Memphis residents are truly fortunate; we enjoy outdoor activities almost year-round, thanks to our temperate weather. Whether it's hitting the links, the trails, or family-focused attractions, Memphis is a stellar choice for outdoor enthusiasts. Biking and hiking, of course, don't really have seasons, per se, and dedicated year-round athletic types enjoy plenty of smooth and scenic trails, from the Wolf River Greenway to the challenging trails at Shelby Farms. For families, the Farms is a must-hit, as is the Memphis Zoo, where you can talk to the animals and their keepers almost every day. When it comes to nature walks, there's no better bet than Lichterman Nature Center, while the spectacular gardens at the Dixon or Memphis Botanic Gardens are rich with splendor, color, and smell. You can add a bit of history and lore into a visit at the Mud Island River Park, where a scale model of the Mississipi River entices kids and adults alike to dip their toes in the hot summer months. Whether Memphis has more than enough outdoor pursuits to satisfy serious athletes, dedicated joggers or just those of us who love a great picnic al fresco, our list will help you plan a great day outdoors in the Bluff City.
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