Hiking, watersports, wildlife & more – Outdoor activities are abundant near our Murfreesboro apartments

With warm weather becoming the norm, it’s time to get outside and explore. For residents of our Murfreesboro apartments, there are so many options when it comes to fun outdoor activities. From family ventures to solo outings, you’ll always find something entertaining to do outdoors while getting some fresh air. Here are just a few of the many outdoor activities located within a short distance from Cross Creek at Murfreesboro.

Murfree Spring Wetlands

Located just under 4 miles from our apartments near MTSU is Murfree Spring Wetlands, a 25-acre city park with paved paths, a playground, a water garden, and more. Explore local nature as you wind through the protected wetlands, seeing and learning about the regional flora and fauna. Stop at the History Wall where you’ll find a timeline of the area dating back to prehistoric times before walking on the stepping stones through the pond-like water feature. Learn more about all that Murfree Spring Wetlands has to offer on the park’s website.

Stones River National Battlefield

You don’t have to drive far to reach one of the area’s most historic parks – Stones River National Battlefield. The 570-acre park and cemetery is situated along the Stones River and offers visitors 7 miles of walking and hiking trails, interpretive programs, and wildlife watching. Sitting at the site of a key battle in the Civil War, Stones River National Battlefield is now a popular destination for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Pack up a lunch and have a picnic after exploring the grounds and taking in the sights. Learn more about this important park on the Stones River National Battlefield website.

Barfield Crescent Park

Just over a mile from our apartments in Murfreesboro is Barfield Crescent Park. The beautiful 430-acre community park is the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon with your friends and family. On-site, visitors will find multiple picnic areas, seven miles of paved and unpaved hiking trails, playgrounds, a disc golf course, horseshoe pits, camping, and more. If you love being outside – Barfield Crescent Park is the place to be. Make sure to make a pit stop at the Wilderness Station where you’ll find a nature center that educates guests about the local wildlife that frequents the park. Learn more about what Barfield Crescent Park has to offer on the city’s website.

Long Hunter State Park

For those that enjoy the great outdoors, Long Hunter State Park is practically heaven on earth. The park boasts over 2,600 acres and offers a long list of recreational activities for its visitors. Guests will find over 20 miles of hiking trails over a variety of terrain and difficulty levels. On the paths, you’ll have the option to walk a self-guided, paved arboretum trail as well as a 5.5-mile Volunteer Trail that runs along the J. Percy Priest Lakeshore. For those that prefer watersports, the lake has two boat ramps as well many great spots to post up and go fishing. Visit the Long Hunter State Park website for more information as well as rules and regulations.

Indian Hills Golf Club

Less than a mile from our Murfreesboro apartments is Indian Hills Golf Club, a year-round 18-hole public golf course with a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse. Spend a Saturday playing a round of golf in the gorgeous resort-style atmosphere. The par 72 layout is 6,800 yards and offers many tee boxes to challenge golfers of all skill levels. Perfect your swing at the Indian Hills indoor learning center with hitting area and audio/visual area to help capture and display your swing. Book tee times, view rates, and learn more about the course at the Indian Hills Golf Club website.

Cannonsburgh Village

Representing over 100 years of early Tennessee life from around the 1830s to 1930s, Cannonsburgh Village is a reconstructed Southern community where guests can travel back in time while wandering the grounds. On the property, visitors will find a one-room schoolhouse, town hall, church, general store, working blacksmith’s shop, and more – all reminiscent of life during pioneer times. Visit the Cannonsburgh Village website for hours and facility rental information.


Now that the temperatures are warming up, residents of Cross Creek at Murfreesboro will have no problem finding something fun and interesting to do outside. From exercising and recreation to wildlife watching and learning about history, there are so many great options nearby. Stop by our apartments in Murfreesboro today and take a look at our gorgeous and spacious floor plans.

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