Escape From The Crowds By Visiting One Of These 5 State Parks Near Nashville

There’s no better way to experience Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau than to spend time out and about in its grand natural beauty. The state is known for its craggy mountains to the east and the stunning shallows of the Mississippi River to the west, but Middle Tennessee is truly something else. Experience the beautiful topography of the mid-state with these Nashville-area parks. Each of them seems to be more extraordinary than the next! As spring fades towards summer, it seems as if a day trip is in order.

As always, dear readers, if you have a recommendation on how best to experience these parks, make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments!

*In light of the recent Nashville tornadoes, please make sure to check the hours of operation for each park before visiting*

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

You can find out more about Tennessee’s state park system with a visit to the “Find a Park” option on their official website.

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