It’s hard to believe, but spring is already here. In 2020, seasons and months hardly seemed real or relevant—and time just sort of trudged on. But once spring arrived, we could finally look forward to getting outdoors. Put away your trendy loungewear and forget your plans to eat cereal for all three meals—it’s a new year and time to put those resolutions to good use! Spring is coming and Dickson County has outdoor activities for new health resolutions of all ambitions. 

The disc golf course at Dickson’s Buckner Park is great fun for everyone. If you’re new to the sport, rest assured it’s exactly what is sounds like: golf but with a frisbee instead of a ball and a basket instead of a hole in the ground. This gold-level course is in beautiful Buckner Park and meanders through scenic woods and open fields. 

If you’re a golf purist, there’s something for you as well in Dickson County. The Montgomery Bell golf course features rolling hills and, if you’re lucky, wildlife sightings such as deer, geese, and wild turkey. Extend your visit and stay at the lodge, which sits on Lake Acorn. Enjoy kayaking, hiking trails, the outdoor pool, and craft beers in the lounge (hello, happy hour!). Another option is GreyStone Golf Club, a gorgeous course designed by Mark McCumber, a PGA Tour pro. 

If you’re a nature enthusiast, the Montgomery Bell Trail is for you. This trail spans 10.4 miles and is rated as moderately difficult, so it can be enjoyed by experienced hikers and newcomers alike. The Montgomery Bell Trail is extremely versatile and lends itself to activities as various as hiking, running, camping, fishing, and backpacking. There are three shelters where you can camp out along the trail and even a few small creeks to cross over. Don’t leave your dogs cooped up at home—the fur baby BFFs are welcome on the trail too! 

Nothing motivates you to get your exercise in quite like the coming of spring, and nowhere has better outdoor opportunities than Dickson. From disc golf to classic golf to hiking, you’ll discover an array of activities for any age and any New Year’s resolution—all socially distanced so you can stay safe while staying active in 2021. Treat yourself to a change of scenery featuring fresh air and fond memories in Dickson County this spring!