3 Ways to Keep Active in Chattanooga
January 1, 2016
The holidays have come and gone, and 2016 is here. New Years resolutions are on everyone’s minds at this time of year, as we plan and look forward to a wonderful 2016. Like many people the world over, getting and/or staying active in 2016 is a top priority, especially after the indulgences that so often coincide with the holiday season. Chattanooga, which has been hailed as the South’s top travel destination, is a vibrant, wonderful city to visit. It also happens to be a great place to participate in a huge variety of outdoor sports and recreation, making it a great travel destination for those who are looking to get or stay active in the new year. If you’re looking for a great place to getaway that will also keep you active and busy, then look no further. Book your room at our Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast, and find new ways to keep fit and keep those New Years resolutions in Chattanooga.
Chattanooga, long known as a top destination for outdoor recreation, is the perfect place to spend some time in these early winter months. In fact, there is so much to see and do in Chattanooga, that sometimes it can be hard to decide where to begin. Three of the most popular ways to stay active and keep fit in Chattanooga are biking, hiking, and rock climbing. Chattanooga is an incredible city for biking, whether it’s just getting from place to place in town, or out exploring the many biking trails outside of town. Bike Chattanooga, an eco-friendly public bicycle transit system, features 300 easy-to-use bikes and 33 stations spread throughout the city. Road cyclists will find a variety of terrain to challenge themselves in Chattanooga, from gentle, rolling park roads to exhausting mountain climbs. Outdoor Chattanooga has put together some great road biking routes in and around Chattanooga. There are also more than 100 miles of singletrack mountain biking trails in Chattanooga, as well as off road parks and greenways. The Brainerd Levee/Camp Jordan Loop and Lookout Mountain’s Guild/Hardy Trail are great places to begin, as are the Prentice Cooper State Forest and the Cloudland Canyon Connector Trail on Lookout Mountain. More advanced bikers should head to places like Stringers Ridge and Enterprise South Nature Park.
Chattanooga is also a great place to do some hiking throughout the year. Here, you’ll find an astounding 150 mile so of hiking trails within 15 minutes of downtown. Some of the best and most easily accessible from our Bed and Breakfast are the trails on Lookout Mountain itself. You’ll also find some truly spectacular trails along the Cumberland Plateau. Finally, the more adventurous guests looking to keep active in Chattanooga will find that the opportunities for rock climbing are outstanding. You can start your day at the High Point Climbing Gym, or you can head out to challenge yourself on the miles of hard sandstone bluffs our mountains are known for. Rocktown is a great place for bouldering, and you’ll find a 2 mile cliff line great for sport climbing at Foster Falls in the Cumberland State Park. For some of the best traditional rock climbing around, head to Sunset Rock on Lookout Mountain or the Tennessee Wall on the rim of the Cumberland Plateau. Really, the options for keeping active in Chattanooga are endless. You just have to choose your adventure and begin. Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast on Lookout Mountain today, and find your favorite way to keep active in Chattanooga this winter.