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Lindsay Ferrier

Lindsay Ferrier is a wife, mom, stepmom, freelance travel writer, and author of the blog Suburban Turmoil. She lives just over the Franklin border and loves exploring the area with her kids, her husband, and all by herself! Lindsay loves all things outdoors, local history, and great food. She's excited to share her finds with you.

A Look at the New Peacock Hill Park, A Nature Lover’s Paradise

May 15, 2024

There’s no better way to savor Franklin’s beautiful spring weather than with a hike. The area’s lush green foliage, pastoral countryside, and profusion of flowering plants and trees make spring…

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Get Ready for a Royally Good Time at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival

April 15, 2024

I used to think Renaissance festivals weren’t really my scene—at least until last year, when my teens asked me to take them to the Tennessee Renaissance Festival. Thanks to that experience,…

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See Spring in Full Bloom on Franklin’s 5 Best Wildflower Hikes

April 11, 2024

Fall is so vibrant and gorgeous in Franklin that it tends to get all the attention — but in this longtime Tennessean’s opinion, spring is just as glorious — particularly…

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The Ultimate Guide to a Superb Spring Break in Franklin, Tennessee

February 13, 2024

It’s hard to imagine any place more gorgeous than Franklin in the springtime. Flowers bloom everywhere you look and the landscape transforms almost overnight from dull brown to vibrant shades…

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Discover the Fascinating History of Franklin’s Black Citizens on This House Tour

February 13, 2024

Franklin is famous for its historic home tours, which tell the story of the Civil War’s bloody Battle of Franklin from the perspective of the families who lived through it. But until…

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Learn How Historians Are Ensuring “The Fuller Story” Is Told at Rippa Villa

January 30, 2024

Just a few minutes from Franklin in picturesque Spring Hill, a Greek Revival-style estate called Rippa Villa sits on 98 acres of pastoral farmland. Built in the mid-1850s by Nat Cheairs, the…

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The Ultimate Franklin Holiday Gift Guide: 14 Unique Ideas to Delight Everyone on Your List

December 1, 2023

There’s not much that feels better than finding the perfect holiday gift for that special someone in your life – particularly since most of us spend way too much time…

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Even Locals Are Amazed by Franklin’s Surprising Native American History

November 3, 2023

Franklin is well-known as one of Tennessee’s most historic towns, but what you may not know is that its history goes back much farther than the Civil War. Believe it…

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A road in Lieper's Fork, Franklin

Here’s How to Have the Perfect Day in Leiper’s Fork

September 29, 2023

Mention Leiper’s Fork to a Tennessee native, and they’ll likely tell you to “Hush!” We like to think of this quaint little unspoiled village as our own special secret —…

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The Ultimate Franklin Fall Bucket List

September 27, 2023

Franklin is certainly a sight to behold in the fall. The crisp weather, vibrant blue skies, autumn leaves, and harvest decorations make walking through the town feel as if you’ve…

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