Meeting Time: 1:00 PM
Meeting Place: Sellars Farm parking lot on Poplar Hill Road. See below for directions, or call the Long Hunter State Park office at[masked]
Hike Distance: 1.5 miles
Estimated Hike Time: 2 hours
Hike Leader: Archaeologist Bill Lawrence and the Friends of Long Hunter State Park
Take a walk back in time at the Sellars Farm site in Lebanon. Join State Prehistoric Archaeologist Bill Lawrence as we explore this historic site, which was once inhabited by the Mississippian Period Native Americans. Lack of foliage during late winter/early spring makes for a good time to view this unique area.
The easy hike is a mowed path on mostly level ground and approximately 1.5 miles. Port-a-johns are available on site; please bring drinking water. Keep in mind this will not be a fast-paced hike. There will be frequent stops for history/nature interpretation and discussion.
Although the trail itself is less than two miles long, there is plenty to see here -- including the ancient mounds/village, unique trees and wildflowers, and several rare dragonflies and damselflies. Spring Creek encircles most of Sellars Farm and is home to a wide variety of insects, snails, fish, amphibians, and other wildlife.
Kids are welcome, but no pets please. If weather is beyond a possible spring shower, we will send out a cancellation notice as soon as possible.
There will be an optional carpool leaving from the Long Hunter State Park office, located at 2910 Hobson Pike in Hermitage. Those wishing to join the carpool should meet in the parking lot beside the park office and be prepared to leave at 12:15 p.m. And please don't forget to offer your driver a few dollars for gas.
Also, if enough people are interested, participants may opt to get together for a late lunch/early supper at a nearby eating establishment afterwards.
Directions to Sellars Farm State Archaeological Area:
Sellars Farm is located in Wilson County -- less than five minutes from Interstate-40. From Nashville, take I-40 East and get off at Exit 239-A (Highway 70 East/Watertown Exit). Merge right off the exit ramp and head east toward Watertown. Go approximately 1.5 miles and then turn left onto Poplar Hill Road. Go about a half-mile and look for the the Sellars Farm sign (and gravel parking area) on the left.