Hidden away in a state park just outside Nashville, you’ll find a surprising treasure trove of early American history and breathtaking natural beauty. It’s all just an easy family hike away — Here’s what you need to know about Narrows of the Harpeth before you go. You can’t live in Nashville long without hearing the […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

July 19, 2017

You Can’t Beat the Amazing Views on This Nashville Hike

Top Nashville Hikes

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

Natchez Trace Parkway Hidden Waterfalls

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 […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

July 14, 2016

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

Hiking Trails at Montgomery Bell State Park

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 […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

June 10, 2016

Timberland Park: Great Hiking Trails on the Natchez Trace Parkway

Nashville Hike

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 pictures of hipsters posing in front of it? Last week, I finally found an opportunity to see this so-called waterfall […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

May 31, 2016

In Search of Nashville’s West Meade Waterfall

West Meade Waterfall in Nashville

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 is home to a globally unique, almost desert-like ecosystem known as the limestone cedar glade. It’s a place of intense heat and […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

May 2, 2016

The Tennessee Cedar Glades: What to Know Before You Go

Unique Ecosystem Cedar Glades

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

Nashville’s Warner Park and Radnor Lake are certainly the most popular (and heavily trafficked) spots in the city to get your hike on– but one of my new favorite spots for a walk in the woods is the Hidden Lake Trail at Harpeth River State Park. Located right off Exit 192 on I-40 (the McCrory […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

February 4, 2016

Nashville’s Hidden Lake Trail is the Best Trail You’ve Never Heard Of!

Did you know that you can walk on the actual Trail of Tears just 45 minutes away from Nashville? It’s an incredible experience– especially if you know the back story. As it turns out, there’s a lot more to the Trail of Tears than we learned in our history books, and I think the information […]

Nashville Guide, Travel, United States

August 24, 2015

The Surprising Story Behind Tennessee’s Trail of Tears

A few months ago, my kids and I were walking along a dried-up portion of riverbed on the Harpeth River Greenway when we came upon a FOSSIL. I had never seen anything like it before, and when I got home I began searching the Internet to try and figure out exactly what it was. That’s when […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

July 6, 2015

Fossil Hunting in and Around Nashville