Somewhat isolated, Fairview, TN is still convenient to many top attractions in Middle Tennessee. Downtown Nashville, with honky tonks, pro sports teams, large concert venues and iconic restaurants, is less than half an hour from Fairview, but surrounding Williamson County offers plenty of entertainment choices. In fact, many people living in Fairview find that the growing number of activities and things to do in their community keep them plenty busy. Here's a look at some of the best things to do in Fairview and nearby:
Bowie Nature Park
Before her death in 1992, Dr. Evangeline Bowie graciously deeded 722 acres to the city of Fairview, which has been placed into a trust to protect it from development. Today, Bowie Nature Park is a protected habitat for birds, deer and a variety of wildlife. The park includes a large frontier-themed children's play area called the Treehouse Playground, a 17-mile network of trails for mountain biking and horseback riding. (Users are asked to pay $2 to use the trails.) There are also fishing ponds and a nature center, which includes a museum and classroom space. Picnic shelters and an outdoor classroom may be rented by the day or half day.
Cheer on the Yellow Jackets
Fairview High School continually fields competitive teams in sports like basketball, baseball, football and soccer. The Yellow Jackets' football team competes in the Class 3A division, facing rivals East Hickman High School, Camden Central and Stewart County. Both the girls' and boys' basketball teams hold their own in district and regional play.
Eat at Puckett's
Among the best places to eat in Williamson County is Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant in nearby Leiper's Fork. This Southern-fried favorite offers live music, authentic country cooking and all the fixins. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Puckett's offers made-from-scratch items like buttermilk biscuits and griddle cakes, barbecue sandwiches, fried catfish, smoked chicken and glazed pork loin. The restaurant, which is just a few minutes away from Fairview, sits next to a field and small stage where musical events are held throughout the year.
Hit the Gym
The Fairview Recreation Center is one of several community recreation centers overseen by the Williamson County Parks & Recreation department. The center features a gym, outdoor pool, fitness room, playground, classrooms and a walking trail. Adjacent soccer, football and nearby baseball fields provide pristine places for both youth and adult sports. The center is located on Fairview Boulevard. Monthly passes for a single adult cost $35, while family passes are just $55. One-day passes are also available.
Give It a Wink
If you're looking for cute, trendy clothing and accessories with sophisticated Southern style, be sure to stop by Wink Boutique in Fairview. The store offers an assortment of casual clothing that hits the "little bit country, little bit rock 'n' roll" mark. Among the most popular items at Wink are a selection of Southern tee's, adorned with clever and funny sayings, and symbols of the South. The store also offers a wide amount of "curvy" clothes and plenty of distressed jeans.