Day Trip Near Nashville – Hiking With a Toddler

If you’ve been following LtL for a while, you know my fond affections to hiking with my family. We used to hike quite frequently when we lived in the Pacific Northwest – one summer I actually set out a goal to hike 100 miles before we left Washington! While we didn’t rack up that many miles, we did our best and had a blast making the memories in the mean time. Since moving to Tennessee last year, I still wanted to make it a point to find kid friendly trails around Nashville and continue making those special memories with my family. ย Recently I found a kid friendly hike just south of us near Columbia that led to a beautiful waterfall!The Stillhouse Hollow Falls trail is about 1 mile each way and well maintained, making this hike easy enough for Brooks to manage…and momma to be (mostly) hands free. ๐Ÿ˜‰ There’s just something about hiking with my B that brings me a different kind of joy that not many activities offer the same soulful feeling. It’s like nothing else matters for that time but he and I and the memories we’re making together.

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Once we reached the falls I changed B into his bathing and a change of shoes so he could splash (& throw rocks) until his heart was content. With our PNW hiking experience I knew to bring a lunch and some water and make a day out of it. We really loved our day together and someone got a great nap for the car ride home. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hint: it wasn’t me unfortunately.

Below is a little video montage I put together from our time on the trail and at the falls. I hope you enjoy! If you know of any other kid friendly hikes and falls near Nashville, please share below!

Lemons to Love,

Lindsay

2 thoughts on “Day Trip Near Nashville – Hiking With a Toddler

  1. Itโ€™s important to get them active early and often, this will make it much easier on them when they get older and you want to be able to take them on an adventure! My little guy still struggles a bit, since we didnโ€™t get him started early enough. He still enjoys it, but itโ€™s definitely strenuous on him.

    Looks like you had fun! Beautiful area for hiking opportunities. ๐Ÿ™‚

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