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.
If you like camping, then you'll love our Nashville area camping tips and roadtrip ideas! For starters, did you know that all Tennessee state parks are FREE? See our favorite campgrounds, our must-see list of camping tips for newbies, where we like to rent cabins when we visit the Smoky Mountains, and the one place we've seen black bears almost every time we've gone to Gatlinburg! If you enjoy RVing, we've got some fun ideas for your trip through Franklin and Nashville in an RV. And if boating is your thing, we'll show you where to rent pontoon boats and other water toys in Nashville.
An RV vacation through Tennessee must include a tour of the Nashville and Franklin area! Here are some tips for planning an exciting Nashville RV adventure in your own RV or in a rental RV.
Nashville boat marinas and other places to rent pontoon boats in the Nashville, Tennessee area.
After researching several different cabins online, we opted to rent through Cosby Creek Cabins in Cosby, Tennessee. They offered the best view, the most amenities, and the lowest price — AND they were just a hop, skip & a jump from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Here are the details of our Gatlinburg cabin rental experience.
Black bears aren’t so frightening… at least when they’re way up in the trees! We spotted a mama bear and her cubs up high in a tree at Cades Cove in Gatlinburg, TN. It was incredibly exciting.