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 Feb 14, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2019 **  

2/21
Thu

Columbia/Franklin

February 21, 2019 – Old Stone Fort, Manchester, TN – Hike at 9 am.

The Old Stone Fort was built during the Middle Woodland Period, 1,500-2,000 years ago. Native Americans used this area continuously for about 500 years, eventually leaving it abandoned. By the time European settlers arrived, it was unclear of what the area had been used for which resulted in it being misnamed as a fort. In 1966, the state of Tennessee purchased 400 acres of the Chumley estate as the core of what is now Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park.

The park is home to an abundance of activities for guests to enjoy. The main hiking trail follows the wall of Old Stone Fort which was used by the Native Americans as a ceremonial gathering place. The trail threads through dramatic scenery where you can see the original entrance of the fort which was designed to face the exact spot on the horizon where the sun rises during the summer solstice. Visitors can learn about the Old Stone Fort on this hike with twelve interpretive panels as well as enjoying the areas graceful waterfalls.  Meet at 8:00 am at Tollgate Medical Plaza, Thompson’s Station or contact Marvin Caine if you would like to meet at the head of the hiking trail.  Marvin Caine:  mlcaine@aol.com or 931.626.2754. 

Marvin Caine:  mlcaine@aol.com or 931.626.2754

2/24
Sun

Columbia/Franklin

Warner Access Park – Nashville, TN – February 24, 2019 – 1:30 pm

A 448-acre expansion of Nashville’s Warner Parks system — the payoff of millions in private dollars raised over several years to add more land — is now under way in the first of a series of changes that will give new access to park goers.  

Metro recently kicked off work on a new entranceway at the intersection of Highway 100 and Old Hickory Boulevard, where the latter currently dead ends. Combined with a new parking lot, it will serve as the front door for 225 acres of wooded hills known as the Burch Reserve.  

The project will effectively open Edwin Warner Park to the north side of Highway 100 thanks to a new pedestrian tunnel that will go underneath a CSX railroad line that runs parallel to the highway. With new traffic signals, pedestrians will be able to walk from the existing Warner Park Nature Center across Highway 100 to the Burch Reserve entrance.  This is a 3-mile hike.  There are some inclines so be prepared.

We will meet at McDonald’s (4908 Main Street, Spring Hill) at 12:30 p.m.  For those who would rather go separately, we will meet at the Nature Center in Edwin Warner Park at 1:30 pm.

Jane Coffey:  jecoffey0644@gmail.com or 615.516.6551

    ** May 2019 **  

5/4
Sat

TTA

1:00 pm Second Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

    ** August 2019 **  

8/3
Sat

TTA

1:00 pm Third Quarter TTA Board Meeting

Hermitage Branch Library
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

36.1771896,-86.6155296

    ** October 2019 **  

10/18-
10/20

TTA

October 18-20, 2019.  Annual Membership meeting.

Fairfield Glade. Crossville, TN

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