For Seniors, fall in the Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood area brings a bounty of activity, filled with color. You don’t even have to love pumpkins (that much) to participate.
Goodbye summer. Hello fall. The kids are heading back to school and communities are beginning new rhythms. While you may not be shopping for pencils and erasers, Seniors in the Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood area have plenty of opportunities to enjoy this crisp and colorful season.
Fall Adventures for Seniors
Radnor Lake Park, one of Nashville’s most beloved parks and a 10-minute drive from Blakeford, is considered a must-see for fans of fall foliage. The park opens at 6 am and closes after sunset. Trails are reserved for hikers only, providing great opportunities for birding, photography, or just taking in the color.
Looking for a fall day trip adventure? The Tennessee Central Railway Museum offers its famous Fall Foliage Excursion Train on October 24. The 120-mile round trip passenger train ride will carry you in comfort out of Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood and through the rolling hills of East Tennessee to take in fall color at its peak. A boxed lunch is included in your ticket price and beer and wine are available for purchase during the ride.
Music for Seniors this Fall
Nashville enthusiastically welcomes you to its many Fall Music Festivals, such as this year’s virtual Musicians Corner: Sundown Series or Artober Nashville.
But if you want to connect with your closest neighbors, consider attending one of Blakeford’s outdoor concerts. Blakeford values excellent musical programming for its residents and fall is no exception. September offerings include Johnny Campbell and Bluegrass Drifters, the First Day of Fall Music Event, featuring Harpist, Liana, and the virtual Blair Music Academy
Apple and Pumpkin Picking
Crazy about that Pumpkin Spice? Always on the hunt for the world’s best apple butter? Our area boasts a variety of orchards and farms ready to fill your table (and your belly) with the best fall flavors. Grab some friends, or grandkids and make a day of it!
Plan a trip to Morning Glory Orchard, about 20 miles south of Blakeford. This enchanting family-run farm hosts a country store with a range of homemade products, as well as the chance to pick your own apples. You can also enjoy their popular Taste and Tour, happening every Saturday at 3pm. Get a behind the scenes look at a working orchard, and then sample seasonal goodies inside the store.
Boyd’s Pumpkin Patch is about a 40 minute drive north in Clarksville, TN. Open everyday, weather permitting, Boyd’s sells a colorful assortment of pumpkins and gourds. The Corn Maze is a favorite among children and certain to be a memory-maker for friends and families.
You may not be heading into a school building, but fall can still be a time to get your creative juices flowing. Here at Blakeford, you can participate in group writing activities. Construct your own stories. Then share them with friends to build deeper connections.
Blakeford also offers a craft workshop on the first Friday of each month. Create a piece of original handiwork with autumn colors to bring fall to your home, or as a gift for a loved one. In a season known for changing scenery, take advantage of nature, creating leaf pressings, or paintings of the brilliant colors outside.
Fall is Surely a Season that Seniors Celebrate
“Fall is a great time to live in Nashville,” boasts long-time resident Elizabeth. “As the leaves change color and temperatures cool, you can enjoy both indoor and outdoor sites. The welcoming and friendly residents also add to the delight of the Music City.”
Everyday, Seniors at Blakeford experience the best of fall in the Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood area. As you dig out your sweaters and scarves, make plans to celebrate fall’s unique sights, sounds, and tastes, and create memories.