One of the key factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle is staying physically active. “Staying active” can mean much more than just another trip to the gym, though! With that in mind, we thought it would be fun to feature a few fun ways to stay active in the Mid-South.
Typically known for it's BBQ and blues, the Mid-South also holds many beautiful parks, trails, and opportunities to aid in maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle, while also having fun. Whether you’re a local or just visiting for a weekend, here are four (out of many!) great ways to get active in Memphis and the Mid-South:
Ride the Greenline
Shelby Farms Greenline is a 10.65 mile paved, urban trail that connects pedestrians and cyclists in Midtown Memphis through Shelby Farms Park to Cordova. A rails-to-trails project that transformed an unused railroad line into one of Tennessee's favorite trails, the Greenline is one of our favorite activities in Memphis! To learn more about the Greenline and everything else that Shelby Farms has to offer, visit the Shelby Farms website here.
Play a Round of Disc Golf
Meeman-Shelby Forest Park is home to one of the largest and most beautiful disc golf courses in the Southeast. The 36-hole, wooded course is divided into two 18-hole courses that offer beginners and advanced players a challenging game.
In addition to Disc Golf, Shelby Forest Park also offers paddling, biking, boating, fishing and much more, making it more than worth the trip! For more info on disc golf and all the park has to offer, check out their website here.
Hit the Treetops
If you’ve been to Shelby Farms Park recently, you may have noticed people scaling Go Ape’s intricate set-up of platforms, ropes, and nets with multiple zip lines hovering across Pine Lake. It’s one thing to observe or read about this adventure course. It’s an entirely different thing to experience it, though!
If you're looking for a unique and adventurous way to get some exercise and enjoy the great outdoors, we highly recommend you try Go Ape! For more info, check out their website here.
Visit the Memphis Zoo
Regular cardio, at any speed, can help promote a healthy lifestyle. Situated on 70 acres and boasting more than 3,500 animals, the Memphis Zoo is the perfect destination for a day trip with the family, while also getting your steps in! Known nationally as one of the nation's top zoos, the Memphis Zoo is definitely worth checking out. Click here to plan your trip!
The Bluff City is so fortunate to have many options for the outdoor lover. If you're looking for even more ideas, this article has some great additional options to explore. We'd love for you to let us know your favorites in the comments below!