Living Here

Woman sits on sup board holds paddle and floats on the river
Family hiking on trail in Bledsoe State Park in Gallatin, Tennessee

Bledsoe Creek State Park - Gallatin, Tennessee

The park features 57 campsites. There are more than six miles of scenic hiking trails. The trails meander through the forest and along the lakeshore of the park. One mile of these trails is paved making it accessible to persons with disabilities. The trails are open year-round. Bledsoe Creek offers two boat launch ramps, one for registered campers only and the other open for the general public. Other activities include fishing at Old Hickory Lake and picnic facilities.

Illuminated signs of downtown Nashville

Nashville's Honky Tonk Highway - Nashville, TN

Music is everywhere you turn in Nashville, which appropriately has taken as its moniker "Music City." Make a stop in Music City's Honky Tonk district, where families are welcome before 8 or 9 p.m., then most establishments enforce the over-21 rule. Sitting on the corner of Fifth and Broadway, Legends Corner guards the entrance to "the Honky Tonk Highway," a stretch of bars known for their atmosphere and music. The walls of Legends Corner are lined with thousands of vintage album covers: name your favorite star and his or her album will be there. Next door to Legends, you will find one of Nashville's most famous honky tonks. Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, known far and wide by its purple exterior, has been called "home" by many famous musicians. A little further down the "highway," you'll find Robert's Western World. As soon as you enter Robert's, you'll hear the sounds of Brazilbilly, the country music house band with Latin flair. Sandwiched between Second Fiddle and Robert's, you'll find Layla's Bluegrass Inn, a cozy club that offers traditional bluegrass and a great atmosphere. Step into The Second Fiddle and enjoy the music as well as the Grand Ole Opry memorabilia lining the walls. The Stage says it all in its name: with the biggest stage on Broadway, you're sure to find room to dance to authentic honky tonk sounds. One thing to remember while you're on the Honky Tonk Highway: Wherever you land (and whenever: open 10am-3am), there's never a cover charge and the music is always live. 

Country Music Hall of Fame - Nashville, TN

Country Music Hall of Fame

Cumberland Caverns - McMinnville, TN

Cumberland Caverns underground concert

Kayak the Cumberland - Harpeth River - Old Hickory Lake

Two girls kayaking the Cumberland near Downtown Nashville

Tommy Garrott Aquatics Center at the Gallatin Civic Center

Tommy Garrott Pool at Gallatin Civic Center
Mountainbike power-sliding through leaves at Lock 4 Park

Lock 4 Park- Gallatin's Lakefront Mountain Bike Trail

One of the more popular trails in the Nashville area, Lock 4 is approximately nine miles of well-maintained single track. Though there is not a significant elevation change, the trail uses natural features and the provided terrain to make it really fun. The trail is divided into segments, plus several off-shoots intended for more advanced riders.