TTA has chartered the Sumner Trail chapter to serve folks living in Hendersonville, Gallatin, and the Sumner County area.

The Sumner Trail chapter co-Chairs are Marcia Powell and Jenny Fitzgerald. Marcia can be reached at 615-517-8185 and Jenny can be reached at 217-855-3013. They both can be reached at this e–mail address.

The Chapter Treasurer is John Jones, 615-533-0127 or this e–mail.

The Chapter's Board Representative is Duane Frichtl, 309-830-9720 or this e–mail.

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Upcoming Sumner Trails Hikes and Programs:

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Date Chapter Hike Leader or Contact
    Updated Jan 28, 2020 Please pre-register. Schedules are subject to change!
    ** February 2020 **  


Sumner Trails

Monday, February 3. Beaman Park 3.2 miles. Nashville 9:30 am. Easy to moderate with a couple of hills. Join us on a 3.2 Mile loop that leaves from the Beaman Park Nature Center (5911 Old Hickory Blvd). We will follow the Sedge Hill Trail down to the Creek and take the Henry Hollow Loop Trail up across the ridge and back down to the creek, returning back along the Sedge Hill Trail to the Nature Center. Those who wish to carpool, please meet us at the Kroger in the Glenbrook Shopping Center at 9:00 am (1010 Glenbrook Way, Hendersonville) or meet at the park Nature Center at 9:30.  For more information please contact Jenny Fitzgerald at or 615-517-8185. We hope you will join us!


 Jenny Fitzgerald


Sumner Trails

Wednesday. February 12. 2.4 miles.  Easy to moderate. BLEDSOE CREEK STATE PARK, High Ridge and Shoreline Trails Loop.   At 10:00 am we will start the hike from the Visitor Center/Park Office, 400 Ziegler Fort, Gallatin, TN.  Trail surface includes gravel, dirt, rocks and steep stairs. Recommend water, hiking shoes and poles. For questions contact Bob Dudney at 615-415-7115 or

Bob Dudney at 615-415-7115


Sumner Trails

Thursday, February 20. The Hermitage - Home of President Andrew Jackson

Let’s visit the Historic home of President Andrew Jackson - The Hermitage. On this walking tour we will first enjoy the visitor center exhibit to learn some of Jackson’s amazing story. Then after about 30 minutes we will gather together and walk the smooth asphalt road up to the Hermitage Mansion for an interpreter-led tour inside his beautiful, two-story historic home to experience an important piece of Tennessee and our nation’s history. After the mansion tour we will walk out back to explore the gardens, grounds, creek and other historic buildings at our own pace before returning to the Gift shop as we finish up the tour. Tickets are $22/or $19 for Seniors. Please RSVP with me and if we have 15 or more I can obtain a group discount. Otherwise, we can purchase our tickets individually online or in-person the day of tour. After the tour we will stop to enjoy lunch on the lake at Sam’s Sports Grill (2001 Lakeshore Dr, Old Hickory, TN). Those who wish to carpool, please meet us at the Kroger in the Glenbrook Shopping Center at 9:00 am (1010 Glenbrook Way, Hendersonville) or meet at The Hermitage entrance at 9:30.  See for details and contact Jenny Fitzgerald at 615-517-8185 or with questions or to RSVP.


 Jenny Fitzgerald 615-517-8185


Sumner Trails

February 22. Saturday. ASHLAND CITY BICENTENNIAL GREENWAY.  4 MILES EASY. Back in the early 1900’s the Tennessee Central Railroad chugged along this route going from Nashville to Clarksville where it connected with the giant Illinois Central Railroad. The old TC ceased operating in 1968 but you can still see evidence of the railway which eventually became the Greenway. This hike is a classic Rails-To-Trails Greenway and follows the old railroad grade on a paved surface which makes it a nice flat winter hike. For the first portion of the hike there is a swamp on the left and a steep bluff on the right but then enters a more open landscape for the last portion, crossing several bridges over creeks and over lake water from the Sycamore Creek embayment. The highlight of this trail is the iconic large iron trestle over Sycamore Creek. You won’t need your boots or poles for this one.  We will have lunch at Riverview Restaurant after the hike. Meet for carpooling at Hendersonville First Presbyterian Church, 172 W. Main parking lot at 9:00 am. For further info contact Chugging Al at or call/text (615) 454-7673

 Chugging Al
 (615) 454-7673


Sumner Trails

Saturday, February 29 - LEAP Day Hike the Hendersonville Greenway. 4 miles. Easy. 

Let’s enjoy a 4 mile stroll together celebrating our extra day this year! Meet at the Hendersonville Public Library (140 Saundersville Rd) at 10 am. We will hike from the library 2 miles over to the Drakes Creek Ballpark area and return back 2 miles to the Library. This paved trail goes along the creek for much of the way for a scenic stroll. For more information please contact Jenny Fitzgerald at or 615-517-8185. We hope you will join us!


 Jenny Fitzgerald

    ** October 2020 **  



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