Where Every Family Matters

6 Places We Love to Canoe & Kayak in Middle TN

Don't skip river days this summer! Pack a cooler and get paddling with your family.

Wondering where to canoe and kayak in Middle Tennessee?  Our region offers an amazing abundance of rivers and waterways, making it a great destination for paddlers who want to explore scenic rivers. Here are six of our favorites to get you started

1. Metro Parks Canoe & Kayak

Various Nashville locations
Cumberland River, Harpeth River, Mill Creek, Whites Creek and Stones River
Available by appointment

2. River Queen Voyages

2 Victory Ave, Nashville
Cumberland River
Open daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. except for Wednesdays through the end of October
$49 per single Kayak

Nashville Paddleboard Adventures 2022

River Queen Voyages

3. Stones River Kayak & Canoe Rental

Various Murfreesboro locations
Stones River
Open daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. through August
$35 per single kayak

Paddle the River

Stones River Kayak & Canoe Rental

4. Foggy Bottom Canoe & Kayak

1270 Highway 70, Kingston Springs
Harpeth River
Open 9 a.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. on weekends through November
$45 per canoe, $35 per kayak

A Foggy Bottom Canoe & Kayak Adventure on the Harpeth River - MORE THAN ROUTE 66

Foggy Bottom Canoe & Kayak

5. River Rat’s Canoe Rental

4361 US-431, Columbia
Duck River
Open 9 a.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. on weekends through November
$50 per canoe, $35 per kayak

River Rat Canoe Rentals

River Rat’s Canoe Rental


6. Canoe the Caney

17055 Smithville Hwy., Silver Point, TN
Open 9 a.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. on weekends.
Two-three hour canoe trips are $29.99 per person (kids 12 and younger are free if they are the third or fourth person in a canoe.
You play for a minimum of two people per canoe). Kayak prices start at $44.99 per person.
You must be 18 or older to rent; under 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign a release form.

Canoe the Caney


About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.