Did you know that wherever you are in Tennessee there’s a state park within an hour’s drive?! Good news: ALL Tennessee state parks are now FREE! So, if you haven’t been to one of Tennessee’s state parks in awhile, this is something to add to your Bucket List. See a complete list of Tennessee state parks and which ones are our favorites in Middle Tennessee. Plus other fun things to do in the Nashville area.
Reviews of our favorite places to cool off in the summer months -- Nashville water parks, places to rent boats & jet skis in Nashville, state parks with waterfalls in Tennessee, Nashville spray parks & spraygrounds, even road trips to Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky and whitewater rafting in East Tennessee.
I’m from Florida. I’m a water park enthusiast. While Nashville isn’t exactly known for its water parks, Nashville Shores is a really awesome place to have fun and stay cool! Here’s a mom’s review of Nashville Shores water park.
Beech Bend Park has the feel of a state fair, amusement park and water park all rolled into one sweet package and tucked away in the beautiful country side of Bowling Green, Kentucky. This park boasts thrill rides, family rides, kiddie rides, a new addition to their Splash Lagoon water park, and a convenient campground.
Nashville boat marinas and other places to rent pontoon boats in the Nashville, Tennessee area.
A sprayground is a water playground consisting of a multiple groups of spray features surrounded by a kid-friendly playing surface. Spraygrounds are typically automated and use nozzles and shower-type heads to distribute the water. They sometimes include interactive features, as well. For example, some sprays can be activated by users touching a button which begins a computerized water sequence. Here are Nashville’s spray parks…
Flugtag is an extraordinary flying contest that’s sponsored by Red Bull and taking place in Nashville this summer. Red Bull calls it ‘the quest for human-powered flight’. You don’t want to miss it!
The Ocoee River is known as “the birthplace of freestyle kayaking”, and after watching freestyle kayakers and playboaters today, I can see why!
We went on a VERY spontaneous road trip this weekend. Starting in Nashville, the states we visited in 2 days over 700 miles included: South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and East Tennessee.
It was a scorching hot day in Franklin, Tennessee on the Fourth of July. Jim’s family — his brother, sister-in-law, and their 2 kids — were in town visiting. We all went to Pinkerton Park for the afternoon, and this happened to be little Dylan’s first time drinking out of a water bottle by himself. These […]
A little about our whitewater rafting trip – Nantahala River near Bryson City, NC. It was mom’s first time going whitewater rafting.