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Top 5 Things To Do Outside In Franklin, TN

August 26, 2020
August 26, 2020

If your guests are traveling to the Nashville area for your wedding day, there are sooooo many socially-distant activities they can enjoy. From private whisky tastings to snuggling up to the cutest alpacas, the city of Franklin, TN, where CJ’s Off The Square is located, is just 15 miles from Nashville and full of historic sites and family-friendly farms ready to welcome you.

Your taste buds and your Instagram followers with thank you when you visit some of our favorite Franklin spots. 


If You Want To Get Your Drink On

Explore The Masters and Makers Trail

The Masters and Makers Trail winds through 70 miles of Williamson County and features breathtaking views and five stops at Franklin’s finest breweries, distilleries, and winery. You can meet up with friends to enjoy a few sips from a safe 6′ apart, or pack a picnic lunch for your sweetheart and make this mini-road trip the perfect day-long date.  Learn more. 

Drink In The Views And Wine At Arrington Vineyards

Taste from 18 award-winning reds, whites, and dessert wines and find your favorite, while sitting in the outside bistro or picnicking on the grounds. Our favorite is the Sparkling 2017 (cause, you know, bubbles!). They often have live music on the weekends and lots of room to spread out on the lawn. Take a peek at the events schedule here


Local, Adorable, and 100% Instagram Ready 

Visit The Alpacas at Mistletoe Farm

Move over llamas …the alpacas from Mistletoe Farm are officially the CUTEST!!! Get to know Leanne and Tom Butchko’s alpacas at their farm just down the road from CJ’s Off the Square. You might break the internet with all the cutest you will post while you snuggle with the babies and feed the mamas in an open field on the farm. To respect these sweet creatures, reservations to visit are required.

Learn more.

Hang With Some Goats And Eat Some Cheese At Noble Springs Dairy Farm


Did someone say “cheese plate?” Kick off your weekend with a trip to the Noble Springs Farm. On Friday nights, the Noble Spring Dairy Farm offers an outdoor event for guests to pet some baby goats, while enjoying a delicious selection of cheeses and accompaniments made on the farm. 

Learn more.

For The Best Views Around Franklin

Drive The Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway is part of a 444-mile-long National Park from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN. Visit the Birdsong Hollow and Double Arch Bridge, located at milepost 438in Franklin for stunning, expansive views and incredible architecture. Learn more.

Take A Hike

There are many beautiful trails around Franklin for you to get some exercise or just enjoy the great outdoors. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Timberland Park: 2.5-mile loop
  • Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary: Up to 4.5 miles
  • Deerwood Arboretum: 1 mile, paved
  • Marcella Vivrette Smith Park: 6 miles with hills
  • Bowie Nature Park: 17 miles of trails
  • Pinkerton Park: 1-mile walking trail
  • Fort Granger: .7 mile trail

See more great hikes around Franklin here.

There is so much to see and do safely in Franklin, TN. This is just the beginning! But we’d love to hear from you. What are some of your favorite outdoor activities in Franklin? Share your favs on Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #franklinfavs so we can follow along