Meeting Time: 2:00 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: Nia
Take a walk back in time at the Sellars Farm Archaeological site in Lebanon. This will be a rare opportunity to visit this historic area, which was once inhabited by the Mississippian Period Native Americans. The trail itself is less than two miles long, but 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.
Keep in mind this will not be a fast-paced hike. There will be frequent stops for history/nature interpretation and discussion. Please remember to bring water, insect repellent and comfortable shoes.
No pets, please. Kids are welcome.
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.