Spectacular Countryside and Waterfront Living
Sparkling Soddy Lake is a destination for flat water paddling and a great spot for birdwatching. Minutes from Soddy-Daisy is the North Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area, boasting scenic trails and world-class bouldering. Locals often visit the Blue Hole swimming area, located in North Chickamauga Creek, for its crystal-clear water. On the fringe of Soddy-Daisy is Big Soddy Creek Gulf area and 285 acres of hiking trails, exceptional views, waterfalls, and more.
The City of Soddy-Daisy Parks and Recreation Department maintains several parks and playgrounds in the area. The Kids Park has lighted ball fields, a walking track, and a basketball court, while Veterans Park – home to a walking track, pavilion, gazebo, and lighted ball fields – honors war veterans with dedicated memorials and monuments.
Residents can reserve a personalized paint party at local business Paint It Yours, where guests create their own wood door hangers. Horsin’ Around is a carving school in Soddy-Daisy dedicated to the restoration of aging wooden carousel horses.
A local favorite, the Soddy-Daisy Christmas Parade runs along Dayton Pike and showcases decorated floats, firetrucks, live animals, and Santa Claus. The city’s annual 4th of July Celebration features live music, food and craft vendors, inflatables, and fireworks. Running with Sasquatch is a popular 5K trail race that supports Ivy Academy Charter School.
Whether a fan of seafood on the waterfront, Southern country cooking, or classic burger joints, Soddy-Daisy’s locally owned restaurants keep residents and visitors coming back for more. A variety of national food chains can be found throughout the area as well.