Outdoor activities are starting to heat up with the warmer weather arriving. Whether you love to play golf, explore or you just want to be outside, there's plenty to do in Nashville outdoors. Here are some of the best choices.
Nashville Grotto Cave Trips - 800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville
If you enjoy exploring, the cave trips are perfect for you. You will walk through many tight spaces and dark area, as you explore each of the caves. The underground structures are amazing and you will be able to take one of the many expeditions provided by the Nashville Grotto. The organization is meant for members-only and serious cave explorers. However, once you're a member, you can enjoy the regular trips and meetings.
Radnor Lake Natural Area - 1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville
Those seeking a little fun outside by the water will enjoy the Radnor Lake Natural Area. This natural area is perfect for viewing wildlife and provides six miles of trails for hiking. The area is over 1,200 acres large with plenty of activities to enjoy.
Tip-A-Canoe - Highway 70, Schacklett
Have you ever wanted to take a canoe trip? Tip-A-Canoe can make your dream come true. They provide guided trips down the Harpeth River on warm days. You will find them about 15 miles west of the city on Highway 70. Whether you just want to rent a canoe or take a guided trip, they will help you with all your needs.
Music Festivals - All Across Nashville
Nashville and its immediate surroundings offer many ways to get out and be active, but you don't have to be a hiker, biker, boater or caver to enjoy the outdoor life. This is a city that loves music and has many city parks and outdoor performance venues.
The two come together easily in the summer. Check these out:
- Make Music Festival: Indulge your dreams and show off your skill as singer, songwriter or guitarist at this one-day summer event at Music City Center. Or just go to listen. It's up to you.
- Tomato Art Fest:This zany summer event held at Five Points in East Nashville, always draws a crowd. The best part? It's free.
- Live on the Green: Public Square Park, by the Courthouse, is the site for free Thursday evening concerts by nationally-known performers in August and September.
This is just a sampling; in Music City, you're sure to find your own favorites.
Natchez Trace Parkway - Highway 100
Bikers will love the Natchez Trace Parkway. You can enjoy the winding roads from Nashville to Natchez, Mississippi and all the beautiful found throughout. The parkway runs into a few campsites, making it a great choice for a weekend trip.
Whether you love to explore caves or you prefer to be on your bike, you can find an outdoor adventure perfect for your needs. Nashville is full of park and other outdoor areas. Discover your favorite this summer.
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