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THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Memphians live in one of the largest urban areas in the country and have access to just as much hunting, camping, cycling, kayaking, canoeing, nature trails as those who live outside of the city. Why? Because Memphis is home to the 2nd-largest county park in the United States, a greenline 10.8 miles long, three rivers winding through or around the city, and over 60+ miles of bike lanes with more on the way. Shelby Farms is a 4,500 acre public park home to the recently expanded 80 acre Hyde Lake, brand new visitors center and event space, and activities for every interest and age ranging from boating to disc golf to horseback riding to mountain biking to a 100 acre dog park. Enjoy a walk along the Mississippi River in Downtown Memphis and get RiverFit at the Memphis Grizzlies Fitness Trail, featuring 6 exercise stations, 2 sand volleyball courts,

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and a soccer field. Cyclists, walkers, and joggers can now enjoy the longest pedestrian bridge crossing the Mississippi: Big River Crossing is a nearly mile long bridge connecting Memphis to West Memphis, AR. Memphis is also home to the Wolf River which offers a winding tour of the city. With several access and exit points, you can paddle for as long or little as you’d like. If you prefer land, enjoy a scenic walk or bike ride through the Wolf River Greenway and enjoy the natural 2.6-mile trail. When completed, the Wolf River Greenway will span 36 miles from downtown Memphis out to Collierville.

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Greater Memphis Relocation Guide | 2019