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7 Ways to Stay Active in Williamson County

Start with these spots for fun indoors and out

By Livability on December 5, 2022

Nolensville Farmers Market in Williamson County, TN.
Nick Bumgardner

Whether you want to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and scenic views of rolling hills or check into first-class recreation centers for a quick workout, it’s so easy to get enjoyable exercise here. Here’s a roundup of ways to start:

1. Make a weekend visit to a farmers market: There are several to choose from. The Franklin Farmers Market, which is held every Saturday throughout the year, has been around for two decades and has grown to 70 participating farms. Nolensville also offers a weekly market.

2. Experience Music in the Vines, the concert series at Arrington Vineyards: The gorgeous views and delectable wines are reason enough to visit this 95-acre property. But as an added bonus, there are free jazz and bluegrass concerts each weekend from April to November.

3. Take a ride and tour Franklin on a Pedego electric bike: See the sites without working up a sweat on an electric bicycle. It’s easy to cruise around town, and the nearby bike trails offer up some beautiful vistas.

Paddle boarders on the lake at the Westhaven development in Franklin. Franklin is located in Williamson County, TN.
Nathan Lambrecht

4. Go paddleboarding on Westhaven Lake: This 13-acre lake on the west side of Franklin provides a calm setting for paddleboarding, canoeing or kayaking. Fishing also is permitted.

5. Tour historic Carnton House: Built in 1826, Carnton House is open for tours of the residence and the surrounding gardens. After all that walking, you can relax in a rocking chair on the front porch.

6. Paddle through downtown: The City of Franklin Parks Department maintains a half-dozen access points to the Harpeth River for canoeing, kayaking, fishing or swimming.

7. Soar in a hot air balloon: For those who want to get away from it all — or rather, above it all — Middle Tennessee Hot Air Adventures provides a bird’s-eye view of the rolling hills and hidden lakes of Williamson County.

Want to know more?

To learn more about the Williamson County area, check out the latest edition of Livability Williamson County, TN

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