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Letter from the Director
elcome to Cheatham County! Discover Cheatham County, the official visitors guide, will help you to navigate the area attractions and events in Cheatham County. A quiet little community within middle Tennessee, Cheatham County has a big heart and plenty of opportunities for your visiting pleasure. Choose a quiet ride through our winding backroads, spend the
day fishing, swimming, camping, or enjoy the adventure of canoeing down the Harpeth. Explore unique boutiques, restaurants, farms, or seasonal events full of fun. Dive in! Go where the locals go to discover why so many call Cheatham County ‘Home.’
When you discover Cheatham County, you will come back time and time again. Cheatham County is not just a great location for a get-away but for business events as well. If this is your first time to visit Cheatham County, get out, explore, and take part in all that our beautiful county has to offer with its amazing views and mouth-watering home cooked meals. Cheatham County will exceed your expectations.
Misty M. Keenan
Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce Michelle Greene, President Misty M. Keenan, Executive Director www.DiscoverCheathamCounty.org
Tim Adkins Amy Hill Eric E. Johnson
Misty Keenan Jenny Mabry
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Welcome to Cheatham County! Visit the Cheatham County Chamber office to pick up your “Travel Safe” goodie bag!
The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development kicks off its busiest travel season with a new campaign aimed at protecting the health of visitors and residents. The “For the Love of Tennessee, Travel Safe” initiative reminds residents to play—but play it safe—by exploring the state’s unmatched scenic beauty, outdoor activities, urbancenters and charming small towns while following key safety guidelines like mask- wearing, social distancing and sanitization.
What it Takes to Keep CHEATHAM COUNTY BEAUTIFUL
THE CUMBERLAND RIVER is a major waterway of the Southern United States. The 688-mile- long (1,107 km) river drains almost 18,000 square miles (47,000 km2) of southern Kentucky and north-central Tennessee. The river flows generally west from a source in the Appalachian Mountains to its confluence with the Ohio River near Paducah, Kentucky, and the mouth of the Tennessee River. Major tributaries include the Obey, Caney Fork, Stones, and Red rivers. Although the Cumberland River basin is predominantly rural, there are also some large cities on the river, including Nashville and Clarksville, both in Tennessee. Also, the river system has been extensively developed for flood control, with major dams impounding both the main stem and many of its important tributaries.
Cheatham County is one of the most beautiful counties in Middle Tennessee with its rolling hills, lush vegetation, sprawling river, and quaint small towns ready to welcome you with open arms. Saving the beauty of Cheatham County is a collaborative effort between government, private businesses, and organizations by educating our youth to grow with personal responsibility, stellar citizenship and character. Caring for our county’s beauty starts at home and strengthened through education.
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FIND YOUR LOVE OF THE OUTDOORS IN CHEATHAM COUNTY
Ziplining • Swimming • Boating Fishing • Kayaking • Hiking Picnicking • Bird Watching • Biking Camping • Outdoor Games
KINGSTON SPRINGS Photo by Desmond Lake Carving by Lundy Cupp Local Wood Carving Artisan
Brush Creek Recreation Area River Road, 3.5 miles south of Ashland City The area is for day-use and features a picnic shelter available for reservations, a playground, rest rooms, picnic tables with grills, an accessible fishing trail with pier and a launching ramp with courtesy float. Take Highway 49 across the Cumberland River and turn left on River Road to reach Brush Creek Recreation Area. Cheatham Dam Recreation Area Cheatham Dam Road off Hwy. 12, Cheap Hill Located 11 miles northwest of Ashland City, the right bank is a day- use area that provides picnic shelters that may be reserved. The area also features numerous individual picnic tables with grills, a beach with sand (no life guard on duty), boat launching ramps, playgrounds, volleyball courts, a softball field and public restrooms. Sycamore Creek Recreation Area 4 miles northwest of Ashland City Located on Chapmansboro Road, Sycamore Creek is a day-use area featuring a picnic shelter that may be reserved, a playground, restrooms, picnic tables with grills and a boat- launching ramp with courtesy float.
Nashville National Golf Links 1725 New Hope Road Joelton, TN 37080 615.746.0400
L undy and his art have been featured in art galleries (Including a solo exhibit in 2017 at Ensworth Gallery in Nashville, TN), two PBS television shows (Tennessee Crossroads and Tennessee’s Wildside), multiple television interviews, local newscasts, two feature articles in Nashville Arts Magazine and multiple blogs including one by the Editor of Fine Books and Collections Magazine for his book carvings. He is also a regular contributor to the international publication Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine featuring both his woodcarving and pumpkin carving. “I created that piece initially because I love this town and the incredible community spirit,” Lundy said, adding that both his love and reverence have grown over these last years. Known as “the old man in the tree,” the current piece was initially created to make something of a tree that was dying.
