Fresh Air Calendar: Aug. 8-14

Fresh Air Calendar: Aug. 8-14

August 7th, 2019 by Staff Report in Sports - Outdoors

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

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

» Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Saturday, North Chick Creek trailhead to Cooper Creek & back, moderately strenuous 8 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Soddy-Daisy Walmart, north of gas pumps; call John Politte at 304-8327); Tuesday, Pioneer Trail & Pioneer short loop, easy 5 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. by ballfields on Durham Street in Soddy-Daisy; call Trish Appleton at 332-6517); Aug. 17, Grundy Forest/Sycamore Falls combination loop, intermediate 3.6 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Food City in Red Bank; call Tammy Hendrick at 315-949-8187); Aug. 20, Upper Rock Creek trailhead on top of Leggett Road to lower trailhead at bottom of mountain, 3-4 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Durham Street lot; call Earl Helmer at 770-877-0600); Aug. 24, Hughes Road trailhead to Immodium Falls & back, strenuous 8.5 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Durham Street lot; call Politte).

» Adult Archers & Aces: Tuesdays in August, noon-1:30 p.m., indoors at Outdoor Chattanooga center, Coolidge Park; ages 30-older, free, no reservations or experience necessary, sessions include games & socializing; equipment & instruction provided.

» Paddle Smart Chattanooga safety class: Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Chester Frost Park; led by Outdoor Chattanooga for people with their own boats & equipment but wanting instruction in flatwater paddling; $10; youth 10-up OK with adult; pre-registration required at 643-6888.

» 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

» Full Moon kayak tour: Aug. 16, 8-10 p.m., Chickamauga Lake; led by Outdoor Chattanooga; appropriate for adults & ages 14-up accompanied by adult; $35, covers equipment; pre-payment required. Email or call 643-6888.

» Lookout Creek canoe tour with NPS: Aug. 17, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; free event with ranger-provided history; can take ages 10-up with adult; pre-registration required. Call 643-6888.

» Family Funday at Greenway Farm: Aug. 18, 4-7 p.m., canoeing ($25), hiking (free) & archery (free) at the Hixson park; ages 5-up. Email or call 643-6888.

» Chattanooga Bicycle Club meeting: Aug. 19, 6-7 p.m., Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; for recreational cyclists.

» Tennessee River Gorge sunset kayak tour: Aug. 22, 6:30-9:30 p.m., from TVA boat ramp off Raccoon Mountain Road; guided & beginner-friendly; equipment & shuttle provided; $50, required in advance at

» Wild Trails 200 Mile Club: Encourages improved fitness; cover 200 miles in three months under one's own power, whether by running, biking, swimming, paddling, walking or other aerobic activities. Anyone interested can start at any time by registering at and recording his or her progress there. Getting to 200 makes one a member, and the membership card secures discounts at a variety of places. Club activities include a campout, barbecue and 15k/5k trail races every three months at Lula Lake Land Trust.