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Best Outdoor Activities In Brentwood, Nashville & Franklin, TN

Mar 10, 2022


We couldn’t forget to add some of the local farms to the outdoor activity list! Not sure what a farm has to offer for a visit? Some offer tours, activities, wagon rides and more! Be sure to check out the links below to get an idea of what to expect and to see if there are any upcoming dates that work for you.

*Note: Some farms only offer seasonal events - please check details

Gentry's Farm

1974 Highway Ninety Six West Franklin, TN

Gentry Farm is a beautiful host to many different and fun activities during all seasons of the year. They offer Spring Field Trips and Summer camps, too!

Noble Springs Dairy Farm

3144 Blazer Road, Franklin, TN 37064

At Noble Springs Dairy Farm, there’s fun for the whole family! From baby goat petting zoos to dairy product tours - you can experience farm life firsthand. They also offer food and skincare products as well.

Lucky Ladds Farm

4374 Rocky Glade Rd, Eagleville, TN 37060

Lucky Ladds Farm is an “ag-venture farm fun park” FULL of fun activities and things to see. They have attractions including: a petting zoo, a corn maze, and pony rides. Their farm includes a pumpkin patch, a strawberry patch, and a sunflower experience. Don’t forget to check out the store where they sell gifts and bakery items!

Mistletoe Farm (Alpacas)

4212 Crowder Rd, Franklin, TN 37064

Unfortunately, Mistletoe Farm is closed until May…but it’s worth the wait! Here you can experience being up and close with alpacas. They also teach weaving, spinning, needle felting, wet felting, natural dyeing and eco printing.

Morning Glory Orchard

7690 Nolensville Rd, Nolensville, TN 37135

Our taste buds are going crazy over the delicious treats that Morning Glory Orchard has to offer! They have items such as apples, peaches, local honey, cider, preserves, donuts, baked goods, apple sauce, and more. Visitors can also check out the gift shop which has everything from sugar scrubs to jewelry.

Stoney Creek Farm

4700 Coe Lane, Franklin, TN 37064

Stoney Creek Farm has so many things to offer. From classes such as “dirt rich education” and a sustainable farm conference to garden rentals where YOU can grow your own food!

Hatcher Family Dairy Farm

6561 Arno Rd, College Grove, TN 37046

The Hatcher Family Dairy Farm is one you do NOT want to miss! They sell home grown products like milk, icecream, beef, eggs, butter, soap, honey, coffee, and more. They even have a show on Nat Geo Wild and Disney+.

Pools & Splash Parks

On hot summer days who isn’t looking for a pool to cool off in! Round up the kids and take them to the local Recreation Pool Center to splash around and meet some friends. Click on the location you are considering for all details pertaining to the pool, hours, rules, etc.

Franklin Recreation Pools & Splash Parks

Brentwood Splash Park

Longview Recreation Center Pools

Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville Pool


If you are looking to get outside and enjoy nature a park may be just the outdoor activity for you! We are thrilled to have so many different parks in our area. Since there are so many options we chose a few for you to look into before you plan your next outing. Enjoy!

The Park at Harlinsdale Farm

Harlinsdale Farm has been around since the 1930s and has been home to countless fun times and memories for many since. The amenities include: a 200 acre rolling farmland, a 4 acre dog park, a 3 acre pond with catch and release fishing, temporary restroom facilities, a 5k soft track (turf) for walking or running, and an equestrian trail!

Crockett Park

1500 Volunteer Pkwy, Brentwood, TN 37027

Crockett Park is home to the historic Cool Springs House and the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater. It is also the site of many Brentwood events and activities including the Brentwood Summer Concert Series and the annual 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks.They also have frisbee golf, a community playground, and indoor soccer fields!

Pinkerton Park

405 Murfreesboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37064

The beautiful Pinkerton Park is the most highly used passive park in the park systems! It is 34 Acres big and contains: 2 Medium Pavilions- Middle Pavilion has both Electrical Outlets and Overhead Lights, 1 Small Pavilion, a 1 Mile Walking Trail, Tinkerbell Playground, Children's Playground, and more!

Natchez Trace

The Natchez Trace is a 44-mile-long National Park featuring Beautiful Scenery and Historical Sites from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN. There are many beautiful sites along the way such as waterfalls, scenic overlooks, picnic areas, and hiking trails.

Stephens Way

1 Mile Lp, Thompson's Station, TN 37179

Stephen's Way Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thompson's Station, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash!

Farmers Markets

Who doesn’t love a visit to the local Farmers Market!? Fresh fruit and vegetables, plus fresh air! Sounds like a win-win to us! Be sure to check the links for details about dates, times, locations and rules before your visit.

Franklin Farmers Market

230 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37064

Open Saturdays from 9:00am-Noon

Nolensville Farmers Market

7248 Nolensville Road, Nolensville, TN 37135

Open Saturdays from 9:00am-Noon

Delvin Farms Farmers Market

6361 Cox Rd, College Grove, TN 37046

Check website for hours

Richland Park Farmers Market

4701 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209

Open Saturdays from 10:00am-Noon

Activities & Adventure

For those of you who are looking for outdoor fun and excitement, consider experiencing some activities below. We rounded up a list of outdoor activities in the area that you and your friends and/or family may want to experience together to create fun new memories!

Would you like to see what the area looks like from a hot air balloon, learn how to ride a horse or maybe even try kayaking? One or all of these activities may be for you!

Ace High Ballooning

1849 Bethbirei Rd, Lewisburg, TN 37091

Up, Up, and Away! Ace High Ballooning offers amazing scenic hot air balloon rides over the city. They offer group flights and privately chartered flights.

The Archery Den

4404 Franklin South Ct. Franklin, TN 37064

The Archery Den is a fascinating spot in town that you do not want to miss visiting. They have everything from an indoor archery range to experience with blood tracking dogs! They also offer guided hunting trips.

Charlie Haffner Memorial Range

2795 Owl Hollow Road, Franklin, TN 37064

At Charlie Haffner Memorial Range, you get to take a shot! They have many different ranges within such as the pistol range, the clay/shotgun range, the private range, and the main lanes.

Creekside Riding Academy & Stables

2359 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN 37064

Creekside Riding Academy has tons of fun activities for all horse lovers! They have horseback riding, horseback riding lessons, trail rides, Pony Parties, and more!

SOAR Adventure Tower

3794 Carothers Pkwy, Franklin, TN 37067

At SOAR Adventure Tower, they have fun for all ages! They offer adult, youth, and childrens passes as well as group tours through their amazing in-air adventure. They also have mini golf and ultimate team-building challenges.

Arrington Vineyards

6211 Patton Rd, Arrington, TN 37014

Arrington Vineyards is a gorgeous vineyard co-owned by country music artist Kix Brooks. They offer private winery experiences, signature group tastings AND live music every weekend!

Cumberland Kayak

Do you love adventure? You will LOVE Cumberland Kayak! Enjoy the beautiful outdoors with one of their kayak trips near The Skyline or Burgess Falls. They have double and single kayaks and offer shuttle service back to the location you started.

Dog Parks

What better way to be outside than to be outside with your dog!? Here are a few local dog parks we thought may be worth checking out if your dog is in the mood to socialize. See details for each park below!

Maggie’s Bark Park

138 Claude Yates Dr, Franklin, TN 37064

Freedom Run Dog Park

2098 Turning Wheel Ln, Franklin, TN 37067

K-9 Korral Dog Park

239 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064

Miss Peggy’s Bark Park

Tower Park, Brentwood, TN 37027

Blakes Bark Park

3680 N Chapel Rd, Franklin, TN 37067


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