With Cumberland River Cruises, water travelers will enjoy scenic vistas of the Cumberland River and Old Hickory Lake from the deck of Discovery, a red-, white-, and blue-topped pontoon boat operated by Jesse Caskey. The company's river tours treat hungry eyes to the naturally lovely sights of nature, like a full moon’s reflection in the river’s shimmering looking glass, the beautiful reds and bruised pinks that suffuse Old Hickory Lake when the sun sets the horizon on fire, and—in autumn—a symphony of falling gold-red and butter-yellow leaves as majestic flocks of Major League Baseball teams fly south for the winter. Most tours operate from Thursday through Sunday and are tentatively scheduled for 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m., although schedules will vary based on sunset time. All tours include water and soft drinks.
Professional anger and guide Mike Davis picked up his first fishing pole in his hometown of Orlando, Florida, where the swampy surroundings provided ample opportunities for reeling in scaly specimens. After high school, Mike fulfilled his childhood dream of being a meteorologist before serving a combat tour in the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm, and once back in the States, he was selected as a member of the National Weather Service. While his head was in the clouds, his heart remained by the water, and he ultimately decided to make his passion for fishing his life's pursuit. Today, Mike resides in Nashville where he leads guided fishing tours on Old Hickory Lake, helping anglers of all ages and abilities catch bass, crappie, catfish, and the rare yet inedible rubber fish.
Across Xtreme Paintball's two outdoor fields, colorful salvos paint the sky as opposing gunsmiths duke it out during simulated battles. Red-and-black inflatable cover peppers the speedball field, guarding teams from enemy fire. The warzone field sets the stage for intense scenarios such as capture the flag and team elimination, during which players attempt to mark each opposing paintballer or stick a Kick Me sign to their back. Both open-air arenas play host to casual paintball outings, special events, and league play.
Xtreme Paintball's safety-focused experts monitor each 3–10 minute skirmish. The staff also checks over equipment between each game, whether players rent their gear or airdrop it in from home.
With a covered, heated driving range, outdoor putting green, short-game practice area, and indoor facility with video swing-analysis software, The Johnny Warren Golf Academy at Fairvue Plantation offers a versatile training ground for PGA teaching professional Josh Dyer to work his magic. As a former member of the Lipscomb University golf team, Josh now strives to teach students the lessons learned in his collegiate career without forcing pupils to answer multiple-choice questions. During lessons, Josh uses video analysis to help better understand golfers’ swings and improve their form by emphasizing a sound preswing routine and the development of a repeatable swing that suits their body type.
The Masters School of Gymnastics hosts classes that are designed to teach students to do their best, not just in their favorite sport, but in everything they attempt. Instructors demystify all levels of gymnastics, from introductory preschool sessions to competitive classes molded by more than two decades of experience forging future all-stars. Besides nurturing physical skills through floor exercises, balance-beam work, and tumbling, the team also cements such ideals as respect, confidence, and discipline to equip students to succeed in the classroom and represent themselves during perjury trials.