Nashville July 19, 2017
The 10 Most Incredible Natural Attractions In Nashville That Everyone Should Visit
Nashville is known more for its music than its natural wonders, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend a day in the great Middle Tennessee outdoors. Each one of these activities or day trips will run you only a couple hours on your weekend, and are bound to be worth it. Enjoy making memories, friends! How many have you crossed off your list…?
most underrated lake, a necessary visit.
Center Hill Lake is only an hour from Nashville, and is a gorgeous place to spend your summertime weekends. It's known for its fishing, so make sure to bring your bait and a pole!
9. Have you ever hiked to an
The Lost Cave is located in Sparta, Tennessee, and it's as mysterious as it is supposedly lost. Slip through a crack in Ol' Rocky Top's surface and enjoy some low-key spelunking. We have all the details...
most unique park is also one of the most overlooked.
Bells Bend is one of the most overlooked parks in the Nashville area, unfortunately so. A beautiful oasis tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Music City, this is where you need to visit if you're trying to take a quiet walk or find a bit of inner peace.
7. The most beautiful sight to see -
The Lost Sea is known across the globe for its underground beauty. The lake is located - well, underneath - Sweetwater, Tennessee, and is a great addition to any summer, or life, bucket list. Take the glass bottomed boat tour, folks - it's 100% worth it.
6. There's nothing like an
afternoon on a lazy river!
Take a spin on the Harpeth River, not quite lazy at the heart of it but you sure can make it feel like a low-key afternoon. Just grab an inner tube and float away with your family, to be picked up down the river. We can show you how, after all.
5. If you're in need of a
glorious campground - we found it.
Camping around Nashville may seem slight, but we scouted out the best state parks and campsites for you and your ever-adventurous family.
4. Spend a couple of hours driving around our
most picturesque backroads.
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Just a couple of hours on a Nashville backroad and you'll feel rejuvenated and whole again. Roll the windows down, sip some sweet tea and relax, folks.
3. Take a leisurely ride along one of our
stunning bike trails.
Cycling is highly underrated in Nashville, with such a low number of good bike lanes and a traffic infrastructure that makes it just a bit difficult. Rent a bike at Two Rivers or bring your own to Peeler Park, it doesn't matter - it's just a whole lot of fun.
2. Make your way
underground for a visually stunning concert.
A concert at Cumberland Caverns is not only magical to the ear, but to the eye. You don't get to have this kind of experience anywhere else, you know.
1. We have a
handful of hikes you HAVE to do in Nashville - each is more beautiful than the last.
And, of course, the outdoors activity for the most outdoorsy, hiking. We have five that are the absolute best in the city - but we'll let you decide. Happy hiking!
PS: Make sure to check out
The Riverboat Cruise In Tennessee You Never Knew Existed.