Nashville has more than just honky tonks and BBQ joints, if you’re anything like the locals – you’ll want to experience the hills, the winding roads and the amazing trails that Tennessee has to offer.

We sure know how to have a good time, even if that doesn’t involve a guitar. Read below for some of the amazing outdoor adventures that our big town prides itself on.

There are two kinds of people out there, the ones that are into hiking and the ones that aren’t. Well, Nashville knows exactly how to battle this clash with Long Hunter State Park. 

Experienced and novice hikers alike love going to this Nashville gem, located just south of the city. You can find 26 miles worth of trails ranging in difficulty and length. This little retreat from city life is exactly what you need when you’re looking to hit the refresh button. It’s the perfect day trip to see some of Tennessee’s famed wildlife, or even just a picnic by the lake.

One of Nashville’s most talked about spots that people come from far and wide to see is the Natchez Trace Parkway. 444 miles of winding beautiful landscapes, walking trails that lead to waterfalls, incredible bridges and overviews of the hills – this is every cyclists dream. If you’re not into biking, no worries – people come down just to drive on the therapeutic roads. Be sure you open up a map and decide which places you want to hit on this journey as it’s easy to lose track of time and you might just end up in Mississippi.

We recommend doing the Jackson Falls trail, it’s an easy ¼ mile hike down to the falls and just a ½ mile down the road there is a beautiful bluff overlook! Winter, Summer – it doesn’t matter… those falls are beautiful at any temperature.

Your Nashville trip will be 10x more fun if you add in a friendly game at TopGolf. This monster of a driving range is smack dab in the midst of the city.

Even if you aren’t much of a golfer, we urge you to pick up that club and hit a few, you may surprise yourself. They have some of the best local beers on tap and multiple games you can play for all ranges of skill.

Not only that, but this place has their own music venue downstairs called, “The Cowan at TopGolf”  if you feel the need to get your groove going. It’s easy to spend an entire day there, and we say that’s ok!