Things To Do In Brentwood
Situated in middle Tennessee, Brentwood is a city in the suburb of Nashville, and is included in the Nashville metropolitan area.
Brentwood is best known for being a safe, friendly, clean suburb. Famous corporate CEOs and celebrities stay here in their family homes. The city is considered to be one of the most desirable residential locations because it’s near Nashville, and has a growing community in the scenic Williamson County, in middle Tennessee.
Here is the list of a popular fun things to do in and around Brentwood-
RADNOR LAKE STATE PARK-
Just outside Nashville, in Oak Hills, Radnor Lake is a natural preserve that has 7.75 miles of unpaved hiking trails of varying difficulty levels that wander through the woods surrounding the Radnor lake. Check out its various trails here.
Nature lovers can have fun by indulging in activities such as hiking, photography, sighting wildlife and vegetation native to Middle Tennessee like river otters, bobcat, white-tailed deer, owls, herons, and american coots; and attending various environmental education events and programs here.
BRENTWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY-
Known as the crown jewel of the city, the John P. Holt Brentwood Library is the public library situated in Concord Park in Brentwood. The library is well managed. It maintains a huge diverse collection of almost 153,000 children and adults’ books ranging from classics to contemporary, audiobooks, albums, DVDs, games, magazines, newspapers etc, and a well managed e-catalogue accessible to its members.
It also hosts various programs and events throughout the year, an up-to-date calendar of the library can be found here.
One of the popular fun things to do in Brentwood is to visit Dyer Observatory. On top of the tallest peaks near Nashville in Brentwood, TN, Dyer Observatory offers a great close look of the sky and its elements like sun, moon, stars, planets etc. with its 24” reflector telescope.
It is operated by Vanderbilt University with a mission to motivate students in science and technology via activities like various field trips, telescope nights, tours, summer camps, and astronomy talks. It also allows the students on school trip to chat with astronomy experts and former astronauts. Check their website for information about their programs.
DEERWOOD ARBORETUM AND NATURE CENTER-
The Deerwood Arboretum and Nature Area is a free arboretum and city park of 27 acres. This is located at 320, Deerwood Lane. It features 69 different species of native trees with tree identification guide, migratory birds, butterflies and other wildlife with the best view of Little Harpeth river.
This also has bike paths and jogging trails, a wildflower meadow, a Nature Center Complex with an outdoor classroom, and a small amphitheater.
BRENTWOOD CITY PARKS-
has a number of beautiful parks for recreation with walking and biking trails, playground for kids to play such as Owl Creek park, Grannywhite Park etc. Owl Creek is one of the new ones. Concord Park also has a soccer field.
Crockett Park is Brentwood’s 2nd largest park with all the regular attractions of a park in the city. It also has a disc golf course, two historic homes including the Cool Springs House, a community park where Brentwood’s yearly Fourth of July fireworks celebration takes place, and the Eddy Arnold amphitheater where a free annual summer concert series is hosted. It also serves as the home for.
Marcella Vivrette Smith Park is Brentwood’s largest park. It has the historic 1825 Ravenswood mansion which is used by many to host family weddings, receptions, or other gatherings.
EXPLORE HISTORIC SITES-
Brentwood has a rich history of prehistoric Native Americans of Mississippian Culture, European-American settlement, civil war etc. There are a lot of historic locations including various tour worthy, museum-like preserved historic family homes of influential families which history buffs will love.
Primm Park is a 31-acre park home to a historic schoolhouse built in 1832 called Boiling Spring Academy. It also has Fewkes Group Archaeological Site that has a Mississippian mound complex consisting of a family of five mounds including the largest of the earthwork mounds in the country.A map of all the other historic homes and sites in the city can be found here.
OTHER RECREATIONAL THINGS TO DO IN BRENTWOOD-
Other fun attractions in Brentwood are places like White Rose Gallery to see some best pieces of fine art. Towne Center Theater to enjoy various live performances like live music, plays, etc. Forest Hills UMC Farmers’ Market for fresh seasonal goods on Saturdays, and Coolspring Galleria to shop at all of your favorite stores.
Brentwood also allows its residents and visitors to do fun things in Nashville, Franklin, Murfreesboro and other nearby places.
In Franklin, visitors can spend their day with family by touring historic Carnton House. Also explore America’s favourite street called Downtown Franklin for boutique shopping, eat at places like The Factory. And try to visit Leipers Fork for a musical getaway, and visit Puckett’s Grocery.
One of the most fun things to do in here is to enjoy live music performances happening across the town.
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