By Emily Blackmarr 

Memorial Day weekend is a time for families to spend quality time together, while honoring our veterans. 

This Memorial Day weekend will look a little different than normal, though.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, families are having to figure out other activities. 

For Tennesseans, this means to staying a little closer to home while figuring out how to still have fun. 

Although most plans usually involve taking the family for a beach trip or to the river, people could also consider thinking about visiting a Tennessee State Park. 

Montgomery Bell State Park is located just a few minutes outside Dickson and is open to the public from 7 a.m. to sunset. This gives ample time for families to visit, with plenty of activities still available.

Visitors can still stay in the lodges, cabins and even the hotel. Although the hotel restaurant is still closed for renovations, park visitors can still enjoy a dip in the pool.

Visitors are able to swim at the beaches, bring their own boats to Lake Acorn and Creech Hollow, rent paddle boats, and play volleyball in the newly-placed sand. 

Be aware that there are no lifeguards on duty at the beaches, and visitors are recommended to bring their own life jackets.

For more specific information on regulations for the State Parks, you can visit the link below.


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