The “Scenic City,” which is the nickname given to Chattanooga by the locals offers a picturesque landscape worthy of exploration. The city itself is beautiful and offers a wide variety of attractions. However, out past the city, into the mountains and surrounding country, Chattanooga has even more to offer her residents. Therefore, when living in off campus housing in Chattanooga, you have more than a few choices when it comes to outdoor adventures.
Hang Gliding on Lookout Mountain: Hang gliding is a once in a lifetime kind of activity, and there is no better place to experience it than Lookout Mountain. Hang gliding differs from other thrilling activities, like bungee or cliff jumping in that it allows participants to feel as if they are flying as they glide effortlessly through the sky. The feeling they get when pushing off the side of the mountain into the bright blue sky is pure exhilaration. Even if you have never tried hang gliding and are worried about your inexperience, you needn’t be as they offer flight packages for beginners up to expert levels. Early spring just happens to be one of the best times for this particular activity, so now’s the perfect time to try this particular thrill.
Camping Cloudland Canyon: If you want more than a quick adventure, camping in Cloudland Canyon is a great weekend getaway. It is located in a nearby Georgia state park, so it’s a quick drive from downtown Chattanooga. This of course makes it an ideal mini vacation when living in off campus housing in the city. Cloudland Canyon features beautiful river gulches and stunning views, along with a variety of hiking and camping possibilities.
Meet Up With Other Runners: If you are into running, or even think you might want to start running, choosing to live in Chattanooga was a wise move, since Chattanooga is blessed with 54 trail heads within 30 minutes of downtown. If you want to challenge yourself even more as a runner, consider attending the Chattanooga Trail Runner’s Meet-Up. The Chattanooga Trail Runner’s runs are typically between 5 and 10 miles. Even if you aren’t a runner, you can still join the Chattanooga Trail Runner group as they also have members who jog the trails at a much slower pace.
Chattanooga has an abundance of riches when it comes to outdoor activities, and with spring right around the corner, now is the time to be putting together that list of activities you want to try when the weather warms up for good. Thankfully, by living in off campus housing in downtown Chattanooga, you have easy access to all the activities listed above and much more. Contact us at Douglas Heights for more information on off campus housing options in Chattanooga.