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The Sixth-and-one-half Annual Spring Picnic! - Long Hunter State Park

Mark your calendars for our Sixth-and-one-half Annual Spring Picnic to meet new members and connect with old friends! We've thrown a spring picnic every year going back to 2007, but we canceled 2010 because of the flood, hence the half!

Join Nashville Hiking MeetupPaddle Adventures Unlimited and Brentwood, Franklin & Coolsprings 40+ Funseekers as we grill some grub and play friendly games of cornhole, horseshoes, Frisbee, or whatever we have equipment for. There is a playground and lots of trails to hike or bike there as well. Paddlers bring your boats! The water level should be high enough to put in.

Kids, bikes, strollers welcomed! No dogs allowed in this area of the park.

Bring your own meat or veggies to grill along with these items to share based on your last name:

A - I: Side dish (chips, dips, veggies, fruit, potato salad) AND serving spoons
J - R:
Bottled or canned drinks and ice plus coolers if you have one
S - Z:
Desserts

We'll provide the plates, napkins, cups, and forks. Grills are provided; let us know if you can bring some charcoal.

Also, please bring camp chairs and any sports equipment you have to share (soccer ball, Frisbee, football, corn hole, your kayak or canoe, etc.). Paddlers: yes, you can put in right here beside the picnic shelter!

Our trip leaders will be wearing sombreros so you can pick them out. If you're new, please introduce yourself to our trip leaders!

Which of these trip leaders above still lives in Nashville?

 

Carpool with a friend to save space at the park. We don't have an official carpool set up so arrange this with your hiking buddies on your own or post a note in your RSVP.


Hiking

For those who wish to do some hiking after the picnic, Long Hunter Naturalist Jason Allen will lead a hike from the Couchville Lake picnic shelter at about 3:00 p.m.


Once again, Mike will be selling his fantastic hot sauce in over a dozen varieties. Bring cash to purchase this awesome sauce!


 

Directions
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From Nashville, take I-40 East to Mt. Juliet Road, Exit 226-A. Go south (right) 6.2 miles to the main park entrance on your left. Or, take I-24 east to Old Hickory Boulevard, Exit 62. Go north (left) on SR[masked] miles to the main park entrance on your right.

Once in the park, turn left following signs to Couchville Lake shelter.

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  • Mary G S.

    I had fun; so glad I came!

    May 19, 2013

  • Mark M.

    Good to see everyone.

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I didn't make it. I woke up this morning feeling like I had been run over by a truck. :0( Next year!!

    May 19, 2013

  • Kelly S.

    Another great annual spring picnic! Despite the rain predictions, we didn't feel any drops until the event was over! So glad so many of you came out despite the potential for rain.

    2 · May 19, 2013

  • Amy A.

    Had a good time chatting with people!

    May 19, 2013

  • Richard D.

    Great seeing everybody again.

    May 19, 2013

  • Lance O.

    This should be fun. I'm going to bring a rain jacket just in case.

    May 19, 2013

  • Angela R.

    I am not feeling well today, so I wont be there. Have fun!

    May 19, 2013

  • Kelly S.

    Picnic is still on, folks!

    May 19, 2013

  • Marilyn R.

    My catagory is bottled or canned drinks. What kind of beer does everyone want?

    May 13, 2013

    • Marilyn R.

      Thanks for letting me know.

      May 13, 2013

    • Lance O.

      Anything but Coors or Coors Light. lol

      May 19, 2013

  • Jason A.

    hey gang, just remember that the picnic area is under a large shelter. so if it rains at any point, you should be able to stay dry. the latest forecast shows 30% chance of scattered showers. right now it's overcast at the park, but no rain. the sun even peeped out a couple of times in the past hour...

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Naomi S.

    It looks like a wash out. What do you think?

    May 19, 2013

    • James Q

      I don't think it's going to be that bad. The line of storms passed to the north and it looks relatively clear behind it. Storms could still form but the chances drop as we head into the afternoon.

      May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gonna bail--huge thunderstorms going on up north where I'm at, pouring down rain and heading east. Not fun picnic weather. I hope y'all don't get rained out!

    May 19, 2013

    • James Q

      Looking at the current radar, most of the storms are up north but not in Nashville.

      May 19, 2013

  • Maggie O.

    Sorry, I am not able to attend.

