Outdoors
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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Capitol Bicentennial Mall State Park
Capitol Bicentennial Mall State Park

600 James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37243   Directions

(615) 741-5280

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Enjoy outdoor fun at Capitol Bicentennial Mall State Park, the 19-acre park that rests in the shadow of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville. You'll enjoy a day in the park filled with loads of recreational activities while soaking up Tennessee history. Check in with park rangers for an historical tour of the park.

Centennial Park
Centennial Park

2500 W End Ave
Nashville, TN 37202   Directions

(615) 862-8400

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Enjoy walking at Centennial Park in Nashville as you journey through the park's 132 acres on a one-mile walking trail. After you've accomplished a walk in the park, check out all the outdoor recreation and activities that include volleyball courts, an exercise trail, beautiful sunken garden and arts activity center.

Duber Cave State Park
Duber Cave State Park

401 Old Dunbar Cave Rd
Clarksville, TN 37040   Directions

(931) 648-5526

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It gets a little batty at Duber Cave State Park, where its most prominent natural cave used to lend its big roomy mouth to local square dances, radio shows and big band instrumental concerts; the cave is now temporarily sold out due to a thriving bat community. Bats aside, there's plenty of outdoor recreation like fishing, hiking and picnicking to enjoy, making a trip to this bat cave well worth the drive.

Foggy Bottom
Foggy Bottom

1270 Highway 70
Kingston Springs, TN 37082   Directions

(615) 952-4062

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River trips are Foggy Bottom's forte. Let the gang at the popular canoe and kayak rental shop sign you up for one of several area trips like the "Over Night" trip that takes you on an eleven mile river trip where you paddle for about five hours and camp out over night. Intense water sports recreation is waiting for you at Foggy Bottom.

Nashville Shores Waterpark
Nashville Shores Waterpark

4001 Bell Rd
Hermitage, TN 37076   Directions

(615) 889-7050

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Pack the sunscreen and head out to Nashville Shores Waterpark, the premier 365-acre outdoor wonderland. Spend hours water logged on eight thrilling water slides and swim around in three action-packed pools. Master the paddle at Kayak Cove and play in the sand at Parker Sandbox. Land lovers, you're set with a game of miniature golf, volleyball, frisbee and horseshoes.

Radnor Lake
Radnor Lake

1160 Otter Creek Rd
Nashville, TN 37220   Directions

(615) 251-1471

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Radnor Lake in Nashville rocks! Close to one million people a year head outdoors to visit Radnor Lake to enjoy the six miles of trails throughout the nature preserve and observe abundant wildlife, including wildflowers, birds, bald eagles, reptiles, and amphibians. Radnor Lake also hosts great preservation events like concerts featuring big name artists, with past performers like Grammy winner Peter Frampton.

River Rat's Canoe Rental
River Rat's Canoe Rental

4361 Hwy 431
Columbia, TN 38401   Directions

(931) 381-2278

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River Rat's Canoe Rental suggests you need a good paddling! So head on over and sign up for your paddles for a canoe or kayak water sports adventure on the scenic Duck River. Word has it the 5-mile trip is the most popular and takes an average of three hours to master.

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