Best nature in Nashville

Check out the top nature in Nashville, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Radnor Lake

1. Radnor Lake

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137 local reviews
Radnor Lake, Oak Hill
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Julia
If the weather is nice and you want to get out in nature take a short 13-mile drive south to beautiful Radnor …
Bethany
If the weather is nice and you want to get out in nature take a short 5-mile drive south to beautiful Radnor L…
Kendall
If you want to enjoy a beautiful walk in nature than look no further than Radnor Lake State Natural Area, also…
1. Radnor Lake

1. Radnor Lake

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137 local reviews
Radnor Lake, Oak Hill
Julia
Julia
If the weather is nice and you want to get out in nature take a short 13-mile drive south to beautiful Radnor Lake - Nashville's own version…
Bethany
Bethany
If the weather is nice and you want to get out in nature take a short 5-mile drive south to beautiful Radnor Lake - Nashville's own version …
Kendall
Kendall
If you want to enjoy a beautiful walk in nature than look no further than Radnor Lake State Natural Area, also known as, Radnor Lake State P…
2. Park Maintenance District - Shelby

2. Park Maintenance District - Shelby

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18 local reviews
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Chaney
A 16 mile paved greenway, running trails, frisbee golf course, and a nature center make this park a gem in Nas…
Carly
Great for taking strolls and getting out in nature. There's a lake, baseball fields, frisbee golf course, and …
Sam & Jo
Dog Park, fishing, walking trails, greenway trailhead, boat ramp for Cumberland River, baseball field and a wo…
2. Park Maintenance District - Shelby

2. Park Maintenance District - Shelby

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18 local reviews
Chaney
Chaney
A 16 mile paved greenway, running trails, frisbee golf course, and a nature center make this park a gem in Nashville...and it's close by!
Carly
Carly
Great for taking strolls and getting out in nature. There's a lake, baseball fields, frisbee golf course, and much more to enjoy!
Sam & Jo
Sam & Jo
Dog Park, fishing, walking trails, greenway trailhead, boat ramp for Cumberland River, baseball field and a wonderful nature center.
3. Cheekwood: Estate and Gardens

3. Cheekwood: Estate and Gardens

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68 local reviews
1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-356-8000
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Moe
You need a car to get there as it's at least 20 minutes away from us but it is GORGEOUS! At least 2-6 hours w…
Regina
Depending on the time of year, Cheekwood boasts the most-visited park in the Nashville area. Winter brings gor…
Jenny Anne and Dave
Cheekwood is a Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. A gorgeous place to explore on a sunny day. This garden in …
3. Cheekwood: Estate and Gardens

3. Cheekwood: Estate and Gardens

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68 local reviews
1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-356-8000
Moe
Moe
You need a car to get there as it's at least 20 minutes away from us but it is GORGEOUS! At least 2-6 hours worth of art (the have rotating…
Regina
Regina
Depending on the time of year, Cheekwood boasts the most-visited park in the Nashville area. Winter brings gorgeous light shows and warm wea…
Jenny Anne and Dave
Jenny Anne and Dave
Cheekwood is a Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. A gorgeous place to explore on a sunny day. This garden in Nashville includes a Japanese …
4. Edwin Warner Park

4. Edwin Warner Park

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99 local reviews
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Greg
Along with its "brother" park, Edwin Warner, these parks cover 2,684 acres and are 9 miles from downtown. Ther…
Mary
Over 3000 Acres combined for Percy Warner and Edwin Warner Parks and virgin Hill Forest. Accessible trails, n…
Michael & Vickie
A gorgeous place to enjoy the outdoors, hiking, a picnic, visiting the nature center, model airplane flying fi…
4. Edwin Warner Park

4. Edwin Warner Park

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99 local reviews
Greg
Greg
Along with its "brother" park, Edwin Warner, these parks cover 2,684 acres and are 9 miles from downtown. There are 12 miles of hiking trail…
Mary
Mary
Over 3000 Acres combined for Percy Warner and Edwin Warner Parks and virgin Hill Forest. Accessible trails, nature center, wildlife.
Michael & Vickie
Michael & Vickie
A gorgeous place to enjoy the outdoors, hiking, a picnic, visiting the nature center, model airplane flying field & lots more!
5. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway

5. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway

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95 local reviews
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Amanda
Just a beautiful, large, laid back park where all the locals go to: run, bike (greenway goes for miles across …
Will
A beautiful park with ducks, playgrounds, and a greenway that can take you more than 20 miles over the river, …
Jessa and Jordan
The Greenway itself offers walking/jogging routes and paved bike trails (info and maps at greenwaysfornashvill…
5. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway

5. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway

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95 local reviews
Amanda
Amanda
Just a beautiful, large, laid back park where all the locals go to: run, bike (greenway goes for miles across the city), walk, see some deer…
Will
Will
A beautiful park with ducks, playgrounds, and a greenway that can take you more than 20 miles over the river, through farms and to the Percy…
Jessa and Jordan
Jessa and Jordan
The Greenway itself offers walking/jogging routes and paved bike trails (info and maps at greenwaysfornashville.org). Tucked away in Shelby …
6. Shelby Bottoms Greenway

6. Shelby Bottoms Greenway

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23 local reviews
Shelby Bottoms Greenway, Nashville
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Kyle
This is an awesome greenway that you can take all the way out to Percy Priest lake, I believe its about 17 mil…
Sandra
A beautiful park with ducks, playgrounds, and a greenway that can take you more than 20 miles over the river, …
Drew & Brittany
200+ acres of green space and trails, just 6 blocks from the house. Get a bike at the Nature Center in exchang…
6. Shelby Bottoms Greenway

6. Shelby Bottoms Greenway

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23 local reviews
Shelby Bottoms Greenway, Nashville
Kyle
Kyle
This is an awesome greenway that you can take all the way out to Percy Priest lake, I believe its about 17 miles but I'm not going to fact c…
Sandra
Sandra
A beautiful park with ducks, playgrounds, and a greenway that can take you more than 20 miles over the river, through farms and to the Percy…
Drew & Brittany
Drew & Brittany
200+ acres of green space and trails, just 6 blocks from the house. Get a bike at the Nature Center in exchange for a photo ID.
7. Beaman Park Nature Center

7. Beaman Park Nature Center

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10 local reviews
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joel
About 15-20 minute drive...hundreds of acres of nature beauty.
Becky
Located in northwest Nashville, this wild and rugged land is a unique treasure in Nashville’s park system and …
Susan And Fred
These trails give us a choice of easy to moderate levels of exertion. Several species of flora on the "endange…
7. Beaman Park Nature Center

7. Beaman Park Nature Center

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10 local reviews
joel
joel
About 15-20 minute drive...hundreds of acres of nature beauty.
Becky
Becky
Located in northwest Nashville, this wild and rugged land is a unique treasure in Nashville’s park system and features a Highland Rim forest…
Susan And Fred
Susan And Fred
These trails give us a choice of easy to moderate levels of exertion. Several species of flora on the "endangered list" can be seen. Picnic …
8. Bells Bend Outdoor Center

8. Bells Bend Outdoor Center

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6 local reviews
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Paula
Beautiful Nature Center, hiking trails along with Beaman Park they make up a very large conservancy area near …
Lara and Chad
Regional park with outdoor activities and lovely nature center. There is even a small campground, worth every …
Becky
The Bells Bend Outdoor Center is an environmental education and outdoor recreation facility of the Nashville M…
8. Bells Bend Outdoor Center

8. Bells Bend Outdoor Center

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6 local reviews
Paula
Paula
Beautiful Nature Center, hiking trails along with Beaman Park they make up a very large conservancy area near our home.
Lara and Chad
Lara and Chad
Regional park with outdoor activities and lovely nature center. There is even a small campground, worth every penny of fun.
Becky
Becky
The Bells Bend Outdoor Center is an environmental education and outdoor recreation facility of the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and…
9. River Queen Voyages

9. River Queen Voyages

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3 local reviews
1900 Davidson St, Nashville
Closed now
(615) 933-9778
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Landon
Kayaking on the Cumberland River is a great activity and way to see beautiful views of the city and nature aro…
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River Queen Voyages launched in 2015 as the original and premier Nashville kayak rental and tour company on th…
Landon
Kayaking on the Cumberland River is a great activity and way to see beautiful views of the city and nature aro…
9. River Queen Voyages

9. River Queen Voyages

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3 local reviews
1900 Davidson St, Nashville
Closed now
(615) 933-9778
Landon
Landon
Kayaking on the Cumberland River is a great activity and way to see beautiful views of the city and nature around downtown. Visit rqvoyages…
Reservations
Reservations
River Queen Voyages launched in 2015 as the original and premier Nashville kayak rental and tour company on the Cumberland River. We provide…
Landon
Landon
Kayaking on the Cumberland River is a great activity and way to see beautiful views of the city and nature around downtown. Visit rqvoyages…