One of the perks of living in Nashville during the summer is the close proximity to several lakes and rivers. Not only do Nashville residents get all the perks of big city living, but with a short drive they can also enjoy the great outdoors and a quintessential summer day on the water. Several options exist within half an hour of the city with activities for those in search of adventure or relaxation.
Percy Priest Lake
Percy Priest Lake is located just a short 15 minute drive from Nashville and offers a wide variety of activities. There are fewer homes on the shores of this 42 mile long lake than most, making it the perfect destination for nature lovers. Those looking for adventure can take in miles of hiking trails along the shore at Long Hunter State Park or pitch a tent at one of the many campgrounds on the lake. For people that envision a lake day that involves relaxing on a float, there are several marinas that rent pontoon boats by the day. Lastly, fishermen love the lake for its rocky shoreline and the wide variety of fish that call its waters home.
Old Hickory Lake
Located just a short drive farther to the Northeast of the city center is Old Hickory Lake. Here you'll find a lot of the same offerings as Percy Priest, including prime fishing and several marinas that rent boats for the day. There are a few key differences though. Old Hickory Lake has more public areas, both small and large that are great for an afternoon picnic or quick trip to the shore. The lake itself is a part of the Cumberland River, meaning you'll sometimes see large barges and riverboats full of tourists floating past. That also means that you can follow the river further south into the city if you so choose. If you're looking for a specific reason to hit the water, locals rave about the fireworks show every 4th of July.
If city life in close proximity to the great outdoors is your thing, contact us today to learn more about Olympus Midtown and to set up a tour.