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Best parks in Chattanooga

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“Coolidge Park, located on the city’s North Shore, is one place where you can overlook the beautiful Tennessee River, play in an interactive water fountain, stroll across on one of the world’s largest pedestrian bridges-the Walnut Street Bridge, test your skills at rock climbing, picnic with your family in plenty of open green spaces, admire a military memorial and even ride a tiger on the 100-year old restored antique carousel. Coolidge Park is adjacent to local entertainment, art galleries, shops, and restaurants and serves as a venue for numerous concerts, festivals and special events. It is also part of the Tennessee Riverwalk, a 13-mile long public greenway that runs along the Tennessee River – from the Southern Belle Riverboat to Chickamauga Dam. In 2006 The Peace Grove was added to Coolidge Park. It is a circular landscape of trees planted to represent each of Chattanooga’s Sister Cities and celebrate the city’s global friendships around the world. ”
65 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, these grounds commemorate the "Battle Above the Clouds" that was fought on Lookout Mountain in 1863. Worth the drive to the top of Lookout Mountain. The views and overlooks are breathtaking, especially with the fall colors. Parking fee is $3 and entry to the park is $7 per person.”
42 locals recommend
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“Hiking, biking, trail running. Chattanooga's premier urban wilderness will exercise you while you enjoy the beautiful vistas of the Scenic City.”
13 locals recommend
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“Next To Chattanooga's Volkswagen Plant. Plenty of Forest with Lots of Hiking Trails. Nice and Peaceful.”
16 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“One of my favorite places to go with my son. Lots of trails and naturalists who work there that can help you i.d. many of the critters onsite.”
9 locals recommend
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“This connects to Coolidge Park. Both are great for walking, jogging, or just relaxing. ”
14 locals recommend
Park
“This runs all along the river, bike to downtown from basecamp without having to battle traffic!!”
11 locals recommend
Playground
“Ross's Landing is a large grassy area on the riverfront downtown, perfect for kite flying, picnicking, photographing, and having a good time in general. There's even a playground for the kids! It's within a short walk of the Tennessee Aquarium, Creative Discovery Museum, Cold Stone Creamery, the stadium where the Chattanooga Lookouts play (baseball), and lots and lots of great restaurants. ”
9 locals recommend
Campground
“If you want to get outside of the city this is a great area for easy hikes and bike trails for all ages.”
8 locals recommend
Trail
“Peace, natural beauty, and 5 miles of mellow hiking trails. Don't miss this hidden gem! Hours are usually 9-5 (not Sundays)”
4 locals recommend
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“Whether you're looking for a scenic overlook, or a starting point for a hike, we recommend driving up to Signal Point. If you're looking for a shorter hike, hike down to Rainbow Lake and back. If you're up for a six mile hike, we recommend the trip from Signal Point to Edwards Point for the most stunning view around. ”
8 locals recommend
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“This has a man made beach and very close to your stay . you can swim, cook out hike, camp and fish here ”
7 locals recommend
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“If you want a good hike rainbow lake is great and has swimming in the summer in the natural blue hole!”
1 local recommends
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“Raccoon Mountain Caverns consists of over 5.5 miles of underground passageways. While many caves have small areas of formation growth, Raccoon Mountain Caverns has countless, 100% natural formations and is exceptionally well preserved, considered to be one of the most geologically active caverns in the South. They also offer two distinctly different types of guided tours: Crystal Palace Walking Tours and Wild Cave Expedition Tours, plus Specialty Tours at select times.”
5 locals recommend
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“Very Close to Home and Just north of Chattanooga's Popular Northshore. Great Hikes. ”
8 locals recommend
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“short hike down to a great view . The trial goes on further and connects to many other long trails. ”
4 locals recommend