When:  All of October

Where:  All around Chattanooga

Cost:  Absolutely FREE

October in Chattanooga and the surrounding area is as pretty as any place you can imagine.  With the mountains, ridges, rivers and lakes around town, fall colors are plentiful and last throughout the month.  The Convention & Visitors Bureau has compiled a list of the best ways to see the beautiful colors in our area:


Chattanooga offers many options to see the brilliant changing colors by foot, boat, train, or bike:

  • BY FOOT – Enjoy miles and miles of breathtaking vistas from Signal Point (the southern terminus of the Cumberland Trail), Raccoon Mountain, Sunset Rock, Lula Lake Land Trust, Prentice Cooper State Park, Point Park and more.
  • BY BOAT – Take a cruise into the Tennessee River Gorge where you’ll see nature’s brilliant canvas of fall colors aboard the Tennessee Aquarium’s River Gorge Explorer or the Chattanooga Riverboat Comany's Southern Belle. Or, try something a bit more unique on the downtown Tennessee River with the Chattanooga Ducks or Chattanooga Cycleboats.
  • BY TRAIN – Jump on board the Tennessee Valley Railroad or Lookout Mountain Incline Railway for a variety of train rides that take you through the beautiful Tennessee valley or straight up Lookout Mountain.
  • BY BIKE – Hop on a bike from the Chattanooga Bike Share System and view the beautiful fall foliage along the 13-mile paved Riverwalk that runs parallel to the Tennessee River and through the scenic Bluff View Art District. Bring your mountain bike and explore the trails at Stringer’s Ridge, Enterprise South Nature Park, or many mountain trails.