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Summer activities at Old Hickory Lake

We’ve rounded up family-friendly activities to help plan your summer escape to the lake — think: boating, canoeing, camping, fishing, and hiking.

The sun sets and dusk begins to take over Old Hickory Lake showcasing a pink and purple sky and calm waters.

Kick off summer with a trip to Old Hickory Lake.

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Sometimes floatin’ isn’t all you wanna do. Located ~15 miles northeast of downtown is Old Hickory Lake, an over 22,000-acre lake with 440 miles of shoreline — and plenty of family-friendly activities to keep you moving. Water you waiting for? Start making your summer plans.

🌊 Ways to get on the water

The sun rises over the lake as two kayakers watch.

If kayaking is more your speed, there’s plenty of that, too.

Photo by @alanastohr

🎣 Notable features along the lakefront

⛺ Camping + hiking