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 has moved its meetings to the Barnabas Center located at 506 Fair Street, which is behind St. Paul’s Episcopal Church located on Main Street in Franklin. We have changed our meeting dates from monthly to quarterly on the first Tuesday of each quarter. Socializing between 6:00 and 7:00 and the program begins at 7:00 pm CT.

For more information, please contact either of the Chapter co-chairs: Marvin Caine at this email or telephone 931-626-2754 or Jane Coffey, at this email or telephone 615-516-6551

Upcoming Columbia/Franklin Hikes and Programs:

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Jun 13, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** June 2019 **  



Beaman Park Hike

Located in northwest Nashville near Joelton. This wild and rugged land is a unique treasure in Nashville’s park system and features a Highland Rim forest type, unique plant associations and species, and a rugged landscape with steep slopes, narrow hollows, and streams and waterfalls. Beaman Park is a rugged sanctuary of unique natural beauty where visitors can experience a peaceful connection with nature, view and learn about plants and wildlife, and realize the importance of preserving the natural world for future generations. Hike does have some inclines which make this more than just a moderate hike.

If someone wants to meet us at Beaman Park for the hike, we can meet them at the Nature Center in the Park at 9 a.m.  Otherwise, we will meet at Tollgate Medical Plaza in Thompson’s Station on Saturday, June 15, at 8 a.m.  Please leave a number so we can contact you in case of inclement weather.

Jane Coffey - or 615.516.6551

    ** July 2019 **  



Chestnut Bend Trail
This is a paved trail looping behind Franklin High School and the Franklin Recreation Complex.  Easy hike on a paved road.  Because of anticipated hot weather, we will meet at 7:00 a.m. on that Saturday.  After the hike, we plan on stopping for breakfast.  If you are interested, please contact Ellen Clark to let her know that you will be participating.  She will give you the particulars concerning the meeting place.  Hope to see you for a mid-summer hike.

Ellen Clark - or 615.482.3605

    ** August 2019 **  



11:00 am Third Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076


    ** October 2019 **  



October 18-20, 2019.  Annual Membership meeting.

Fairfield Glade. Crossville, TN

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