If you’ve chosen to spend your retirement years in the lovely town of Collierville, Tennessee, then you likely already know that you couldn’t have found a more friendly and caring community. Collierville offers all of the charm of television’s most iconic small-town, Mayberry, but it is firmly rooted in reality. Plus, you’ll never have to think very hard about what to do in Collierville, because something fun and interesting always lies right around the corner. To become better acquainted with the town and its community, explore some of the entertaining attractions we’ve listed below.
What to Do in Collierville
Herb Parsons Lake
If retirement for you means more time for boating and fishing, then you’ll definitely want to spend some time on Herb Parsons Lake. Boat rentals are available if you don’t have your own, and you are welcome to fish from the large pier. Plan on catching catfish, yellow bass, bluegill, and crappie. A picnic area and restrooms are also available.
W.C. Johnson Park
If you’re wondering what to do in Collierville on a lovely day, try this beautiful park. Ponds, fountains, and an abundance of wildlife surround the boardwalk and walking trails. Speaking of which, don’t forget your binoculars for excellent bird watching! Plus, you’re welcome to pack bread or popcorn to feed the ducks. This is also a great place to bring your grandchildren during hot summer days to enjoy Ryan’s Place Playground, which is a water-spray park that allows children (age 12 and under) to cool off in a fun, free way.
Head down to Collierville’s Main Street and Town Square for special events. You’ll enjoy a series of concerts in the summer months, and each May brings the Fair on the Square and the Symphony in the Rose Garden. The Historic District hosts many festivities throughout the year, and you can enjoy shopping at the specialty boutiques and dining at the delicious eateries at any time. Other popular offerings include exploring the log cabin and the vintage train, and beautiful Confederate Park is a wonderful gathering spot.
Morton Museum of Collierville History
Perfectly situated in a historic church, this museum offers a permanent display that covers the entire history of the town and the important part that it played in the Civil War. Rotating art exhibits, guest speakers, interactive learning opportunities for your grandchildren, and various special events are held throughout the year. Finally, painting and other creative classes are scheduled regularly, and admission is always free.
The Avenue Carriage Crossing
If you adore shopping, stop by this fabulous open-air mall, which offers approximately 75 shops and restaurants. The mall also organizes special events and fun activities on a regular basis, including carriage rides and live musical performances.
We also encourage you to check out our blog post about senior activities in Collierville.
Looking for a retirement community in Collierville? If so, we urge you to consider joining Hearthside Senior Living of Collierville. You will love our spacious apartments and convenient services and amenities, such as exercise classes, a beautiful dining room, and group activities. If you’re interested in learning more about the facility or scheduling a tour, please give us a call at 901-651-2503 or click here. We look forward to hearing from you!
P.S. Be sure to check out our blog post about the climate in Collierville so that you know what to pack!