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Summers in Middle Tennessee are both hot and humid, making it tricky to get out of the house and enjoy outdoor adventures. Luckily for us, our region is home to a long list of outstanding ice cream, gelato, and shaved ice shops that are the perfect remedy to our intense summers. Today we’re sharing our picks for the 10 Best Frozen Delights in Middle TN!

Mike's Ice Cream
129 2nd Ave N | Nashville

Mike’s Ice Cream is located in the midst of Nashville’s most active hub. While this means you’ll likely need to line up and wait to order a cone, don’t let impatience keep you away from this nostalgic parlor’s seriously tasty treats. Stop by for traditional ice cream, sundaes, soft serve, milkshakes, egg creams, malts, coffee creations, and more.

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For more than a decade, Tennesseans have enthusiastically embraced the farm-to-table movement. Our abundance of local agriculture means that no matter where you live in Middle Tennessee, you’re likely no more than a quick drive from an independent farm. Today, we’re spotlighting the Top Ten U-Pick Farms in Middle TN.

U-Pick farms invite members of the community to visit and pick their own produce. This experience is a great way to connect with the people who grow our food, with nature, and with each other. Children are often especially enchanted with the idea of picking their own food, which makes this an ideal method for encouraging fruit and vegetable consumption.

Tennessee’s Growing Seasons

While some of our favorite farms focus on one

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As Tennesseans, we love the gorgeous natural landscapes our state is famous for. Greenways offer residents and visitors flat, usually paved paths that wind through verdant trees, lush meadows, alongside rivers or creeks, and often link these beautiful spaces with neighborhoods, parks, schools, and more extensive hiking trails. Whether you’re searching for a place to ride your bike, push your baby in a stroller, train for a marathon, or do some bird watching, our picks for the best greenways in Middle TN have the path that’s perfect for your needs.

Shelby Bottoms Greenway
1900 Davidson St | Nashville

Shelby Bottoms Greenway extends through 950 acres of forests, wetlands, meadows, and streams nestled against the Cumberland River. Located just

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Tennessee is one of the nation’s best hiking states, so head out anytime between now and late fall to enjoy some of the most beautiful natural sites on earth. Today we’re sharing our top Middle Tennessee hiking spots!

The following ten trail locations, each unique in difficulty and terrain were collected to suit every hiking level. Whether you’re a wheelchair user or a seasoned wilderness hiker, you’ll find your next hike below. Please visit the site linked for each destination for further details, including hours of operation, pet policies, and descriptions of the hiking trails available.

Harpeth River State Park - Hidden Lake
7851 McCrory Ln | Nashville

Harpeth River State Park’s Hidden Lake is reachable by three trails. You’ll pass

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Much of the southeast US is home to phenomenal music, but Tennessee holds a central role in the country’s musical history. Blues, bluegrass, classic country, country pop, rock ‘n’ roll, and southern gospel all have roots that sprouted right here! Today, Tennessee is 1st in the nation for employment in music publishing, and third for employment in musical instrument manufacturing, sound recording, record production, integrated record production and distribution, and numbers of musical artists and groups.

Clearly, Tennessee and music are inseparable. In honor of our region’s love of music, we’re proud to share Parks Realty’s picks for the Best Music Venues in Middle TN! You can’t help but have the time of your life when you’re enjoying a truly great

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After working every day, all week long, isn’t it difficult to leave your dog at home as you head out to enjoy the region’s mouthwatering eats? We know precisely how you feel, which is why we’re recommending our 10 favorite dog-friendly restaurants in Middle Tennessee. From upscale cuisine to neighborhood burger joints, our list will make you want to leash up your furry friend (6 feet leash length max, please) and soak up some springtime sunshine on a patio near you. 

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint
410 4th Ave S | Nashville

Located in downtown Nashville, Martin’s newest location is fully decked out with a massive beer garden out back with plenty of seating, a music venue, and games to enjoy with friends. Of course, you’ve got to try their traditional

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One of the things we at Parks Realty adore about our region is how jam-packed it is with opportunities for adventure, entertainment, and socializing. Today, we’re sharing our team’s Top Ten Best Adventure Activities in Middle TN. Read on for family-friendly destinations, 21+ social hubs, and alternative spots for feats of fitness!

Topgolf
500 Cowan St. | Nashville

Have you ever been jonesing for a game of golf, but were held back by rain, snow, or an unforgiving heatwave? Don’t give up—head to Topgolf.

Topgolf Nashville provides year-round high-tech golfing, complete with accurate scoring and feedback about your performance. Topgolf’s proprietary golfing technology will analyze your ball’s trajectory, speed, angle, distance, and accuracy. 

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Tennessee has a special connection to Ireland through the early waves of newcomers to this region, most of whom were English and Scots-Irish. Nashville itself was founded by two Irishmen, and recent census reports reveal that more than 10% of Tennessee residents claim Irish or Scots-Irish ancestry.

Our music and our cuisine reflect and celebrate our Irish influence, perhaps never more so than during the festivities around St. Patrick’s Day! Today, we’re bringing you our guide to the top St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Middle TN, Memphis, and one special event located six miles outside Chattanooga. 

May you have a merry week of celebration full of shamrocks, green beer, and excellent company. Sláinte!

1.) St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
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Tennessee’s history, cuisine, architecture, and hospitality are all on full display at the best historic hotels and inns in the Nashville region. Whether you’re headed to our fine state on vacation, coming to visit family, or are a local looking for a getaway not too far from home, you’re sure to love any one of the following top 10 recommendations.

The Hermitage Hotel
231 6th Ave N | Nashville

The Hermitage is a world-famous, five-star luxury destination and historic landmark. Since 1910, Nashvillians and globetrotters alike have gathered here to celebrate, discuss business, and make memories.

Today, The Hermitage blends the preservation of history seamlessly with the most luxurious, modern amenities. The guest accommodations are expansive,

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, Middle Tennessee! Have you made reservations for your date night yet? Never fear, Parks is delighted to share our top ten date night locations. In Middle Tennessee, as you’ve no doubt experienced, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to delicious meals served in gorgeous environments.

February 14, though, is no ordinary date night—so read on for ten extraordinary destinations, each unique, exciting, and guaranteed to help the sparks fly between you and your beloved.

5th & Taylor
1411 5th Ave N, Nashville
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Upscale American cuisine presented in a candlelit, rustic-industrial interior.

5th and Taylor has taken its rightful place as one of Nashville’s most popular dinner

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