Part 1 of 2 Short Road Trips, Nashville
Maybe it’s just me…. But ouch!
A crowded beach? For FUN? Really?
Have to give that a hard NO. BUT…. ????
Sometimes you just want to get away for a weekend. Nashville is a great location for short road trips because we have three interstates offering adventures. AND…. we have access to some of the most gorgeous and easy to reach waterfalls anywhere.
Where are all of these beautiful waterfalls? Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama! Attached are links by State. Enjoy!
So how hard are the hikes, and what to expect? Well many of us have heard of, or been to Falls Creek Falls. It, like other waterfalls are in State Parks that allow camping, may offer cabins, and a few have hotel type resorts. Not far from Falls Creek Falls is one of our favorite waterfalls ever, Burgess Falls.
Burgess Falls is a cascade waterfall on the Falling Water River located within the Burgess Falls State Park, in Putnam and White counties If you’re looking for a weekend adventure you can stay for a great rate at a Cookeville hotel – complete with a pool! – but even a day trip out of Nashville isn’t hard.
We make an early morning stop for a hearty breakfast, and like to arrive at the falls by mid morning. Carry a backpack cooler with a few snacks, & plenty of water since it’s a round trip hike.
While many of the falls don’t allow “swimming”, we’ve always waded in just enough to cool off without a problem. Dig in and evaluate as some offer well defined easy to walk paths, along with bathrooms, and water fountains. Other falls are rustic with challenging hikes, and none of the water or facility amenities. Do your homework so you know how to plan.
And GUESS WHAT? YES! Macaroni is welcome at some of the waterfall parks!
Believe me….. he DOES swim!
Hey! Reach out and let us know of any ideas, suggestions, and great experiences you’ve had. Have a great time!
Tennessee Waterfalls https://www.thecrazytourist.com/15-amazing-waterfalls-in-tennessee/
Alabama Waterfalls https://www.northalabama.org/trails/waterfalls/
Kentucky Waterfalls https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/kentucky/waterfalls-road-trip-ky/
BE SURE TO CHECK CURRENT RULES FOR THE WATERFALL OF YOUR CHOICE PRIOR TO YOUR VISIT.