Our expert community informants at FYI.timesfreepress.com have presented an amazing list of activities available to the surrounding community for the month of July! From Red Bank to North Georgia to East Ridge, it covers a huge spectrum of interests and activities spanning 13 different locations.
We have pulled out certain activities that qualify for our PASSPORT TO THE OUTDOORS summer adventure guide…
See for yourself and enjoy the great outdoors. We look forward to seeing you out and about in the summer sun; and remember, you have until September 1st to complete at least one activity to enter for the Grand Prize Sweepstakes!
6 You can walk, jog, skate or bike the Tennessee Riverwalk, which stretches from Chickamauga Dam to Ross’s Landing and eventually will link to Moccasin Bend. 423-643-6888
20 The green bags protecting the trunks on new tree plantings downtown are courtesy of Take Root Chattanooga, 900 E. 11th St., which has committed to planting 1,500 trees in 33 species. 423-643-6952
25 There’s a new kid in town. Chattanooga Zoo is home to a baby cotton-top tamarin. Born May 5, the little primate is a rare success story for monkeys in captivity. Zoo hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 423-697-1322
36 Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St., celebrates the Honey Harvest in two sweet days, July 25-26. 423-756-2738
45 A nature walk, swamp critters and recycling fun are in store for elementary-age children this summer at Kids Time. These free Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department programs take place July 9, 16 and 23 at Shelter No. 4 at the Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Highway. 423-842-6748
54 Explore the deeper recesses of Ruby Falls with limited illumination in Lantern Tours, held every Friday and Saturday night in the summer. 1720 S. Scenic Highway. 423-821-2544
56 With milkweed flourishing along the banks of Lookout Creek, the lower meadow at Reflection Riding, 400 Garden Road, has become a haven for butterflies and bees. A patch of red clover has been planted to attract dragonflies, too. 423-821-9582
63 Let the stone horses, lions and sea turtles give you a squirt at Coolidge Park, 150 River St. 423-757-7629
76 A sunset walk along Missionary Ridge shows off historic markers, cannons, grand homes and — oh, yes — the view of the sun setting behind Lookout Mountain…
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