Summer is in full swing, and there’s nothing we love more than being outside. The Middle Tennessee area is full of fun, outdoor activities. Whether you’re an athlete or out for leisure, here is a short list of our summer favorites!
- Centennial Park, Nashville. With a replica of the Parthenon in the center of the park, a walk here makes for stunning views. It also features a one-mile track if you’re looking for something more structured. Bonus: it’s ideally located on the west side of Nashville near Vanderbilt, so there are plenty of great spots to grab a bite while you’re out.
- Radnor Lake State Park, Brentwood. This park is great for summer and really anytime of the year. Trails through the park overlook the lake and makes for a peaceful hike.
- Riverwalk Park, Columbia. In addition to walking trails, Riverwalk also has basketball courts and picnic tables. Stop by on a Saturday and you’ll catch the Farmer’s Market.
- Carnton Plantation, Franklin. Carnton Plantation is a historic site located in Downtown Franklin. Open seven days a week, you and your family can tour the plantation and battlefield and learn about the Battle of Franklin during the Civil War.
- Percy Warner Park, Nashville. Located south of Nashville, the possibilities are endless at Percy Warner. The park features walking trails, horseback riding, and the Iroquois Steeplechase (every May). The north side features the Belle Meade Stairs – which you’ll either love or hate. Take your dog with you for some exercise while you’re out!
- Canoeing and Kayaking, Harpeth or Buffalo Rivers. If hiking isn’t your thing, and you prefer water, this is for you. Family friendly, these rivers are perfecting for a day of paddling or fishing. Pack a lunch and sunscreen before you head out!
Have any fun summer must-dos for you and your family? I’d love to add it to our list!