Nashville December 30, 2018
These 5 Winter Hikes Around Nashville Are The Perfect Way To Escape The City
If you haven’t gone hiking in the wintertime, then you’re really missing out on a fun seasonal experience. Here in Nashville, there’s nothing like wandering about in the wilderness during the chilly season. It’s fun, otherworldly and downright festive in our book. These five winter hikes around the city are perfect location-wise and are just the right length so you’ll want to come back for more.
1. Radnor Lake - Radnor Lake Loop
The Radnor Lake Loop is a true oasis just outside of Nashville's urban center. Most folks find themselves walking the lake loop, which offers panoramic views of the water and meanders through the gentle hills surrounding the water.
2. Peeler Park Greenway
This hidden gem is located in the Neelys Bend Loop of Madison, Tennessee, with a paved greenway perfect for cycling, running, jogging or simply walking through the beautifully wooded countryside. You'll wander along the Cumberland River, as well, which is chilly and beautiful during the winter months.
3. Beaman Park - Beaman Park Loop
Perhaps the most rugged of the hikes on this list, you'll wander more hills and trek through more valleys than any other spot in the city. It's gorgeous and less trafficked as well.
4. Long Hunter State Park - Volunteer Trail
You'll experience not only the snowy chill of the woods, but the freezing view of the park's J. Percy Priest Lake as well. You can choose from a whole slew of hiking trails, with more than twenty miles of trekking available for your adventuring heart.
5. Percy Warner Park - Mossy Ridge Trail
The Warner Parks are fabulous for hikers of all ages, and the 4.5 mile Mossy Ridge Trail is a safe way to hike either on your own or with a group. The natural forest is gorgeous, and it's an experience you can share with the whole family.
Bonus: Sewanee Perimeter Trail
Sewanee is an underrated gem tucked away in the heart of the state. Although it's close to ninety-minutes from Nashville, it will lead you to the state's only natural bridge and throughout some of the prettiest scenery you'll find in the mid-state.
The wintertime is also the holiday season, so make sure to
check out this incredible Christmas display through January.