One of the most special places in Mt Juliet, in my opinion, is Old Hickory Lake. I have always loved the water and I love being on Old Hickory Lake. The history about the lake from Wiki says:
"Old Hickory Lake is a reservoir in north central Tennessee. It is formed by the Old Hickory Lock and Dam (36°17′48″N 86°39′20″W), located on the Cumberland River at mile 216.2 in Sumner and Davidson Counties, approximately 25 miles (40 km) upstream from Nashville. The city of Hendersonville is situated on the northern shoreline of the lake, and Old Hickory, a portion of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County, is located on the southern side of the lake, just upstream of the lock and dam. The lake extends 97.3 miles (156.6 km) upstream to Cordell Hull Lock and Dam (36°17′25″N 85°56′36″W), near Carthage, Tennessee. The dam and lake are named after President Andrew Jackson (nicknamed "Old Hickory"), who lived in the vicinity, at The Hermitage.
The lock, dam, powerhouse and lake are operated and supervised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' personnel under the direction of the District Engineer at Nashville. Construction started in January 1952, and dam closure was completed in June 1954.
Old Hickory Lake is a mainstream storage impoundment on the Cumberland River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The reservoir contains 22,500 acres (91 km2) at an elevation of 445 feet (above sea level) and extends 97.3 river miles. Water level fluctuations are minimal with minimum pool elevation at 442 feet (135 m). Public facilities include eight marinas, two Corps-operated campgrounds, and 41 boat access sites, as well as the Old Hickory Lake Arboretum."
There is great fishing, boating and eating on Old Hickory Lake. I live on the Mt Juliet side of the lake and Hendersonville, TN is on the opposite side. We have tried most of the Marina type restaurants on the lake which usually offer decent fair with live music, including Fish Tales at Cedar Creek Marina in Mt Juliet, Awedaddy's in Gallatin (my personal fav), Anchor High Marina in Hendersonville and Sam's Grill at Blackjack Cove at Old Hickory. Sunsets are another favorite of mine on Old Hickory. Here are a couple pictures I captured from this season on the lake.
Mt Juliet is situated between two beautiful lakes. The other lake is Percy Priest Lake and is located on the south side of the city. Because of this, the nickname for Mt Juliet is the city between the lakes. Come out and visit Mt Juliet and see our beautiful lakes and if you decide to stay awhile, I would love to help you find some property!