Your Guide to the Chattanooga Riverwalk
April 23, 2019
Downtown Chattanooga is beautifully situated on the Tennessee River. Along that river, you’ll find one of Chattanooga’s most popular pathways, the Tennessee Riverwalk. On a beautiful sunny afternoon, you’ll find a variety of people out walking and biking the trail which stretches for 13 miles along this scenic stretch of river. Along the way, you’ll take in some incredible scenery, and enjoy a variety of Chattanooga’s top attractions. It’s a great way to explore the city. Come stay with us this spring, and experience the beauty along Chattanooga’s picturesque riverwalk. Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast today.
You can spend an entire day on the 13 miles of Chattanooga’s Riverwalk. Enjoy the fresh air and scenery, and grab a bite to eat or stop at one of the many attractions along the length of this trail as you go. The trail begins downtown at Ross’ Landing, and ends at the Chickamauga Dam, at which point you can connect up to other trails like the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway. You can either walk, or rent bikes from Chattanooga’s bike share program downtown. The Riverwalk also features two boat ramps, so you can get out on the water and explore the length of the trail from an entirely different vantage point if you want, too. You can rent watercraft from L2 Outside. At Ross’ Landing Park, which is across from the Tennessee Aquarium, you’ll find a river pier and marina, a natural amphitheater, and a beautiful green space with a spectacular view of the river.
From Ross’ Landing, you’ll head into the beautiful Bluff View Arts District, where you’ll find the Hunter Museum of American Art and the historic Walnut Street Walking Bridge, which connects to the popular NorthShore District. Stop in to Rembrandt’s Coffee House for a delicious cup of coffee, or grab some goodies from the Bluff View Bakery. Continue on for another mile or so, and you’ll find one of our favorite places for lunch: The Boathouse Rotisserie and Raw Bar, an iconic riverfront restaurant. If you find yourself heading across the Walnut Street Bridge, enjoy some shopping in this eclectic neighborhood, followed by lunch at Brewhaus or Beast and Barrel Gastro Smokehouse.
Every half mile along the trail is marked, which makes it easy to know just how far you’ve traveled, and when to head back. The further you head out of town, the more beautiful the journey will become, including taking you to places like Amnicola Marsh, where you’ll likely to see a variety of birds and other wildlife. The end-point at the Chickamauga Dam is impressive if you make it that far, but it might be worth a separate trip by itself if you’re interested.
This spring is a beautiful time to explore Chattanooga’s scenic Riverwalk. Book your room at our luxury Inn today.