13, 6-8 p.m., from Hubert Fry Center at Tennessee Riverpark; sponsored by SPARC & city of Chattanooga therapeutic recreation division; recumbent 3-wheelers, hand cycles & tandem bikes available; free but pre-registration required through Jerry at or 596-5268 or Elaine at or 423-697-1345. Also, volunteers email

» Rapid Learning intro to kayak & skills practice: Wednesdays, 6-7 & 7-8 p.m., Chester Frost Park, end of swimming beach by first boat ramp; family-friendly for ages 8-up; $75 for individual year's membership, $125 for family; first-timers free; equipment provided, reservations not required. See

»Mountain to Town bike adventure: April 28, 1-4 p.m., beginner-friendly Guild Trail to Tennessee Riverwalk in St. Elmo and on into downtown; ages 10-up; shuttle, instruction & guides (& bike, too, if needed) provided by Outdoor Chattanooga; $25. Pre-registration required at or 423-643-6888.

» Cumberland Trail hiking series: May 4, 1-4:30 p.m.; 1 way, shuttle provided, mostly downhill 4-7 miles; free but advance registration required through or 643-6888.

» Chattanooga Grotto Club meeting: May 6, 7-8:30 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; promotes caving adventures; free, open to public.

» Local Tennessee Ornithological Society meeting: May 9, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 720 S. Germantown Road. Contact David Stone at or 413-7033.