Adventureworks Zipline 1300 Narrows of The Harpeth Road Kingston Springs, TN 37082 www.adventureworks.com Ashland City Disc Golf 233 Tennessee Waltz Parkway Ashland City, TN 37015 615.792.7553 Dry Creek Trail Races www.worldsmarathons.com/ marathon/dry-creek-trail-races Foggy Bottom Canoe 1270 Hwy. 70 Kingston Springs, TN 37082 www.foggybottomcanoe.com Mound Bottom Archeological Site 1301-1399 Cedar Hill Road Kingston Springs, TN 37082 Narrows of the Harpeth 1640 Cedar Hill Road Kingston Springs, TN 37082 Riverbluff Triathlon Riverbluff Park Ashland City, TN 37015 www.abovethefoldevents.com/ riverbluff-triathlon.html With 3 Distance Options Ashland City, TN 37015
Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in the United States. More than 50 million Americans participate in freshwater, saltwater, and fly fishing. Only running activities have more participants. If you have ever been fishing before then you understand its popularity. Fishing is not just about catching fish it can create camaraderie. It allows you to get outside and enjoy nature. It is a new challenge every time you go! “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” ~Henry David Thoreau Cheatham County is home to multiple lakes, the Cumberland River, and many other fishing spots. You will have direct access to some of the best fishing spots in the area. It is no wonder why so many people love to visit Cheatham County to spend hours dreaming if “today is the day they catch the big one!” Visit the area’s top fishing locations and cast off today! Cheatham Lake a beautiful area that allows for fishing, swimming and picnics. 1798 Cheatham Dam Rd., Ashland City, TN 37015 Riverbluff Park a great park that includes a pavilion, playground, restrooms, picnic area and boat ramp. 175 Old Cumberland St., Ashland City, TN 37015 Marrowbone Lake a TWRA lake, quiet, open sunrise to sunset 7 days a week with bait shop. 6200 Marrowbone Lake Rd., Joelton, TN 37080 Harpeth River State Park offers multiple river access points with natural archaeological and historic areas.1254 Narrows of the Harpeth Rd., Kingston Springs, TN 37082
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CHEATHAM COUNTY offers breathtaking landscapes and a rich heritage. You’ll discover clean air, sparkling streams, historical sites and natural beauty. Cheatham Wildlife Management Area offers over 20,000 acres of a variety of outdoor recreation including hunting, archery, horseback riding trails, and bird watching. Exploring by canoe or on foot you’ll find some of the most unique man-made features found in nature at the Narrows of the Harpeth River and Mound Bottom. In Ashland City follow the Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail, an innovative rail to trail project, or visit the Cheatham County History Museum. There are ten boat ramp/launches on the rivers in Cheatham County, and many campsites and picnic areas near the Cheatham Dam and Lake. Don’t forget to check out farmers and artisans markets in Kingston Springs and Ashland City or take a stroll through a pick- your-own farm. Agriculture is big business in Cheatham County, and our farmers supply many of Nashville’s top restaurants. Be sure to visit one of our small towns and remember what it’s like when strangers waved at you, celebrated together as a community, and looked out for one another. They still do all those things in Cheatham County.
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Nature’s best kept secret is within minutes of downtown Nashville!
Award-Winning Riverbluff Triathlon Thriving in Cheatham County By Joe Fleenor, Owner and Race Director Nestled along the Cumberland River 20 minutes outside of downtown Nashville sits a park popular by locals and relatively unknown by everyone else in the greater Nashville area. The park – complete
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with a boat ramp, boat dock, vast parking lot
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for boat trailers, pavilions, restrooms, playground, a performance stage, water and electricity access throughout, and tons of open acreage primarily used for soccer – also adjoins a gorgeous, shaded Greenway system that spans for miles along the river, with a Friends of the Trail nonprofit group whose mission it is to maintain, expand and enhance. This park is called Riverbluff Park and the residents of Ashland City and Cheatham County have the luxury of visiting the park and taking advantage of all it has to offer. As someone who produces triathlons and other endurance races across the Southeast, I know a great race venue when I see one and the first time I laid eyes on Ashland City’s Riverbluff Park and the amenities Cheatham County had to offer, I quickly decided that a triathlon (which includes a swim, bike and a run) would be an instant success utilizing Riverbluff Park as the venue. What I had not
factored in was how wonderful and impactful the great working relationship
has been between our race
company and the Town of Ashland City. From the moment we presented the race idea to the Parks & Recreation department back in 2015 to where we are today, Ashland City parks, police, fire, public works, and Mayor’s office have been outstanding partners and providing our race participants an unrivaled welcome mat to the town. Since we launched the race in 2016, the Riverbluff Triathlon is one of the nation’s fastest-growing triathlons and has been voted by readers of Nashville Fit Magazine as “Best Triathlon” in Middle Tennessee. The
future of the race is also very bright. With new greenways, amenities and race distances being offered,
Riverbluff Triathlon has quickly
become a “must attend” race for locals and is becoming a regional race destination attracting racers from the likes of Memphis, Louisville, Atlanta, Knoxville and Chattanooga.
