Uncut: Chattanooga, Tennessee
For Money magazine’s September 2014 issue, I wrote about top leaf peeping destinations. Here are more tips on what to see and do in Chattanooga, Tennessee in October, when the fall foliage is at its best.
This small city in southeastern Tennessee, divided by the state’s namesake river and surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains, struts its stuff in the fall when densely wooded areas are drenched in crimsons and gold.
Head to Stringers Ridge Park, just outside of town, where the Cherokee hike-and-bike trail leads to a scenic city overlook above tree canopies, says John Ying the general manager of the Crash Pad, a hip, adventure-focused Hostel.
As the evening chill sets in, snag a table at Local 191 for happy hour (4-7 PM most days) when Chattanooga drafts like Big River stout are a dollar off and cocktails are five bucks. Or head to the Crash Pad’s Flying Squirrel, a farm-to-table restaurant with a over 20 beers on tap including local brews such as Chattanooga Brewing Company’s IPA and the Mudslinger, an oatmeal brown, from McHale’s Beer.