Canoeing and Kayaking

Outfitters Near the Harpeth River

Canoe Music City

 Kingston Springs, TN

Located at 1203 Highway 70. Call 615-952-4211 or visit their website for more information!

Foggy Bottom

 Kingston Springs, TN

Located at 1270 Highway 70. Call 615-952-4062 or visit their website for more information!


 Franklin, TN

Located at 1279 Highway 70. Call 800-550-5810, email, or visit their website for more information!

Paddle Dog Adventures 

 Franklin, TN

Located at Westhaven Blvd & Front Street. Call 615-975-0732 or visit their website for more information!

Things to Remember

  • Paddles! Make sure to always pack a spare if you have room.
  • Life jackets/personal flotation devices (one per paddler)
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and, hat/visor
  • Water and snacks
  • Water proof attire
  • Map of the river (if available)
  • Dry bag for your personal belongings (NEW dry bags available in our online store)
  • Headlight and extra batteries (in case your’e on the water past dark)
  • Signaling whistle 
  • Paddling gloves and water shoes

Additional Resources

Paddling Around Nashville is a great resource for paddling enthusiasts looking for great recreation opportunities right in their own backyard! Middle Tennessee has an extraordinary number of beautiful spots for paddling. These aren’t the fast paced, high adrenaline waterways of Eastern Tennessee fame. Instead, they offer more cautious outdoor adventures and opportunities to commune with nature. Fortunately, another great feature of these trips is that they are right outside our back door! “It is to be hoped that more of us will become aware of these treasures, more of us will be willing to protect them.” –Patty Shultz, author of Paddling Around Nashville