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

Holidays on Ice

November 26, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Enjoy skating under the stars and twinkling lights while listening to music every night in the heart of Downtown Knoxville in Market Square. The rink opens the day after Thanksgiving and will close on January [...]

Light the Park – Farragut

Light the Park – Farragut

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

From dusk to 10 p.m. nightly from Nov. 23 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 [...]

Festival of Lights at Concord Park

Festival of Lights at Concord Park

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The 23rd annual festival will take place at the Cove at Concord Park and will be open Dec. 1 through Jan. 2, excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. It will be open [...]

The Long Run

The Long Run

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

All paces, all experience levels run on Tuesday nights. Meet at the store and run together to Tom Black Track on the UT campus. Continue to run easy or do the track workout designed by [...]

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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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