Mark your calendars for our Eighth Annual Spring Picnic to meet new members and connect with old friends!
Join Nashville Hiking Meetup, Paddle Adventures Unlimited and Franklin 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! (You must bring and wear your PFD. Rangers do patrol this area.)
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.
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.
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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