Technically, summer won’t end until September 23 this year, and some of the LCT Team are sharing their favorite ideas to stretch the summer fun! From state parks to petting zoos, here are some of their top ideas for family activities.
Exploring Parks And Rivers
Beginning with some budget-friendly fun, exploring Middle Tennessee’s beautiful parks and rivers is a great way to get your kids off their electronic gadgets, into nature and for free!
Realtor Amy Pappas says her playing in the Harpeth River is a great outdoor activity her kiddos, Sophia and Landon, enjoy.
“We use the Ladd Park river access and there is a great map for public access throughout Williamson County. It includes information on water levels for canoeing so you can enjoy floating the river,” Amy said.
Check out Paddle Dog Adventures specializing in self-powered watercraft operating on Westhaven Lake and the Harpeth River. You can begin in the Westhaven neighborhood and they will pick you up as well, Amy says.
Here is the map and click here for information on accessing and enjoying the Harpeth River.
Realtor Vickie Freas recommends Harper River State Park. “It is free and located in Kingston Springs. You can canoe, kayak, fish and hike.”
Puppies, Horses And Goats – Oh My!
Rescue puppies need a lot of love until they find their forever home. Amy’s kiddos, Sophia and Landon, enjoying visiting the cute pups which is always fun!
And, Lucky Ladd Ag-venture Farm Fun Park is a favorite spot for the whole LCT Team! This rain or shine park is located in Eagleville and has regular activities planned from the beginning of April ending the beginning of November and is closed for winter.
“My grandkids love Lucky Ladd Farms and the Nashville Zoo. We also just found a place in Cool Springs, The Monkey’s Treehouse which is great for kids 6 and under,” Michelle said.
Whether it is a family reunion, swimming in a friends pool, boating on the water or enjoying a fair, togetherness seems to be the most important element for stretching summer time fun!
“We love swim time, playing on the school playground, roller skating, and, of course, supporting Friday night lights with our Fairview Yellow Jackets!” says Realtor Megan Jones.
Lake time fun is also a big pastime for Realtor Michelle Chrest and her grandkids, Wiley, Lana and Oakland.
Finally, super hot days are the perfect time to head indoor. Nashville has one of the most prestigious art museums in the country, the Frist. Amy Pappas head to the downtown Nashville museum this summer.
Find A Home With Room To Play
When not on adventures or playing with thekids, the LCT Team – Parks is very busy helping find and sell homes for their clients all over the Williamson County and Nashville area. Check out this home owner’s tour of a property currently available and click here for a full listing of homes.