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Full Moon Hike at Peeler Park


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

We'll start at 6 PM 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.

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.


(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.

Bill will be at the trailhead rain or shine--even if it's just to say "go home."  Look for Bill at the info kiosk; his cell is[masked] if you get lost.

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  • Lynne o.

    Great! I had no idea Nashville has this!

    August 21, 2013

  • Susie

    Beautiful hike. Metro has secured a gem with this property. Bill thank you for sharing your knowledge about Peeler Park.

    August 21, 2013

  • karen

    It was fun...what a beautiful adventure!

    August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The water's calling my name...

    August 20, 2013

  • bill h.

    Hey folks, just a few reminders before this evening.

    Please allow plenty of time to get there.

    We will be crossing fields of high grass Due to the rains, some of the trip will require crossing muddy patches and some stretches of standing water.
    Please wear appropriate footwear. Try to convince the sky to clear up so we can see the moon. :)

    August 20, 2013

  • Petrice B.

    I will be bring one guest LaVelle Brannon

    August 15, 2013

  • Susie

    Bringing a friend

    August 13, 2013

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