7 Mind-Blowing Outdoor Adventures

7 Mind-Blowing Outdoor Adventures

By Nashville Explorers Club
Wednesday, Jul 27 2016

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.

Cool Off at Greeter Falls at Greeter Falls
Photo by @nashvilleexplorersclub

Cool Off at Greeter Falls

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.

Cool Off at Greeter Falls
Free   .  Greeter Falls   .  Altamont
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Soak Up Scenic Views at Foster Falls at Foster Falls
Photo by @e.gawalt

Swim at Foster Falls

For a quick getaway, head to Foster Falls for a short, but steep hike up to a beautiful swimming hole.

Soak Up Scenic Views at Foster Falls
Free   .  Foster Falls   .  Sequatchie
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Get Hooked on Fun at Percy Priest Lake at Percy Priest Lake
Photo by @katbird

Cliff Jump at Percy Priest Lake

From cliff jumping to boating to fishing, Percy Priest is an outdoor oasis just a few miles from Downtown Nashville.

Get Hooked on Fun at Percy Priest Lake
Free   .  Percy Priest Lake   .  Nashville
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Explore Nature's Playground at Rock Island State Park at Rock Island State Park
Photo by @kristi_parsons

Explore Rock Island State Park

Take your pick from waterfalls, cliff jumping, swimming holes, hiking and camping. This outdoor playground really is the best place ever.

Explore Nature's Playground at Rock Island State Park
Free   .  Rock Island State Park   .  Rock Island
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Be Awe-Struck at Cummins Falls  at Cummins Falls State Park
Photo by @thejustinchan

Hike Cummins Falls

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.

Be Awe-Struck at Cummins Falls
Free   .  Cummins Falls State Park   .  Cookeville
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Past Experiences

Go Up the Creek with a Paddle at Foggy Bottom  at Canoe Foggy Bottom Canoe
Photo by @awimarie

Kayak The Harpeth River

Does anyone actually not know what cabrewing is yet? Seriously, if you haven't experienced this Middle Tennessee summer tradition, you're missing out.

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Go Up the Creek with a Paddle at Foggy Bottom
$29+   .  Canoe Foggy Bottom Canoe   .  Kingston Springs
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Get Soaked & Stoked at Ocoee Rafting at Ocoee Rafting
Photo by @atwjustin

Raft The Ocoee River

The most fun you can have on a river. Period.

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Get Soaked & Stoked at Ocoee Rafting
$45+   .  Ocoee Rafting   .  Ducktown
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Inspiring explorers to embark on their next adventure.
7 Mind-Blowing Outdoor Adventures
7 Mind-Blowing Outdoor Adventures