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Best things to do in Old Hickory Lake

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Campground
“Directly across from the campground, 1/4 mile by kayak. Paths for hiking, lots of wildlife. State maintained park.”
5 locals recommend
Bar
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“A marina sports bar & family restaurant that sits right out on the lake. It’s always lively and fun. As Google says,“Local chain serving pizzas, burgers, BBQ, pub grub & more in a sports-bar atmosphere.” Get the chicken tenders, they are unreal. It’s a pretty walk along Riverside to get there (about 0.9 miles), but the sidewalk runs out for a stretch so be mindful of that.Wednesday night trivia! (2001 Lakeshore Dr—20 min walk) 615 357-0532”
18 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Very large log home built in 1820's. Was used as a stage coach inn among other things over the years. One of the largest original log structures in TN.”
1 local recommends
Discount Store
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“Just about three miles from the campsite is a Dollar General. Forgot batteries? Bug spray? Ice? It's all available at our local Dollar General. ”
1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“We can see the lake from our front yard! It's just beautiful. Just around the corner there are two yacht clubs and there are picnic areas. One of the areas has a man made beach on the Lake. It's about 5 minutes from the house. There are three marinas as well with great food. Ask us about and will tell you where to go. They are a little off the beaten path.”
7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Don't want to cook breakfast? Indulge in Shady Cove Marina's all you can eat breakfast buffet for only $7.99! Tiki hut offers karaoke on Friday nights and live bands on Saturday nights. They're less than a mile from the campsite by kayak!”
1 local recommends
Thai Restaurant
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“Solid thai food just down the road; good for pickup or a low-key night out. 3418 Old Hickory Blvd—5 min drive—615 847-7776 ”
8 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The best shopping complex this side of Nashville. Movie theater, Barnes & Noble, retail and restaurants galore. Enjoy!”
7 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Mom and Pop kinda restaurant with good food and cheap prices. Great country atmosphere. ”
1 local recommends
Cafe
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“Amazing Mediterranean food, can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Must try the hummus. ”
8 locals recommend
Golf Course
“HERMITAGE GOLF COURSE Airport/Donelson 3939 Old Hickory Boulevard, Old Hickory, Tennessee, 37138 http://www.hermitagegolf.com General’s Retreat and President’s Reserve creates our 36-hole privately owned and public championship golf course. 8 new villas can accommodate up to 32 people (4 in each Villa). Lodging for stay and play golf packages, wedding parties/events, tournament guests, and corporate functions/retreats. President’s Reserve was voted “Top Daily Fee Course in the State” by Golf Digest. We have 25 Black Faced Scottish Sheep that roam our course and we are the only golf course in the country with a free standing Nike building for participants of outings/groups to use. We have a banquet room that seats 150 and it flows into a covered pavilion that seats 200. Our meeting facilities can host groups of 10-200. ”
6 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“This boutique restaurant can be busy at times, but you won't mind at all as you browse through their gift shop. ”
7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is outside Nashville, but not to be missed. The environment is beautiful, as it’s situated on a waterfront, and the food is some of the best inland seafood you can get. It’s a very local place, with few tourists, but we feel it’s imperative to get the word out about this gem of a restaurant. Highly recommend the lobster bisque and smoked fish dip, and even the fried shrimp ain’t half bad!”
7 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Historical site with original buildings, including a stockade! Park and walk to the old schoolhouse and other buildings and then follow the path into the woods where you'll see the old original spring used by the pioneers and other sites in the forest. Free!”
1 local recommends
Sports Bar
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“This is best late night place to get drinks and food - open til midnight or later most nights. They have a happy hour Sunday nights”
6 locals recommend
Bar
“Our only tavern with beer on draft and a pretty good Shrimp Po-Boy and Sweet Potato Fries. ”
2 locals recommend