Best Hiking Spots To Explore Near Memphis

Best Hiking Spots near Memphis, TN

You don’t have to travel far from home to enjoy a fun hike set against the breathtaking backdrop of Tennessee’s landscapes. Here are some of the best hiking spots to explore near Memphis.

Old Forest State Natural Area

Enjoy some respite from the summer heat when you hit the trails at the Old Forest State Natural Area at Overton Park. This hiking spot is just a 1-mile drive from Memphis and is a popular destination for photographers, pet walkers, bird-watchers, and nature enthusiasts. If you like to name the plants you see on your hike, make sure to download Overton Park Conservancy’s online field guides to help you classify the old forest’s flora and fauna.

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Boasting more than 20 miles of trails, Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is located within 20 miles of Memphis. It offers a diverse array of trails to satisfy hikers of different skill levels. The 4-mile-long Pioneer Springs trail is great for beginning hikers as well as families with young kids that want a shorter adventure. Thrill-seekers will find a welcome challenge on the 3.5-mile-long Woodland Trail, which delivers about 3 miles’ worth of steep inclines and great views that will help you stay motivated to finish the hike. 

Wolf River Greenway

Built to connect the people and communities of Memphis, Wolf River Greenway currently extends over 11 miles. When it’s finished, the greenway project will offer more than 36 miles of trails for walkers and bikers, linking Memphis to the Shelby Farms, Germantown, and Collierville areas. The trails have wildflower meadows for photo ops, as well as restroom and picnic areas to enhance your hike.

Contact us at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase if you’re in need of a new Buick or GMC vehicle to keep up with your adventurous lifestyle. Or call us to schedule a service appointment for your current ride to help ensure that your warm-weather journeys are as safe as they are fun.

Drive to These Crowd-Pleasing Takeout Places in Memphis

Takeout Places in Memphis | Memphis, TN

Memphis is known all across the country for its unique, exciting cuisine. But, sometimes, you just don’t feel like getting all dressed up spend the evening at a dine-in restaurant. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of outstanding takeout places in Memphis. Here are a few of our recommendations.

Central BBQ

If you live in Memphis, you know what good barbeque tastes like. So do the chefs at Central BBQ, which is located right on Central Avenue. Their meat is marinated for 24 hours, slow-smoked with hickory and pecan, and finished with a secret dry rub. All you have to do is hop in your Enclave, grab some great grub, and bring it back home for date night.

Gus’s World-Famous Fried Chicken

Sometimes, when restaurants advertise themselves as “world-famous,” they don’t have the credentials to back up the claim. Gus’s World-Famous Fried Chicken, on the other hand, has a surplus of bona fides. Its food is so delicious and memorable that it has been featured on multiple popular TV shows, including “Man v. Food” and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” That’s a pretty glowing endorsement.

Gibson’s Donuts

Great takeout food isn’t confined to entrees, and nothing will brighten up a family picnic or tailgate more than the moment you roll up in your Sierra 1500 with a box of delicious doughnuts in tow. And if you’re looking for the best confectionaries in Memphis, you go to Gibson’s. It’s no wonder that they’ve been thriving since 1967.

All of us at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase are incredibly proud to be a part of the Memphis community. If your Terrain — or any other GM vehicle — is due for maintenance, contact our service department so you can check out these exceptional takeout places safely.

GMC Terrain Will Regain the Denali Trim

2021 GMC Terrain | Memphis, TN

In 2020, GMC announced that the 2021 GMC Terrain would not offer the Denali trim upon its initial release. Luckily, the Terrain will once again provide this high-end trim level for the rest of its 2021 models.

The 2021 Terrain Denali has a stylish design that includes 19-inch ultra-bright machined aluminum wheels with premium Gray painted accents. The model also stands out with a multi-dimensional grille, chrome side mirror caps, and chrome accents on the door handles. And, it makes for fun drives with its turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque.

Inside this spacious SUV, you’ll find French-stitched leather-appointed front seats and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Terrain Denali’s 8-inch GMC Infotainment System comes with built-in Navigation as well as Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capabilities.

To provide you with peace of mind on the road, the Terrain Denali has the GMC Pro Safety Plus suite of safety technologies. Features include Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Park Assist, and more. The SUV also offers High Definition Surround Vision to give a better view of the area surrounding you.

Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase is excited for the return of the Terrain Denali. To find the right Terrain trim for your family, be sure to give us a call.

2022 GMC Sierra Denali to Feature Super Cruise

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 | Memphis, TN

Very few vehicles have had the honor of receiving GM’s new Super Cruise technology — an advanced feature that allows for true hands-free driving on over 200,000 miles of highway in North America. This past December, General Motors announced that the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali pickup truck would be the next to offer the innovative Super Cruise.*

The GMC Denali trim lineup is known for its high-end features and advanced technology, so this is a perfect addition. This near-autonomous driver-assist technology allows you to take your hands off the wheel, and your foot off the gas pedal, for a comfortable experience on compatible highways.

It builds on familiar driver-assist tools like adaptive cruise control, which it uses to handle braking and acceleration. The addition of cameras, sensors, LiDAR map data, and GPS makes it possible for the technology to take care of the steering, too.

Although you can take your hands off of the wheel, you can’t take your eyes off of the road. Super Cruise includes a camera that monitors your behavior to make sure you’re staying attentive to your surroundings. As long as you stay alert and on a compatible highway, Super Cruise will remain active.

 For more information on GM Super Cruise, the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali, and when you can expect to see it on our lot in Memphis, keep your eyes on the Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase blog.

Buick Had the Most-Seen Car Commercial of 2019

Buick Commercial - Memphis, TN

Automotive brands spent nearly $5 billion across the board on TV ads in 2019, which helped to spread the word about the latest cars on the market. WardsAuto ranks these ads every year, and, not surprisingly, Buick had the most seen car commercial in terms of views for 2019. The “Mistaken Identity” spot made a massive impression among a variety of groups.

