The Columbia-Franklin chapter serves hikers in Williamson and Maury Counties. Hikes are regularly scheduled throughout the year on the many trails in this region, as well as in other parts of the state. Check the TTA calendar for more information about upcoming hikes.

The Columbia-Franklin chapter meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Grand Buffet Chinese Restaurant, 5228 Main Street, #B1, Spring Hill, TN 37174. The restaurant is located just north of Spring Hill on Highway 31. (map) Come early at 6:00 pm and enjoy dinner and socializing before the program begins at 7:00 pm CT at

Contact Carolyn Watson, the chapter chair, at 901-652-9089 for more information or send her an email. The Chapter Program Coordinator is Ellen Clark, email or telephone 615-595-2640. The Chapter Hike Coordinator is Jane Coffey, email or telephone 615-516-6551.


Upcoming Columbia/Franklin Hikes and Programs:


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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Dec 08, 2016 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** December 2016 **  

12/6
Tue

Columbia/Franklin

The Columbia/Franklin chapter will be meeting at the Barnabas Center at 506 Fair Street, Franklin, TN 37064 on December 6.  The Barnabas Center is located behind St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Franklin.  It has a kitchen with a microwave if you would like to bring something to eat.  We will be discussing the future of the Columbia/Franklin chapter and whether we should merge with another chapter for our monthly hikes and meetings.  We will be there at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:00 p.m.  Please bring any ideas or suggestions for this meeting.

Jane Coffey:  jecoffey0644@gmail.com
Marvin Caine:  mlcaine@aol.com
Janeth McKendrick:  janetmck@aol.com

12/10
Sat

Columbia/Franklin

Radnor Lake State Park is a 1,332-acre park and is protected as a Class II Natural Area. It is unique due to the abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities, environmental education programs, hiking opportunities and its location in an urban area. The park is day-use only and the more than six miles of trail are strictly used for hiking, photography and wildlife observation. Pets, jogging and bicycles are only allowed on the Otter Creek Road trail. The Lake Trail is accessible to people with all-terrain wheelchairs. 

Jane Coffey will lead this hike on December 10, 2016.  We will take the Otter Creek Pkwy to South Lake/South Cove trail and continue on the South Cove ridge and back down onto South Lake Trail.  Then we will take the Otter Creek Road trail over to the eastern edge of the hiking area and hike a portion of the Ganier Ridge before traveling down to the Lake Trail.  Parts of the trail are somewhat strenuous (hiking up the South Cove ridge), but the majority of the hike will be moderate. 

Plan to meet at McDonald’s parking lot in Spring Hill (4910 Main Street) at 7:45 a.m. on that day.  If others would like to meet us, we can meet at the Information Center at Radnor Lake at 8:45 a.m.  There is no place to eat at Radnor Lake and the park does not have picnic facilities so we will plan to eat somewhere in the surrounding area of Brentwood.  Contact Jane Coffey if you plan to attend the hike, but please leave contact information in case of inclement weather.  Thank you.

Jane Coffey: jecoffey0644@gmail.com