Huntsville Named Inaugural Cohort of Tennessee RiverTowns Program

Huntsville is one of 15 Tennessee River communities selected for the Tennessee RiverTowns Program. The program is part of the Tennessee RiverLine, a new regional trail system featuring paddling, hiking and bicycling along the river’s more than 650 miles.

Huntsville applied to be a part of the Tennessee RiverTowns Program to emphasize the enjoyment of the Tennessee River. The program offers an opportunity for visitors and residents to seek out activities in communities and towns along the Tennessee River, including Huntsville.

“As Huntsville’s gateway to the Tennessee River, Ditto Landing is always encouraging residents and visitors to enjoy the river whenever they can,” said Quick. “The Tennessee RiverTowns Program will enhance this effort by providing access to activities and events in cities, towns, and communities along the river, while also encouraging visitation to Huntsville.”

Through its participation, Huntsville will leverage the program’s geographic reach and national visibility to position itself as a premier destination for outdoor tourism, recreation, and watersports.

“Outdoor recreation is one of the top tourism drivers to our area, and our access to the pristine Tennessee River at Ditto Landing is a jewel in the crown of our community’s outdoor offerings,” said Judy Ryals, president/CEO of the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We’re proud to be selected for this opportunity, and look forward to working with Ditto Landing and the RiverTowns initiative to grow our city’s reputation as a top-of-mind destination for relaxation and adventure.”