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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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Brunch is more than a meal: it’s an event. Brunch is when the night owls and morning larks can come together and eat anything their hearts desire. Where—and when—else can you have a mimosa, a Bloody Mary, coffee, bacon, ham, steak, waffles, pancakes, sandwiches, pasta, salad, and cake on offer at once?

Nowhere. Only at brunch.

In Middle Tennessee, our brunch options are seemingly endless. Delicious aromas waft through the air, inviting you to pull up a chair and spend hours lingering over picturesque, mouth-watering meals. How can you begin to choose where to settle in for your weekend brunch?

We’ve got you covered with our list of our Top Ten Best Brunch Spots in Middle TN! Our team members have gone out for brunch hundreds of times between

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When one imagines Nashville cuisine, a few things may come to mind: meat and three, hot chicken, catfish, country ham, and barbecue, right? However, Middle Tennessee also boasts a growing number of top-rated steakhouses, many of them serving sides and starters not available anywhere else in the world.

Today, we’re sharing our picks for the Top Ten Best Steakhouses in Middle Tennessee. Whether you’re new to the area and craving prime rib or an established local looking for a new spot to add your rotation of current favorites, you’ll find just what you’re looking for below.

Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse
217 Louise Avenue | Nashville
Dress Code: Business Casual, Smart Casual

Since 1934, Jimmy Kelly’s has had one mission: to serve mouth-watering steak

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When you’re preparing to purchase a home, you have a bevy of decisions to make. Even once you’ve decided on your budget, you’ll still have to decide on your ideal neighborhoods, whether you want to spend time renovating (or even flipping) a home, which school districts you prefer, and so much more.

Still, there’s yet another aspect many first-time homebuyers don’t consider much ahead of time: choosing the best home loan, and the best lender. We get it: home financing simply isn’t as instantly appealing as imagining one’s dream home. Ultimately, though, it’s at least as important as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms in your new abode.

With that in mind, let’s jump into today’s topic: Local vs. National Mortgage Companies, where we’ll compare

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