When the weather allows for it, taking a picnic to a park is a wonderful way to get outdoors while maintaining social distancing! Below are some ideas of Sumner County parks to visit and links to restaurants who can provide an easy and tasty picnic meal! Check out more of Sumner County’s parks and outdoor spaces below:
Bledsoe’s Fort Historical Park combines history and nature for a unique park experience. With historic structures and outlines within the park, picnickers can read informational signs, picnic in the wide open field, and hike the trail within the park. Nearby the park are historic sites in Castalian Springs and both Cragfont State Historic Site and Wynnewood State Historic Site are offering guided landscape tours of their properties.
Lock 4 Park in Gallatin is a great place to picnic while enjoying waterfront views of Old Hickory Lake along with open spaces and shady trees to sit under while picnicking. There are also wooded trails throughout the park that are popular for mountain biking.
Moss-Wright Park is the largest park in Goodlettsville and it has a lovely historic house, the Bowen House (which can be toured), offering unique picnic views along with open areas next to Mansker’s Creek and a gorgeous, paved walking trail!
Rockland Recreation Area is right on Old Hickory Lake with a paved trail along the shoreline. The park also has an abundance of open spaces and a large shaded area with lots of picnic tables!
Richland Park offers a lot of open areas for picnics and it includes a nice paved walking trail. At the park, picnickers can stop by Cold Springs School (interior is closed) to read the information marker about the historic building!
Mayor Ricky Woodward Community Park is a lovely open space for a picnic and a great place for little ones to run off excess energy!
At W. L. Anderson Sports Complex, bring a picnic and a soccer ball for an active outing! The park has 5 soccer fields that can be used for a picnic, running, or kicking a soccer ball around!
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