“Mistaken Identity” revolves around the line, “Buick’s new lineup is full of surprises,” and it shows several cases of mistaken identity as Buick vehicles are confused for traditional, uninspired models.  Often left scratching their heads, individuals realize they’ve been looking at the wrong car the whole time after being informed that the vibrant, exciting ride in front of them is one of Buick’s refreshed models.

Many car shoppers may not recognize the new, eye-catching Buicks, one reason the ad had a strong impact on viewers. The “Mistaken Identity” ad alone generated 5.7 billion TV ad impressions, and it cost $31.7 million to make and market — about half as much as some of the ads released by other automakers.

If you want to get up close and personal with some of the thrilling new vehicles showcased in the commercial “Mistaken Identity,” swing by Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase and see what all the fuss is about.

2020 Buick Enclave Features

2020 Buick Enclave - Memphis, TN

The new 2020 Buick Enclave is set to receive some exciting updates for the new model year. This sophisticated, seven-seat SUV features new technology, a new available sport package, and an all-new design.

Under its hood, the 2020 Buick Enclave features a peppy 310-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine, delivering a fun, exhilarating performance that matches the sleek, updated styling of the exterior. The new Sport Touring package adds a dashing Sport grille and striking 20-inch bright machined aluminum wheels.

Inside, the Enclave boasts an array of thoughtful features to enhance both comfort and connectivity. The cabin includes the next-generation Buick Infotainment System, which features smartphone connectivity, available navigation, and SiriusXM satellite radio. You can control everything from the brilliant, full-color eight-inch touch-screen display.

The cabin also offers new safety tools. The touchscreen can be equipped with the available HD Rear Vision Camera or HD Surround Vision, both of which provide clear visibility for the driver when reversing or parking.

The 2020 Buick Enclave brings extra comfort to every ride with indulgent features, such as the new four-way power lumbar seat adjuster. Drivers and front passengers can luxuriate in their seats thanks to the available driver and front passenger massage feature, which comes standard on the Premium and Avenir trims. If you’re in the market for a top-shelf SUV, look no further than the 2020 Buick Enclave. Come down to Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase and take one for a test drive.

Why is the 2019 GMC Terrain AWD SLT So Popular?

The 2019 GMC Terrain AWD SLT trim is one of the most highly sought after versions of this already popular compact SUV. But why is the SLT trim getting so much attention? It’s simple: This model has the style, comfort, and capabilities that any driver is looking for in a crossover SUV, and at an affordable price compared to competitors.

2019 GMC Terrain SLT | Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase | Bartlett, TN

 

 

The 2019 Terrain has an available 2.0-liter engine with all-wheel drive, a feature everyone should opt for — especially if you plan on going off-road, according to Pamplin Media. The new Black Edition, in particular, will appeal to those who want something truly bold, as its all-black paint and 19-inch black alloy wheels will make a statement wherever you go.

“The interior was just as nice, with special leather front bucket seats that were wider, and more comfortable, than most competitors. The out-of-date dash has been replaced with a contemporary design that features easy to find and use controls. The upgraded infotainment system is among the best GM has ever offered,” said Jim Redden at Pamplin.

Other great features include the Hill Descent Control system with a low gear for going off-road, as well as an easy-to-use Electronic Precision Shift system in lieu of the traditional shift lever.

Test drive the new Terrain at Sunrise Buick GMC of Wolfchase to see why so many people have fallen in love with this top-selling SUV.

Visit the Memphis in May Event this Summer

Memphis in May

Get outdoors and explore your community in your Buick or GMC vehicle. It’s just a short drive to the Memphis in May International Festival, which includes a music festival, barbecue cookoff, a 5K, and a special tribute to Columbia. You can learn about other cultures, eat some great food, and enjoy music.

Beale Street Music Festival

The Beale Street Music Festival is unlike any other music event in the region. From May 3-5, catch world-renowned artists like The Killers, Khalid, the Dave Matthews Band, and Cardi B. Buy tickets for three days, a single day, or for a VIP experience. In total, more than 60 bands will appear on four stages.

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

If you are looking for some delicious treats, check out the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest from May 15-18. Organizers are expecting a whopping 75,000 attendees at this year’s contest, which USA Today calls “The Most Prestigious Barbecue Contest” around. Prizes amount to $115,000 for best ribs, shoulders, and sauce. You can also enter into contests for a whole hog and “anything but pork,” too.

International Week

International Week features a special salute to Columbia and includes a 5K. This event has lectures, shows, and food from Columbia to celebrate the culture, while the 5K will occur on May 25. It’ll also feature an after-party following the race for participants and attendees.

Plan your visit now, before tickets are gone. While you are in the area, stop by Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase in Bartlett.

Welcome to the Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase Blog

Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase blog

Welcome to the Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase blog. A blog is just one of the many ways that we strive to better connect with our customers and the community. Here, you can learn about the in the industry, special tips for car maintenance, or special deals on our wide selection of Buick and GMC models. Leave us feedback and comments through our blog as well.

This blog will keep you in the know on community events, tips, and industry news. You will learn about local attractions or festivals, but we will also post about how to get better gas mileage or how to drive safer. You can also learn about new models and features from the GM brand.

One of our goals with this blog is also to break down automotive jargon into easy-to-understand posts. For instance, if there’s new technology or features on the horizon from Buick or GMC, we will tell you how it works and why it is important. On the flipside, we will collect a wide range of information about local events or news so you can find it all in one convenient place.

If you want reach out to our team, call the sales department at 901-881-2121 or the service department at 901-201-6269. Or drop by Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase for a chat.