A favorite spot for locals, the Wolftever Creek Greenway is a paved walking and exercise trail that stretches along the Wolftever Creek and connects pedestrians to parks, playgrounds, and more. Also nearby is Red Clay State Historic Park, with 263 acres and the Blue Hole Spring – a natural landmark that forms a deep pool. Visitors to Red Clay will also find picnic tables, a picnic pavilion, and an amphitheater that can fit up to 500 people. At Enterprise South Nature Park, 2,800 wooded acres feature miles of walking and biking paths, off-road biking trails, and picnic areas.
The state-of-the-art Summit of Softball Complex, home to eight playing fields, is located off I-75 between Ooltewah and Collegedale. The complex hosts national and regional softball tournaments as well as local adult leagues, recreation play, and youth softball. The Tucker Road Recreational Area has a soccer field, small playground, and pavilion. Several private golf clubs, including The Honors Course and WindStone Golf Club, are nearby.
Every Wednesday, The Commons in Collegedale is the site of the Collegedale Market, featuring fresh produce, food trucks, and local artisans. The annual Collegedale Christmas Market, also at the Commons, celebrates the holiday season with offerings of local gifts. The Village Market at Southern Adventist University is a natural food store and offers a wide selection of bulk foods and supplements. Just minutes away, Cambridge Square includes locally owned shops for food, fun, and fitness. Walmart Supercenter, Publix, and Food City grocery stores are close by, while more than 200 additional stores can be found at Hamilton Place Mall.
Collegedale and Apison residents enjoy a variety of dining options. Chinese, Mexican, and Peruvian dishes are served alongside more traditional barbecue and burgers, catering to every preference.