For more information on the Riverbluff Triathlon, visit www.riverblufftriathlon.com. Joe Fleenor, Owner
BE SAFE ONTHETRAIL. By Lori Ray, M.D. - Regents Medical Center Cheatham County is full of beautiful trails and walkways. I remember as a child spending Easters at Cheatham Dam soaking up the sun and water. Now there are many more options in our county for walking and enjoying the outdoors and I encourage you to try them all...but be prepared! BLISTERS are caused by friction between your skin and socks and/or footwear that don’t fit well. Make sure your socks and shoes aren’t slipping up and down your feet when you walk and keep your feet dry. If you get a blister and it’s painful, drain it with a sterile needle, allow the roof of the blister to stay as a cover and bandage it. SPRAINS happen most commonly to the ankle while walking. Good hiking boots with sturdy ankle support will help prevent an ankle sprain. Also, try to stay as much as possible on even ground and use a hiking pole. To treat an ankle sprain follow the RICE protocol: REST immediately, ICE, COMPRESSION, ELEVATION above the heart. CUTS happen commonly from branches and bushes. Treat with antiseptic and bandage. DEHYDRATION prevention and treatment is simple: take and drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated also helps prevent muscle cramps. SUNBURN can be prevented with sunblock, a sun hat or cap, and sun protective clothing. Sunburn contributes to skin cancer, cataracts, and the dreaded wrinkle not to mention a bad sunburn can ruin a beautiful day. Treat by applying a cool cloth or ice pack. Aloe vera or other after sun remedies can be applied.
Jackson Webb Nature Trail 2.33 miles with an additional .5 mile paved walking track attached. Pet friendly, must remain on leash. Easy course. 2500 Pleasant View Rd., Pleasant View, TN 37146
Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail
a 13.3 miles out and back trail located in Ashland City. Good for all skill levels and biking. The trail is accessible year-round. Pet friendly, must remain on leash. Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail, Ashland City, TN 37015 John C. Preacher Poole 2 mile tract with a connector to the Riverbluff Park. It is a beautiful, flat, paved track that is handicap accessible. Dog are not allowed. 100 Preacher Lane, Ashland City, TN 37015 The Challenge Trail 1 mile loop with 10 exercise stations throughout the course. It can be challenging due to the steep incline and decline of the path. It runs along the beautiful Harpeth River. Pet friendly, must remain on leash. 1160 Street Rd., Kingston Springs, TN 37082 Narrows of the Harpeth a 1.1 miles out and back trail located in Kingston Springs. It is good for all skill levels. The trail is an ideal spot for hiking, walking, and canoeing and is accessible year-round. Pet friendly, must remain on leash. 1254 Narrows of the Harpeth Rd., Kingston Springs, TN 37082
First Aid items to add to your Kit for the Car: Bandages Chemical Ice Pack Elastic Bandage/ACE wrap Antiseptic Sunblock of at least 25 SPF Water Tourniquet
Happy and Safe Trails to You! Lori Ray, M.D. - Regents Medical Center, P.C.
CAVES along the Cumberland River or its tributaries
Cedar Hill Cave located about a 1/2 mile Northeast of the Narrows of the Harpeth, 350 yards. Northwest of Cedar Hill School. Church Cave- Located near the mouth of the West fork of Pond Creek, 100 yards. Northwest of Pond Creek Church. Finch Cave- located 1 mile East of Narrows of the Harpeth, .7 mile Northwest of mouth of Mound Creek. Neptune Saltpeter Cave located 1.5 miles Southwest of Neptune on North wall of the Cumberland River, North of the Tennessee Central Rail Road tracks. Parachute Cave located approx. 2.5 miles East of Pegram on North side of Harpeth River. Twin Caves located on East side of Sams Creek, 1.2 miles South Southwest of the mouth of Sams Creek, .5 mile Southeast of old Lillamay School.
