MTOP - Middle Tennessee Outdoor Pursuits
Middle Tennessee Outdoor Pursuits (MTOP) is MTSU’s outdoor recreation program at Campus Recreation. We are located within a couple of hours to over 20 State Parks, creating a great opportunity for outdoor recreation. If we travel a little outside of that radius, we have access to National Forests and Parks, amazing white-water rivers and the Appalachian Trail! Our goal is to offer unforgettable experiences for our community through all-inclusive excursions, outdoor equipment rentals, indoor climbing, and teambuilding opportunities for groups. We incorporate leadership, education, fun and safety into all our programs and cannot wait to have you join us! All programs that we offer are inclusive to a wide range of experiences and backgrounds, and while we do have some more advanced excursions, most of our programs are with the beginner in mind.
If you have always wanted to try an activity outside but didn’t have the skills or gear to do it, we have you covered. From hiking, lake kayaking and biking to white-water kayaking and rafting, outdoor rock climbing, and caving, our experienced guides will give you an experience that you will not forget! And if you want to go on your own but don’t have the gear, check out our extensive equipment rental center. Staff are more than happy to offer gear and activity advice to help you plan your own trip. Check out the Trip and Outdoor Equipment tabs for more information.