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Keep Kids Moving This Winter — Outdoor Guide

Bundle up, put on your boots and get ready to enjoy everything outdoors with your kids.

Cure cabin fever this winter by getting out in the snow! These outdoor things to do for kids can be the perfect pre-cursor to a well-deserved, warm cup of hot chocolate. With temps as cold as they are, remember to guard against frost bite and kids just getting too cold.

NATURE CENTERS

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary
545 Beech Creek Road S, Brentwood
615-370-4672

The Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary is a 160-acre wildlife facility in Williamson County.

Beaman Park Nature Center
5911 Old Hickory Blvd, Ashland City
615-862-8580
Offers a wide range of environmental education programs, school field trips, educator training workshops, outdoor recreation programs, and other special activities for people of all ages.

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center
1900 Shelby Bottoms Greenway, Nashville
615-862-8539

Environmental education facility with natural history exhibits, gardens, trails & free bike rentals.

Timberland Park
Mile Marker, 437.2 Natchez Trace Pkwy, Franklin
615-232-4154

Feaatures hiking trails, picnic areas & a butterfly garden.

Warner Park Nature Center
7311 TN-100, Nashville
615-862-8555

Warner Park Nature Center is a Metro Parks of Nashville-Davidson County-operated environmental education center.

Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent
401 Volunteer Road, Murfreesboro
615-217-3017

Home to education animals, educational programs and more.

BEST PLACES FOR A WINTER STROLL

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
600 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville
615-741-5280

Located in the heart of downtown, this park is a great place to enjoy the beauty and history of Tennessee. There is a .9 mile paved trail around the park that takes visitors past monuments honoring aspects of Tennessee’s history.

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville
615-356-8000

If you are looking for a beautiful escape from the city, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens is one of the best options Nashville has to offer. From the breathtaking floral displays to the ever changing exhibits, this place is a must if you love the outdoors and historic homes.

Long Hunter State Park
2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage
615-885-2422

Located just south of Mt. Juliet, the Couchville Lake Trail at Long Hunter State Park is perfect for strollers. The two-mile paved route wraps around the 110-acre lake.

Radnor Lake
1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville
615-373-3467

Radnor Lake State Natural Area, located in Brentwood, is a great place to take in some fresh air. The 1.1 mile paved Otter Creek Road Trail is great for strollers. The path leads visitors past the lake and several observation decks.

The Park at Harlinsdale Farm
239 Franklin Rd, Franklin
615-794-2103

This area is steeped in history. Take in some of Franklin’s past while enjoying a walk at the park. With a horse stable as its centerpiece, you may even get to see a few “neighing” friends in the pasture.

Tennessee State Parks
The online portal for all of Tennessee’s state parks makes it easy to find trails for all ability levels.

 

Keep Kids Moving This Winter — Indoor Guide