Choose Your Adventure

Surrounded by mountains, rivers and lakes, it’s easy to see why Knoxville is loved for its outdoor recreation. Just minutes from downtown, you’ll find mountain biking, paddling, hiking, climbing and more. Search this site by activity or location and get inspired for your next outdoor adventure!

Upcoming Events

Check out the event calendar for all the special programs, workshops, guided tours and group activities offered in our region to help you find your adventure of choice and learn from the experts. Be sure to visit the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center to get friendly advice, pick up trail maps or brochures and share your outdoor adventures with us.

Holidays on Ice – Nov 25-Jan 2

Holidays on Ice – Nov 25-Jan 2

November 25, 2022 - January 2, 2023

Enjoy skating under the stars and twinkling lights while listening to music every night on Market Square. Holidays on Ice makes for the perfect evening with family, friends or on a date. Admission price includes [...]

Light the Park – Nov 21 – Jan 2

Light the Park – Nov 21 – Jan 2

December 2 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

From dusk to 10 p.m. nightly from Nov. 21 through Jan. 2, thousands of holiday lights will twinkle along Campbell Station Road from the I-40 commuter lot to Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza at the Campbell [...]

Ijams Family Owl Prowl

Ijams Family Owl Prowl

December 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet some of Ijams' resident owl ambassadors before heading out on the trails after dark in search of these beautiful birds. Participants will learn about unique owl adaptations that help them rule the night. We'll [...]

Holiday Festival of Lights – Dec. 1-31

Holiday Festival of Lights – Dec. 1-31

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The 24th Annual Holiday Festival of Lights will take place daily from 6 - 9 p.m. at The Cove at Concord Park. Come take a stroll through the illuminating Christmas displays along the mile park [...]


Legacy Parks Unveils Natural Asset Guidebook

Legacy Parks has unveiled its Oak Ridge Natural Assets Guidebook, a collaborative project created at the request of the City of Oak Ridge, Roane County and Anderson County civic and business leaders in response to [...]

Get Out and Play Guide

A comprehensive guide for outdoor activity in the East Tennessee region – the Get Out and Play! Guide is a complete directory of all parks, trails, and greenways in Knox and surrounding counties, and includes major [...]

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We work to preserve our area’s extraordinary natural resources and to expand parks, create trails, and increase access to our rivers to assure that our region enjoys exceptional recreational opportunities for generations to come.

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