Spring is happening fast these days, and summer weather is already upon us. If you’re anything like us, you’re out looking for things to do in the sun, in the water, maybe on a boat or a lakeside beach somewhere. Well, Nashville has a few marinas that have some great bars and restaurants where you can rent boats, and even a couple parks on the lakes that you can go check out with or without the kids.
Nashville Shores and Marina
Nashville Shores is a family fun location. There is plenty to do there for adults, including a couple bars where you can order some adult beverages. It’s a slippery slide waterpark with wading pools, plenty of people watching and it’s right on the lake. Next door, if you’re looking for more of the “lake experience” you can head over to the marina to get yourself some food and rent a boat. It’s not a bad way to spend a Sunday funday!
Old Hickory Lake and Marinas
Old Hickory Lake can be reached from a couple sides. On the northern side, you have Creekwood and Anchor High Marinas, with some great dockside dining and live music. On the south side, there are a few more options from Sam’s Bar and Grille at Blue Turtle Bay Marina and on up to Harbor Island Yacht Club and Cedar Creek Marina. You can head up even a little further north to get to Gallatin Marina where you can dine finely at Awedaddy’s, a local diamond in the rough.
Paddleboarding on the Lake and River
There are two awesome paddleboarding companies that have rentals, lessons, and seasonal events for night time paddling during the full moon! Depending on where you want to go (Cumberland River, or out on Percy Priest), there are plenty of options to choose from. And if you’re into it, you can even do some paddleboard yoga. Definitely a treat and not for the faint of heart.
Check out all there is to do, and see the latest events and happenings at our sister site, nashvillelakes.com.