Spring is here once again! After being cooped up all winter long now is the perfect time to go explore the parks and trails around you! Murfreesboro specifically has options for everyone, from a family outing to the expert hiker, we’ve got you. Let's dive in to explore just a few of the options available.
Barfield Crescent Park
Barfield Crescent Park is located in the southern area of Murfreesboro. This specific park has many amenities. One thing to take note of is the 7+ mile trail, both paved and unpaved for biking, hiking, and walking. This location also includes two different playgrounds! You could definitely have an epic day here!
Walter Hill Trailhead
The Walter Hill Trailhead is just the beginning of Murfreesboro's Walter Hill Recreation Area. Be sure to walk the shaded 1.3-mile Murfreesboro Greenway that follows the river. Take in all of the beautiful views of the East Fork Stones River from the bluffs along the way. Looking for a day out on the water? There is a ramp for launching small boats at the far end of the Recreation Area.
Stones River Battlefield
Stones River National Battlefield is in honor of the Battle of Stones River, one of the largest and most important battles of the American Civil War. The versatility of this park is one for the books. There are Trails within the park that allow visitors to get closer to nature, while the Murfreesboro Greenway system connects visitors to portions of the battlefield by foot or bike! Be Sure to map out enough time (about 2 hours) to do the self-guided tour of the museum.
We must keep in mind that springtime typically calls for rain. Have no fear, there is an indoor option full of amazing things to do– Sports*Com. From their 6 court Gymnasium, the indoor pool, to the rock wall, surely there is something you can do! Not only do they have indoor options but they have an outdoor swimming area called the “Boro Beach”, along with outdoor volleyball courts!
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