It’s hard to believe that school starts for my girls in just a couple of weeks. We’ve had a fantastic summer and one thing we always look forward to every summer vacation is heading to one of our local Middle Tennessee lakes. We’re so lucky to live driving range to three: Old Hickory Lake, Center Hill Lake, and Percy Priest lake.
My husband just took our girls canoeing and tubing on the Harpeth River last week but we’re ready for bigger waters! Growing up my dad always had a boat and I’ve been on ski boats, house boats, catamarans, and more. Boating is just one of those recreational activities that generations can enjoy and share, whether you’re cruising on a houseboat and camping out on the water, water skiing, or fishing. There’s just something about the water and boat lifestyle that is invigorating and just plain fun. Both my husband and I work in technology fields and being out on the water we feel super connected to nature, and not our phones or email!
91 percent of Americans believe there are benefits for children to be on the water, including: getting outdoors; appreciating nature; spending quality time with family; and disconnecting from technology, according to data from Discover Boating/Kelton Research.
A friend as invited us to visit his lake house and we’ll be heading there the end of August. We always love enjoying unplugging and taking his boat out — I love relaxing on the water but our girls are all about tubing!
My girls tubing on Center Hill Lake here in Middle Tennessee. Do your kids love water sports?
Discover Boating is a great online resource, whether you’re thinking about buying a boat, considering renting one for Labor Day weekend, or you’ve been a boat owner for years. Discover Boating has great resources and educational tools for boaters of all levels:
Have you heard of country music star Jake Owen? He’s a lifelong boater and angler. To learn more about how he lives (and loves) the boating lifestyle, plus how it is the inspiration behind his feel-good vibe music, you won’t want to miss this Discover Boating interview.
Have you been boating this summer with your family? What’s your favorite water sport?