The Cumberland Caverns cave system is known mostly for its Bluegrass Underground concerts, which feature world-renowned musicians and have their own TV series on PBS. But these caves have a lot more to offer than music, and it’s well worth the two-hour drive from Nashville to see them. Here’s everything you’ll want to know about […]

Nashville Guide, Travel, United States

August 8, 2016

Cumberland Caverns: Middle Tennessee’s Must-See Cave Tour

I’ll be honest– August is typically my least favorite month in Nashville. Summer’s shine has worn off, the heat has settled in, the kids have gone back to school so you can’t even leave town for a fun vacation, and it’s just plain hot and humid and sweaty and gross. And that makes it a […]

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August 1, 2016

These 5 Nashville Shores Tips Can Make a Visit Worth Your While

Ever since I wrote about Nashville’s best secret hiking trail, I can’t count how many of you have told me that you tried it and LOVED it. Hidden Lake really is special, isn’t it? Trust me, I’m not going to waste time here steering you wrong! Well, guess what? I found another secret spot this […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

July 27, 2016

A Lush, Waterfall-Filled Grotto, Just an Hour’s Drive From Nashville

At just under five miles, this day hike at Montgomery Bell State Park is perfect for families who are ready for a challenge! If you’re getting a tired of the city park scene in Nashville or just looking for a trail that’s a bit more challenging, Montgomery Bell State Park in Dickson is definitely worth […]

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July 14, 2016

Looking for a Satisfying Day Hike at Montgomery Bell State Park? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Right past the Franklin/Hwy 96 exit on the Natchez Trace Parkway, you’ll find a place most Nashville locals still don’t know about: a densely wooded park, complete with a lovely interpretive center and more than three miles of hiking trails.   It’s called Timberland Park and it totally surpassed my expectations when the kids and […]

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June 10, 2016

Timberland Park: Great Hiking Trails on the Natchez Trace Parkway

Tucked away in a quiet Nashville neighborhood is a stunning surprise– the West Meade Waterfall. And it’s yours to explore! I’d heard the legend of the West Meade Waterfall for some time and never knew whether to believe it. I mean, how could there possibly be an honest-to-god waterfall in Nashville without a thousand Instagram […]

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May 31, 2016

In Search of Nashville’s West Meade Waterfall

Why leave town for berry picking when you can pick your own strawberries in Nashville? We have a tradition in my family of picking our own fruit each summer, which typically means setting aside a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and driving anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours to a ‘pick your own’ farm somewhere […]

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May 15, 2016

FACT: You Can Now Pick Your Own Strawberries in Nashville!

Boredom won’t be an option for your family — There are so many things to do with kids in Nashville! Ready or not, summer is coming– and if you want to have a great school break with your kids, you’d better be prepared. The good news? It’s easy to find fun things to do with […]

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May 10, 2016

90 Things to Do with Your Kids in Nashville This Summer: 2016 Edition

Limestone cedar glades are one of the¬†rarest ecosystems in the world — and most of them are right here in Middle Tennessee. I’m going to let you in on a little secret that I’m betting most of your friends and neighbors know nothing about: The Tennessee Prairie. Yes, friends, believe it or not, Middle Tennessee […]

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May 2, 2016

The Tennessee Cedar Glades: What to Know Before You Go

Beaman Park is one of Nashville’s many hidden treasures. This past weekend, we went for a hike at Nashville’s Beaman Park. Located in the northwest corner of Davidson County, Beaman Park is still technically in Nashville, but you’ll feel like you are worlds away from the big city. For one thing, unlike Nashville’s other city […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

February 24, 2016

Beaman Park in Nashville is a Perfect Day Hike