Discover Memphis naturally and experience activities you don't typically find in a city in the South. You can rent or ride your own bike from the river to the eastern edge of the city, exploring colorful neighborhoods and iconic parks — including Shelby Farms Park, one of the largest urban parks in the country. Discover downtown's riverfront parks for views of the Mississippi River (the newly transformed Tom Lee Park is a must),
plus features like pedestrian paths — including a bridge walk over the Mississippi known as Big River Crossing. You'll also discover creative playgrounds and on-site kayak guides and rentals so you can explore the river up close. Within 20 minutes of downtown Memphis, you can also find — surprise! — Shelby Forest State Park, with epic hills for hiking and mountain biking.
Memphis is where urban exploration and outdoor adventure meet. Go for it with these outdoor activity suggestions.