You don’t have to be an “outdoor person” to enjoy the breathtaking beauty that surrounds us here in Middle Tennessee. No matter how often you go or how extensive your knowledge of the walking trails around town, The Tennessee Trails Association is sure to open your eyes to new experiences.
So next time you’re sitting around, wondering how you’re going to fill your weekend, think about getting up and getting out into the Tennessee wilderness. There’s even an organization to get you started!
The Tennessee Trails Association is a non-profit organization, founded in 1968, whose mission is to promote the development of a state wide system of hiking trails.
Throughout the year, TTA members enjoy the many hiking opportunities afforded by the hundreds of miles of Tennessee Trails.
Many TTA members also volunteer their time and energy to build and maintain trails on both public and private land throughout Tennessee. If you would like to be a part of this great effort, check out their volunteer opportunities!
TTA is also a member of the Southeast Foot Trails Coalition, which promotes an interconnected trail system in the southeast.
For more information, contact:
Tennessee Trails Association
P.O. Box 41446
Nashville, TN 37204
Can’t get enough of Tennessee’s beautiful parks? Take a look at some of these:
Radnor Lake State Historic Park-
This 1,118-acre site, nestled within the steep Overton Hills only eight miles from downtown Nashville, is a popular sanctuary among birdwatchers and photographers. The 85-acre Radnor Lake offers unmatched scenic beauty and opportunities for nature observation. The area features six miles of easy to strenuous walking trails.
Cedars of Lebanon-
Cedars of Lebanon State Park and Forest was named for the Cedars of Lebanon that once existed in the land of King Solomon. Not actually a cedar tree, these junipers were so valuable that the area was cut out by the turn of the century and replanted by the Work Progress Administration (WPA) laborers in the 1930’s. Over 20 endemic native wildflowers can be seen in the cedar glades during the annual wildflower tours in April.
For more information on these and other Tennessee State Parks, visit www.tnstateparks.com or call (615) 532-0001.