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 Oct 19, 2019 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** November 2019 **  



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Preservation Park

This 200 acre park is the newest addition to Thompson’s Station.  Formerly a local grazing pasture, this property was once part of the Battle of Thompson’s Station, a noteworthy confederate victory in the Civil War. 

There is a park Master Plan currently under review by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Preservation Park, aptly named in pursuit to preserve a cultural and historical heritage that can be enjoyed for generations to come, is roughly 200 acres and situated in the middle of Thompson’s Station.  The majority of the parkland is maintained in a land trust with the State of Tennessee to ensure its protection.  Not only did the Town wish to pursue this preservation of our heritage, but also intended to implement the vision of providing a regional greenway that would provide healthy opportunities for the community to engage with nature.  Preservation Park is predominantly in a natural state and offers some of the best natural beauty in the region with trails that meander through the park with magnificent views.  Preservation Park is an opportunity for the residents to engage with nature and the greenway developed throughout the park provides the backbone for an entire trail system that will link parkland with residents and more.  As the Town works to develop the full master plan for the park, additional resources will be provided to educate the public and provide an amenity that is accessible to all leaving a lasting legacy protecting our natural, cultural and historical resources.  We will meet at McDonald’s at 4910 Main Street (Williamson County side), Spring Hill at 8:00 a.m.  You can also meet us at the Preservation Park trail head at 8:30 a.m.  If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Lewis. 
Location: Going west on Thompson’s Station Rd W., past Town Hall and the red caboose, 100 yards past the train tracks on the right is the southwest corner of the park and parking lot.
Address: 1600 Thompson’s Station Rd West, Thompson’s Station TN

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