The Chattanooga Audubon Society (CAS) will host their annual Acres of Darkness
event on Friday and Saturdays, Oct. 18-26, from 7:30 - 11 p.m. at Audubon Acres. The family event features a campfire, s'mores, decorations and a scary hike through the woods. Cost is $20 ($10 for CAS members). Proceeds benefit CAS.
Head of the Sequatchie Open Day Oct. 19
The Friends of the Cumberland Trail will host their monthly open gate day at the Head of the Sequatchie
on Sat., Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Head of the Sequatchie is a protected, 400 acre tract that includes the archaeologically significant Devilstep Hollow Cave
and the spring that is the origin of the Sequatchie River. To learn more, email the Friends of the Cumberland Trail
Family Hike on the Pinhoti Trail Oct. 19
The Chattanooga Trekkers will host a family hike
on the Snake Creek Gap section of the GA Pinhoti Trial on Sat., Oct. 19, beginning at 12 noon. The 4-6 mile hike is a ridge line trek with views of the surrounding mountains on all sides. An RSVP
is required. To learn more, email the Chattanooga Trekkers
Hiketoberfest Oct. 20
The Friends of the Cumberland Trail
will host their annual Hiketoberfest celebration and benefit for the Cumberland Trail on Sun., Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Shackleford Ridge Park on Walden's Ridge. Guided interpretive hikes, a silent auction and special presentations about the geology, flora and fauna of the trail will be followed by live music at 4 p.m. See a full schedule.
7 Bridges Marathon Oct. 20
The downtown Chattanooga bridges and TN Riverpark will host both a full and half marathon, 5K and Family Fun Run on Sun., Oct. 20 for the annual 7 Bridges Marathon
. Hundreds of competitors will run courses
that encompass all the downtown bridges and North Shore parks. Competition begins at 7 a.m.
Friends of Outdoor Chattanooga at Big River Oct. 24
The Friends of Outdoor Chattanooga
will be the beneficiary for Big River Grille and Brewing Company's Pumpkin Ale Tapping party on Thurs., Oct. 24, from 5-7 p.m at Big River's Broad St. location. Proceeds go to help FOC support Outdoor Chattanooga programs and initiatives. Come raise a pint for Outdoor Chattanooga.
Grand Opening Ceremony of the Federal Road Oct. 26
The public is invited to join the official commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears and the Grand Opening of the Federal Road
on Sat., Oct. 26, 10 a.m. on Moccasin Bend. Following the ceremony, and on Sun. at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., National Park Service rangers will lead interpretive walks from the Federal Rd. entrance to the site of historic Browns Ferry on the banks of the TN River. Free parking and shuttle busses will be available at 175 Hamm Rd.
Ragnar Relay Oct. 25 & 26
From Coolidge Park to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, this year's Ragnar Relay
foot race will benefit Soles for Souls
Chattajack 31 Oct. 26
Standup paddleboarders, kayakers and canoeists will paddle 31 miles of the TN River during this year's last RiverRocks event: Chattajack 31
. The race starts downtown and end at Hales Bar.
Signal Mountain Pie Run Oct. 26
Run 10k and then eat pie
. Does it get any better than that?
Prentice Cooper Hunt Dates Fall, 2013 Prentice Cooper State Forest and Wildlife Management Area
west of Hwy. 27 (Suck Creek Rd.) will be closed to all visitors except hunters for managed deer hunts on Oct. 26-27, Nov. 1-3, Nov. 30-Dec. 5. The area east of Hwy. 27, including Edwards Point, will remain open to the public.
Enterprise South Nature Park Special Event Closures
Due to special events, Enterprise South Nature Park
will be closed to the public on the following dates and times:
Oct. 21 & 22 - Park Closed All Day
Call the park at (423) 893-3500
for more information.