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5 Things to Do Near Chattanooga During Our Off Season

If you’re planning a trip to the Chattanooga or Cleveland area during our off season, there are still plenty of fun things you can do! Don’t be sad that you can’t go white water rafting on the Ocoee when you could still explore the outdoors at Cherokee National Park or go wine tasting at a vineyard! Here are 5 things to do near Chattanooga during our off season:

1. Cherokee National Forest

benton fallsWant to still spend time outside even though you can’t come rafting with us yet? Then you should visit Cherokee National Forest! You can take a beautiful scenic drive through the forest, or you can get out and explore the hiking trails in the area. There are several waterfalls you can hike to, and this is a popular spot for photographers and bird watchers to go. Benton Falls Trail is one of the most popular hiking trails, and you’ll also have a great time exploring the Chilhowee Trail System.

2. Ocoee Horseride

For animal lovers, a great thing to do near Chattanooga is to visit Ocoee Horseride, a horseback riding stable. Choose between a 1-hour trail ride along a privately owned trail right outside of Cleveland, or you can go horseback riding all day through the Chattahoochee and Cherokee National Forests. People of all ages will have a great time going horseback riding, and all you have to do is follow behind your guide for a fun time!

3. Morris Vineyard

wine bottlesVisitors who are 21 years old and up will enjoy spending a day at Morris Vineyard in Charleston, Tennessee. This beautiful winery is family owned, and all of the wines are produced and bottled on site. You’ll be able to look out at the sweeping views of the vineyard and taste a variety of the 19 different wines available. You’ll also be able to enjoy U-Pick your own fruit, and pick up some jellies and local cheeses to pair with the wine you decide to take home! Don’t miss out on this thing to do near Chattanooga during our off season.

4. Classic Arcade Pinball Museum

If you do end up going to Chattanooga, you should visit the Classic Arcade Pinball Museum. This unique attraction has vintage and modern pinball machines lining the walls, and you are able to play on any of them. Not only can you enjoy playing these games, you can also learn a little more about them! Every machine has a plaque with the history of the game. This is a great family-friendly place to visit!

5. High Point Climbing and Fitness

rock climbing wallLooking for something that will get your adrenaline going since you can’t get that rush yet with white water rafting? High Point Climbing and Fitness can meet your thrill needs! There’s a little bit of everything at this fitness center, so you can experience something new. Try bouldering, lead climbing, or an outdoor wall. Kids will enjoy the Kid Zone with their own climbing walls and a tower jump! The whole family will have a blast rock climbing at High Point!

Just because it’s our off season doesn’t mean you can’t have fun in the area! Are you still waiting for us to open back up? Look through our white water rafting trips, and book your next excursion today!