Fun Things to Do: Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is a must-try hobby, especially in areas like Nashville where there are many lakes and rivers. The sport is fairly easy, good exercise, and, most importantly, fun. Here are the top SUP companies and locations in the Nashville area.


Nashville Paddle Company

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Nashville Paddle Company is the most well-known paddleboarding operation in Nashville. They offer a variety of instructional classes, including SUP yoga and SUP fitness. Nashville Paddle donates a portion of profits to the Cumberland River Compact. They also have a boathouse, making it convenient to walk up and get paddling. Kayak rentals are available, too.

Launch Location: Hamilton Creek Marina at Percy Priest Lake | map/directions

Rates: Starting at $25 (see rates)

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Big Willie’s Action Sports

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Big Willie’s Action Sports offers SUP and kayak rentals for an hour-and-a-half paddle down the Cumberland River, starting at Shelby Park and ending in Downtown Nashville. This is great for visitors and groups, such as bachelor and bachelorette parties, wanting a skyline photo-op.

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Nashville SUP & Yoga

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Nashville SUP & Yoga offers yoga classes on the water. This popular SUP option is located at Gallatin Marina on Old Hickory Lake. Try yoga on a paddleboard or just rent a board for a relaxing getaway on the calm waters. Bookings must be done in advance.

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