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 at 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. Come early between 6:00 and 6:30 pm and enjoy dinner and socializing before 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 Nov 23, 2017 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** November 2017 **  
    ** December 2017 **  



Beaman Park - December 2, 2017

Beaman Park is a highlight of the Nashville Park System.  Although the address is Ashland City, it actually is part of the Nashville Board of Parks and Recreation.  We are planning a five-mile hike through this great terrain.  For those not in the Williamson County area, we can meet at the Beaman Park Nature Center (see below).

The Beaman Park Nature Center is an environmental education and recreation facility of the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, and Megan Barry, Mayor. The nature center is a place where people and nature come together.

  • We serve as a jump-off point for exploring more than 1700 acres of Nashville’s Beaman Park.
  • We offer a wide range of environmental education programs, school field trips, educator training workshops, outdoor recreation programs, and other special activities for people of all ages.
  • We serve as a natural history and education reference center for individuals and groups.
  • We promote and serve as a resource for native plant landscaping.

Our facilities include the nature center which houses natural history displays, programming space, and a library; a 300 foot accessible boardwalk; grounds landscaped with native plants; and the main trailhead for five miles of hiking trails.

We will leave Spring Hill at 8:15 am in order to arrive at Beaman Park by 9:00 am.  The terrain is moderate, yet invigorating.  We plan on meeting behind McDonald’s in Spring Hill (4930 Main Street).  Call Jane Coffey (615.516.6551) or email to confirm.  Please leave contact information in case of inclement weather.  Thank you.

Jane Coffey:  615.516.5661 or


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