Mt. Juliet, TN Outdoor Activities
PHOTO CREDIT: Jeff Adkins
Recreation in Mt. Juliet and West Wilson County occurs at the lake, the park and even at Fiddler's Grove Historic Village, and that's just for starters.
Old Hickory Lake/Cedar Creek Recreation Area
Old Hickory Lake and Cedar Creek Recreation Area are mainstays for good times in Mt. Juliet. There are ample opportunities at Old Hickory for fishing, boating and swimming, while Cedar Creek gets in on the fun with a 59-site campground and recreation area that includes a group picnic shelter, playground, swimming beach and boat launch.
Mt. Juliet Youth Sports
The nonprofit Mt. Juliet Soccer Association places great emphasis for kids ages 4-18 on an environment of learning and encouragement while at the same time helping them enjoy a clean and competitive soccer match. Meanwhile, Mt. Juliet Youth Football and Cheerleading features competitive tackle football and cheerleading opportunities for children ages 5-12, and the Mt. Juliet Baseball League and Mt. Juliet Softball League offer tons of playing opportunities for children ages 4-18. The Mt. Juliet Challenger League was established in 1989 and extends playing opportunities to children with physical and mental disabilities. The league is open to children ages 5 to 18 and employs a buddy system during games.
Cedar Creek Sports Center
Cedar Creek Sports Center brings entertainment with two 18-hole miniature golf courses as the main attraction. Cedar Creek also features go-karts, bumper boats, a driving range, video games and more.
Fiddlers Grove Historical Village
Fiddlers Grove at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center has a mission of preserving Wilson County buildings, artifacts, oral and written histories. The site has been a tourism destination since 1991 to keep heritage alive, and more than a dozen buildings are accessible. Many weddings are performed in the village's Melrose Church year round, and schools throughout Wilson County plan several annual field trips to the attraction.
Cedars of Lebanon State Park/Long Hunter State Park
State parks are great ways to get away from it all, and close to Mt. Juliet are Cedars of Lebanon State Park and Long Hunter State Park. Cedars of Lebanon appeals to the outdoor types with a 900-acre area featuring hiking trails, campsites, and picnic and swimming areas. Long Hunter provides a great location right next to the 14,000-acre J. Percy Priest Lake.
Charlie Daniels Park and Other Local Parks
Charlie Daniels Park and its own Planet Playground are ready to entertain kids 365 days a year. The nearby Mt. Juliet Community Center has a basketball court and meeting room, and features exercise classes. Sgt. Jerry Mundy Memorial Park has state-of-the-art fields for flag football, soccer, baseball and Frisbee golf games, as well as a walking track.