Nashville's Great Outdoors
Within minutes of downtown Nashville, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether your outdoor sport of choice is biking, hiking or horseback riding, the rolling hills, long trails and majestic lakes of the Nashville area will not disappoint. Fish in a calm, beautiful lake, canoe on a lazy river, or get your thrills in a state-of-the-art wave action pool. Check out our picks for the Nashville area’s top outdoor attractions.
Just 9 miles from downtown Nashville, you’ll find Tennessee’s largest municipal park. Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, known as “The Warner Parks,” span 2,684 acres. Get your bearings at the Warner Park Nature Center, which offers public nature programs tailored for all ages. Then explore away. The parks offer hiking trails with abundant wildlife and natural conservation areas, as well as equestrian trails, 2 golf courses, a dog park and an 11-mile winding road that’s popular with cyclists. Another popular attraction is the “Full Moon Pickin’ Parties.” Held from May to October, these family-friendly fundraisers feature bluegrass music under the light of the moon.