Canoe the Sequatchie (Sequatchie Valley): About 30 miles north of Chattanooga is the gentle Sequatchie River. The river winds southward through the valley, criss-crossed by old bridges and lined with hardwood stands. For a gentle float with plenty of opportunities to get wet, we suggest starting the trip in Dunlap at the Canoe the Sequatchie outpost. Head downstream for an easy 6 mile/3 hour trip. Be on the lookout for sections of the river known as Native American fish traps—natural channels used by Native Americans to catch fish.
Featured photo: Foster Falls near the headwaters of the Sequatchie River by Rob Du Bois
Directions from Chattanooga: Take TN-29/Hwy 27 N for 2 miles to Signal Mtn. Rd./TN-8/US-127. Head north for 24 miles to destination at 12800 US-127.