Cumberland River, Downtown - Paddling
The often overlooked Cumberland River makes for a great scenic paddle of any length, right in the heart of Nashville; live music on the water may vary.
Paddling from the put in at Nissan Stadium to the Shelby Bottoms railroad bridge is about 2.75 miles one way, but you can return at any point, making the length completely up to you.
Destination Distance From Downtown
The downtown section is a pleasant stretch of wide water which requires little in terms of steering technique, but a potentially robust current and waves from large boat traffic add a mild level of difficulty.
Time To Complete
A steady pace against the current, combined with a gentle return down stream make this easy to finish in a few hours.
This paddle can be done at any time of year, but rainfall and water levels can dramatically affect the speed of the current, occasionally making it too fast for an upstream paddle.
If you dog is comfortable on your boat, bring him along!