While Nashville is world famous for its toe-tapping, guitar-strumming country music, this southern belle has a lot more to offer than just award-winning entertainment. If you’re looking for a place that boasts sun, family fun and the great outdoors, check out these open-air getaways in and around Nashville as recommended by our local insiders.
Made famous by the eastern red cedar trees discovered by early American settlers, Cedars of Lebanon State Forest Natural Area is a 1,139-acre (461-hectare) park nestled in the 10,000-acre (4,047-hectare) state forest within the state’s Inner Central Basin. If you’re looking to spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Cedars of Lebanon will help you recharge with miles of hiking trails through forests, glades and vibrant wildlife. Perfect your swing at the 18-hole disc golf course, paddle glade-covered rivers or rent a tent and enjoy a night of stargazing. Recommended by local insider Chaney Curd