Outdoors
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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Ghost River
Ghost River

13640 Yager Dr
Moscow, TN 38057   Directions

(901) 485-1220

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Go on a water recreation adventure with Ghost River Canoe and Kayak Rentals. Follow the well-marked canoe trail in the Wolf River. This 8.5-mile trail includes many turns, beautiful cypress, wildlife sightings, a trip through Spirit Lake and the mystic Ghost Section. Located about half an hour outside of Memphis, this part of the river is great for more experienced paddlers but not recommended for beginners.

Lichterman Nature Center
Lichterman Nature Center

5992 Quince Rd
Memphis, TN 38119   Directions

(901) 636-2211

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Stretch your legs at the Lichterman Nature Center. With over 65 acres of land filled with lakes, meadows and forests, the Lichterman Nature Center is a natural oasis in the urban landscape. The indoor and outdoor facilities feature wildlife, microscopic discoveries, a two-story forest boardwalk and an underwater viewing area.

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

910 Riddick Rd
Memphis, TN 38053   Directions

(901) 876-5215

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With two lakes and miles of hiking trails, Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is perfect for boating, biking and outdoor activities. Enjoy swimming, fishing, horseback riding and disc golf at this beautiful park. Pack a tent and camp among the large oak, cypress and tupelo trees or rent a cabin and enjoy modern luxuries in the woods.

Memphis Botanic Garden
Memphis Botanic Garden

750 Cherry Rd
Memphis, TN 38117   Directions

(901) 636-4100

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Children and parents alike will delight in My Big Backyard Children's Garden located in the Memphis Botanic Garden. The huge playground incorporates its structure into nature, stringing up rope bridges between trees and sculpting plants into shapes children can play on. Cool off during the summer months with the new water features, such as the artificial thunderstorm. This attraction has all of the necessary components for some fun in the sun.

Overton Park
Overton Park

1914 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38104   Directions

(901) 214-5450

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Take in the beauty of Memphis at Overton Park. Home to the zoo, Brooks Art Museum, an amphitheater, a golf course and the Memphis College of the Arts, this sprawling park has outdoor and indoor activities for the entire family. Walk along the trails and absorb nature, play a game of soccer or let the little ones run wild at the playground.

Shelby Farms Greenline
Shelby Farms Greenline

6903 Great View Drive North
Memphis, TN 38134   Directions

(901) 222-7275

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Built on a former railroad, the 7-mile long Shelby Farms Greenline is part of the Mid-South's latest development in urban parks and trails. This paved greenline serves as a walking, jogging and biking recreational trail. Gardens and greenscaping are scattered along the walkway, providing beautiful scenery in the urban community.

West Tennessee Skydiving
West Tennessee Skydiving

985 Laverne Davis Rd
Whiteville, TN 38075   Directions

(901) 759-3483

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Experience the great outdoors from above as you feel the rush of diving through the air, the adrenaline pumping through your veins as the wind pushes against your body. West Tennessee Skydiving can help you get that thrill of a lifetime-whether you are a seasoned pro or a first time jumper. Forty-miles east of Memphis, West Tennessee Skydiving offers classes on skydiving and tandem skydiving.

Wolf River Conservancy
Wolf River Conservancy

2693 Union Ave Extended
Memphis, TN 38112   Directions

(901) 452-6500

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Although the Wolf River Conservancy is continuing to develop the greenway, parts of the Wolf River Greenway are already open to the public. Located along the gorgeous Wolf River floodplain, this greenway winds its way through the undisturbed forest and along the largely unspoiled river.

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