    May 19, 2013

  • Linda J.

    is anyone coming from belmont/lipscomb area and staying through the cleanup committee??? My daughter just drove in last night and will be joining me at the picnic, we are only taking 1 car - due to parking. I'm part of clean up crew, so if she wants to leave before I can - my thoughts were I could give her the car and I could catch a return ride with someone in the area. All tenative of course - we may both be there through cleanup. PS....Toomie we'll be part of that corn hole 2 on 2 competition

    May 19, 2013

  • Virginia M.

    A very close friend has just wound up in the hospital... I need to go hang out there, so can't make the picnic. Hope you all have loads of fun!!

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Weather looks rainy for the weekend. Are there any plans for a reschedule if it does rain?

    May 17, 2013

    • Kelly S.

      Well now it says higher chance. :-(

      May 17, 2013

    • Naomi S.

      I lookedat an hourly forecast and it's showing rain in the morning and then sunshine. Hopefully the precipitation will move out in time for the picnic.

      May 17, 2013

  • Pat and Glenn l.

    Pat & Glenn Lane will not be there because of business conflict.

    May 16, 2013

  • Jennifer

    How late will you be there? Can make it probably around 2.

    May 15, 2013

    • Kelly S.

      Picnic should be going on until 3 or 4.

      May 16, 2013

  • Jan T.

    I was SO looking forward to going, but have to work! Was waiting until the last minute to cancel, in hopes that I would have a new office job & be off for the weekend, but no dice... Hope you all have a wonderful time, though!

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a maybe, right now.

    May 14, 2013

  • John l.

    Im in for it

    May 14, 2013

    • Kelly S.

      Should be beautiful weather, John!

      May 14, 2013

  • Toomie

    I have a corn hole game in the garage I can bring. Yes, I'll try to set up some sort of 2 on 2 competition. Winners get bragging rights.

    May 13, 2013

  • Amy A.

    I have a small charcoal grill I can bring. It might only accommodate about 6 burgers (or the equivalent volume of veggies, chicken, whatever), but if it will help, I'll toss it in my trunk with some charcoal.

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • Kelly S.

    Oh, the main charcoal grill at the pavilion usually gets busy, so if anyone has a fairly portable grill (charcoal or gas), please bring!

    May 13, 2013

    • Linda H.

      Is there a list of food items and if so, what is missing?

      May 13, 2013

    • Kelly S.

      Linda, thanks for asking. I don't really track a list of food items with 125+ people coming, but, we always need Solo cups, paper towels, and garbage bags for cleanup time.

      May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I haven't been in able to hike yet. Had sciatica from scoliosis. Look forward to seeing you all at the picnic.

    May 13, 2013

  • Mary G S.

    I have charcoal!

    May 12, 2013

  • James L.

    I have an opportunity to work the opening of the Music City Center on the 19th.

    May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it

    1 · April 17, 2013

    • Kelly S.

      It's a great event every year, Pamela!

      April 28, 2013

  • Zoila R

    Sorry going to Pickwick Lake for weekend

    April 17, 2013

    • Kelly S.

      Zoila, you will be missed!

      April 28, 2013

  • Sharon B.

    Sounds like a fun time...I look forward to joining the group..

    1 · March 5, 2013

  • Keith W.

    I will be backpacking this weekend, but I will miss seeing everyone at this event.

    March 18, 2013

    • Kelly S.

      Aww, Keith! We'll miss you.

      April 13, 2013

  • zahran

    looking forward to meet you all for first time and have fun I'm in the club.

    April 6, 2013

    • Kelly S.

      Our picnics are definitely a fun event!

      April 13, 2013

  • Angela R.

    This will be my first event with this group. I am looking forward to it

    April 12, 2013

    • Kelly S.

      Look forward to meeting you!

      April 13, 2013

  • Liz

    I'm new to the group and I'm looking forward in meeting everyone. When I get there how will I be able to find this group will there be a sign for this group?

    April 10, 2013

    • Kelly S.

      You're exactly correct, Michael! It's a LEFT turn off the main park road.

      April 11, 2013

    • Kelly S.

      My brain said one thing and my hands typed another. I knew it was a left!

      April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to come.. see you there

    April 6, 2013

  • Lynn D.

    Well, wouldn't you know that's the weekend we scheduled for the virgin voyage of our 1968 newly acquired camper. I'm sorry to have to miss it. BTW, that's me on the left, hiking with a childhood friend. Hope to meet you all soon.

    April 4, 2013

  • Vivien

    It will be so nice to see everyone again!

    February 23, 2013

  • Linda H.

    If I am in town.

    February 22, 2013

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