Often over the summer season we do plenty of touring however with the pandemic occurring, we now have stayed nearer to dwelling this summer season. I made a decision to scout out some enjoyable new day journeys from Nashville. With a lot time spent at dwelling not too long ago, the decision of the wild was beckoning greater than ever. I did some analysis on waterfalls close to Nashville, and I found one we had by no means been to before- Stillhouse Hole Falls. I used to be pleasantly stunned that it was solely about 1 hour and quarter-hour from my Nashville neighborhood. We determined to make a enjoyable household day journey out of it.
Stillhouse Hole Falls
So far as waterfalls close to Nashville, Stillhouse Hole Falls is the closest one I do know of however tag me on social media @familyfocusblog if you wish to share your suggestions for waterfalls near Nashville. I really like studying about new nature spots to get pleasure from!
Stillhouse Falls has a 75 foot waterfalls drop and it unfold out so it cascades down in a reasonably gentle bathe. There’s a small “swimming gap” on the base. I put that in quotes as a result of it was solely knee deep for me so except you’re a toddler, not a lot swimming actually! Nonetheless, the water is cooling and beautiful to wade in and the view is magnificent.
Getting To Stillhouse Hole Falls
Stillhouse Hole Fall State Pure Space is situated about three miles northeast of Summertown, TN. It’s also about 21 miles southwest of Columbia, TN which is an excellent cute city to incorporate in your day journey. Nonetheless, we selected to cease at Leiper’s Fork this time which is about 42 miles from Stillhouse Hollows Falls however was just about on the best way again to Nashville after we selected our path.
There have been three routes for me to select from:
- I-65 S and US-43 S
- I-40 W, I-840 E and US-43 S
- I-40 W and TN-7
The drive time was pretty comparable although the drives themselves supply very totally different sights alongside the best way. The one tough a part of getting there’s the final step. Be careful for Stillhouse Hole Falls Path flip off as a result of it’s a tiny little street and appears virtually like a non-public driveway. Nonetheless there’s a small brown signal letting you already know you might be virtually there so hold your eyes peeled.
The parking space is fairly small too. I’d say round 25 vehicles max and there’s no overflow parking. To cite tn.gov , “Parking is extraordinarily restricted at Stillhouse Hole Falls SNA. If parking spots are unavailable, the world has met its most capability and guests could not park in non-designated areas to enter the location. Contemplate visiting this website throughout weekdays or different non-peak instances to make sure capability to park and enter the pure space.” We arrived early on a weekday as a result of not solely did we wish to you should definitely rating parking after driving that far, we prefer to get pleasure from pure locations in a much less crowded state.
Stillhouse Hole Falls- The Waterfalls Hike
The hike to the waterfall is barely about .7 miles! Good and easy- nonetheless I’ll warning you that there are some very steep areas with out railings. So whereas the Stillhouse Hole Falls path is clearly marked and it’s a simple hike, you’ll nonetheless want to make use of security precautions if going with kids or aged.
Canine on leash are permitted by the state on the Stillhouse Hole Falls path. We introduced our canine and we noticed a few different canine will hikers whereas we have been there.
The path has a flip off the place you possibly can go and get a view from the highest of the waterfall. That’s the best park of the hike with out the steep drop offs.
The path additionally goes down alongside the stream and there’s a bridge over the water a methods beneath the waterfall and also you hike again as much as the falls for a stunning view from beneath. Apart from the official bridge, there’s a log over the stream that’s enjoyable to cross (however slippery so use warning).
My daughter liked fossil and rock searching within the steam beneath the waterfall. She discovered one small crinoid fossil and a number of other cool rocks.
My son liked crawling alongside the ledge that goes beneath the waterfall. My husband loved recognizing a snake close to the waterfall.
And I really like watching all of them as I listened to the attractive sound of falling water and stared up on the falls.
Additional Day Journey From Nashville Cease: Leiper’s Fork
After our Stillhouse Hole Falls journey, we had labored up an urge for food so we stopped in Leiper’s Fork on the best way again to Nashville for some good eats and additional enjoyable. Leiper’s Fork is a captivating city and you will discover some yummy, excessive finish locations to eat on this small, artsy farming neighborhood. For those who haven’t been earlier than, try the lovable outlets, moonshine distillery, and artwork gallery while you’re there.
We stopped first at The Davis Basic Retailer. It has a really genuine really feel as you drive as much as the previous gasoline station nation retailer and that’s as a result of it’s virtually a century previous! On the skin, it appears to be like identical to the previous nation shops did after I was little however on the within, it’s stocked with all of the best together with an incredible sandwich counter. They toast your alternative of bread up on the griddle and fill it with all the great things. My household of 4 have been all very proud of our totally different decisions. We took them exterior to eat on the picnic tables.
Subsequent, we mozied on over to the The RedByrd Espresso Store. I had heard of this little gem from a good friend and I needed to attempt a few of their uncommon espresso creations just like the iced Mama Byrd Vanilla Lavender Latte. They’re situated proper on the park space, so your youngsters can run round and play when you sit again and sip your caffeine. It was a shock to me to acknowledge the espresso store from DIY Community’s Tiny Home Massive Dwelling, Season 8 Episode 13! Very cool.
I hope you get pleasure from your journey to Stillhouse Hole Falls and let me know what enjoyable stops you made in your Nashville day journey! #familyfocusblog
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