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Hike at Peeler Park--Easy

 

Join us for a morning hike at this jewel hidden in the middle of the city.

We'll start at 8 AM sharp with a quick pace for 30 minutes along the level paved Greenway past the boardwalk over the "swamp" to the far end of the Park turning into The Taylor Farm segment to hike the old farm(dirt) roads.
We'll go for 30 minutes to see the trailhead under construction on Menees Rd. then head back into the park and climb up-and-down two easy hills ending at a high spot 200 feet above the rest of the park where we can view some of the city. We'll head back downhill to pass by the old farm house before returning to the paved greenway and trailhead.
Expect to see deer and possibly herons, hawks, turkeys and who knows what else? Bring ample water, insect repellent, footwear suitable for dirt trails and water. Binoculars would be fun, too!
Expect some parts to be across uncut fields with hay/grass 2 or more feet tall. Dress appropriately.
Please plan ample time to make it to Peeler before the hike begins.
Directions:
(For GPS enter 2330 Neelys Bend Rd., Madison TN 37115)
From the south, take Briley Parkway north to exit 14 Gallatin Pike North/Madison, go north on Gallatin Pike past the graveyards and continue approximately 1.5 miles. Keep right. Turn right onto Neelys Bend Rd at Walgreens/City Road Chapel Methodist. There is only one way to turn onto Neelys Bend.
Follow for 7+ miles or until you are sure you will never get there. :) Go past the Dead End sign at Menees Rd for 2+ miles further. Trailhead and boat ramp parking lot are at the end of the road. Look for Bill at the info kiosk; his cell is[masked] if you get lost.

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  • Nancy

    Great hike. It wasn't hard, but still a good workout. Bill is very knowledgeable about the park and made it interesting. Thanks Bill!

    July 21, 2013

  • Pat

    I am still planning to be there in the morning.

    July 20, 2013

  • Bob S

    I started not to sign up because the hike was full.Good things come to those who wait. :-)

    July 20, 2013

  • bill h.

    Folks, the forecast calls for rain Sunday afternoon and evening so I'm moving this up to Sunday morning.
    If this won't work for you, please RSVP asap.
    This hike will be repeated at a later date.

    July 20, 2013

  • Giselle

    Bringing my dog too

    July 10, 2013

  • bill h.

    5 or so

    July 9, 2013

  • Becca

    About how many miles total will this be?

    July 9, 2013

  • Pat

    This sounds like a fun hike.

    July 9, 2013

  • Tim H.

    Hello Bill,
    Looking forward to it , <;- )

    July 9, 2013

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