Outdoors: Minutes from Soddy-Daisy are the Cumberland Trail and North Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area, boasting scenic trails and campsites for outdoor enthusiasts. The crystal clear water of the Blue Hole, located in North Chickamauga Creek, is a popular spot to cool off during the summer months. On the eastern edge of Walden Ridge lies the Big Soddy Creek Gulf area, offering 285 acres of hiking trails, exceptional views, waterfalls, and more. Locals and tourists alike can enjoy Greenway Farm along the North Chickamauga Creek, just one mile east of Highway 153 in Hixson. The farm features trails suited for running, hiking, or biking, as well as access points for water sports and a dog park.
Parks: Located on Chickamauga Lake is Chester Frost Park, where the Hamilton County Fair is held each fall. The park also hosts fishing tournaments and competitive events and is a favorite for camping, boating, and picnics. The Soddy-Daisy Parks and Recreation Department, Middle Valley Recreation Area, and Hixson Community Center offer parks, playgrounds, tennis courts, and more.
Sports: A number of clubs and fitness centers are available in the area. Golf clubs that residents can join include Creeks Bend Golf Club and Valleybrook Golf and Country Club. Sportsbarn in Hixson is a full-service health club with swimming, Pilates, yoga, and cycling. Avid tennis players can join the Racquet Club of Chattanooga, located in Hixson.
Shopping: Hixson’s Northgate Mall is home to more than 60 specialty stores, including Ulta Beauty, Old Navy, Bath & Body Works, and Burlington. Big box stores such as Walmart Supercenter, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Academy Sports + Outdoors are all conveniently located on Highway 153.
Entertainment: AMC Northgate 14 is located in the Northgate Mall complex. Spare Time Hixson on Hixson Pike is a popular destination for bowling and games. The Hamilton County Fair is held annually in Hixson.
Restaurants: Hixson and Soddy-Daisy offer a variety of restaurants, including global fare inspired by Mediterranean and Caribbean dishes. Locally owned establishments combine with national and regional favorites to provide options for everyone.