The new year is almost here! There are so many wonderful things to do in Chattanooga to celebrate New Year's Eve...from live bands to holiday soirees. Many people believe that what you are doing when the clock strikes midnight is what you will be doing all year. I personally like to set the tone for my new year by doing something positive on New Year's day. After you have toasted the new year and are ready to get out and celebrate 2016, here are some suggestions for how to get the ball rolling for a healthy and happy 2016!
Hike Lula Lake
Lula Lake is one of our local treasures. The falls are stunning and the views are absolutely worth the drive up Lookout Mountain. The nature preserve is only open a few days each month and this Saturday is one of those days (the next will be January 30th). The trails are family and dog friendly (bring a leash) and are a great way to spend an afternoon. With all the rain we have had the falls will be over the top raging, so caution is encouraged. The hours on Saturday are 9am to 5pm. Maps and directions can be found online.
(These are from an early fall hike last year).
Run the W
If you are up for a challenge, and I do mean CHALLENGE, you can run one of Chattanooga's most notoriously steep and renowned roads. Join the Chattanooga Track club for the annual "Run the W "up Signal Mountain's W road 10k. This tradition has been going on for years! The run starts at 9 am at the old K-Mart parking lot and runs up the hair pin turns of the W Road (that really is the name if it gives you a clue as to what the road looks like) finish at Lee Davis's house. Contact Lee Davis at email@example.com for more information or visit the Chattanooga Track Club.
There is just something special about ice skating outdoors. We southerners don't get a lot of chances to embrace our inner figure skater, but in Chattanooga, we do! At least until January 18th. You can skate until 1 am on New Year's eve OR head over to skate at 11 am on New Year's Day at the Ice on the Landing pop up skate rink. The vibe is a blast and the view with the Tennessee Aquarium, the bridges and river is absolutely the best. All ages can skate thanks to "walkers" you can use to balance. Visit Ice on the Landing for more information and special events.
Of course you can hit any of the dozens oftrails that are minutes the city, run or bike along theRiverwalk or over all of the bridges the city is famous for or just take a walk and enjoy the beginning of a new year! Happy 2016 from Chattanooga Property Shop!