There's no need to stay inside all summer to avoid the heat. For an epic water-filled adventure, check out seven of the chillest outdoor spots in and around Nashville. These seven wonders of Tennessee are brought to you by @NashvilleExplorersClub, a community of photographers who inspire fellow explorers to embark on new adventures. Follow along with @NashvilleExplorersClub on Instagram and their website, nashvilleexplorers.club.
Worried about the large crowds at Cummins Falls on the weekends? Try Greeter Falls, it'll likely become your new go-to for summertime swimming and hiking.
For a quick getaway, head to Foster Falls for a short, but steep hike up to a beautiful swimming hole.
From cliff jumping to boating to fishing, Percy Priest is an outdoor oasis just a few miles from Downtown Nashville.
Take your pick from waterfalls, cliff jumping, swimming holes, hiking and camping. This outdoor playground really is the best place ever.
If you have the option of going on a weekday, do it. Definitely one of the best hikes and swimming holes Tennessee has to offer.
Does anyone actually not know what cabrewing is yet? Seriously, if you haven't experienced this Middle Tennessee summer tradition, you're missing out.
The most fun you can have on a river. Period.