Cody’s Diner 113 Cumberland Street / 615.415.3368 Don Pancho Mexican Restaurant 232 Hutton Place, Suite 112 / 615.792.9340 El Rey Mexican Restaurant 114 S. Main Street / 615.792.1330 Gyro Cafe & Grill 309 N. Main Street / 615.246.1400 Hateful Chicken 164 S. Main Street, Suite 300 / 615.246.1563 Lakeview Market & Hardware 1910 River Rd/ 615.792.9144 Laredo’s Burrito & Taco Shop 202 N. Main St. / 615.246.1155 Mama D’s 605 N. Main Street, Suite D / 615.792.9651 Marrowbone Creek Brewery 240 S. Main St. / 615.953.0303 Mugs Coffee Hut 1212 Hwy. 12 (drive thru only) New China Star 332 Frey Street / 615.792.2882 O’Brien’s Southern Diner 2905 Hwy 49 West / 615.845.7227 Riverview Restaurant & Marina 110 Old River Road / 615.792.7358 Sassey’s Sweet Shop 189 Monroe Place / 615.845.7300 Sheygirl Coffee Co. 201 N. Main Street / 615.516.7001 Sidelines Grill 232 Hutton Place, Suite 101 / 615.792.6800 Vuocolo’s Italian Restaurant & Bar 189 Monroe Place, Suite 114 / 615.792.7447 Whitt’s BBQ 308 Frey Street / 615.792.9671
Full Espresso Bar Frappes & Milkshakes Pastries / Donuts Breakfast Sandwiches Chicken Salad, Smoked
Gouda Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches, Turkey Swiss Charcuterie Boards Meat / Cheese Boxes To Go
Open 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Flytes Brewhouse 76 Village Square, Suite 100 / 615.746.5874 Golly G’s 6308 Hwy. 41A / 615.746.5849 Guadalajara Mexican Grill 262 Village Square / 615.746.0776 Head’s BBQ 1055 Dorris Winters Road (Chapmansboro, TN) / 615.247.8621 Kilgore’s Family Restauran t 214 Village Square, Suite 100 / 615.398.5103 Kuramoto Japanese Restaurant 248 Centre Street / 615.746.8869 Leatherwood Distillery 6381 Hwy. 41A / 615.247.8788 Music City Catering Friday & Saturday - 2002 Hwy. 49 E. / 615.347.0242
El Jardin Mexican Restaurant 115 Luyben Hills Road / 615.952.9090 Fillin’ Station 385 N. Main Street / 615.952.2100 Iron Skillet I-40 Ext. 188 / Luyben HIlls Road / 615.952.3208 SKYKING Pizza 385 N. Main Street / 615.952.3107
Pedro’s Cocina Mexicana - 260 Ren Mar Drive / 615.247.8820 Sidelines Grill 220 Ren Mar Drive / 615.746.4252 Street Coffee Coffee Bar 238 Village Square/ Ste 100 PVcoffeebar@gmail.com Swezey’s Pub 254 Village Square / 615.398.5222 Whitt’s BBQ 2516 Hwy. 49 / 615.247.8005
Finch’s Country Store 438 Hwy. 70 / 615.646.2937
Chris’ Pizza 244 Village Square / 615.746.5556 Black Dog Spirits & Ale 256 Centre Street / 615.398.5244 El Dorado Mexican Restaurant 2524 Hwy. 49, Suite A / 615.247.8138
Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant
Vuocolo’s Italian Restaurant
Pedro’s Cocina Mexicana
Kilgore’s Family Restaurant
COMMUNITY- SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA) Cheatham County has a diverse selection of restaurants serving up catfish to sushi to the perfect pizza and locally churned ice cream. It is also rich in active farmland and prosperous gardens. Cheatham County produces an array of in-season fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey, flowers, milk, and much more. With more than 4,000 acres across the county producing soybeans and corn, an increasing number of farms are focusing on small- scale fruit and vegetables to provide to restaurants in surrounding counties and also to residents through the Community- Supported Agriculture program, or better known as CSA’s. Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA), is a system that connects producers with consumers by offering a subscription to a farm’s harvest whereby subscribers receive either a weekly or bi-weekly harvest box. CSA’s directly support the local food chain and offer members an easy and affordable way to try healthy new things, as well as, enjoy seasonal favorites. Currently, Cheatham County is home to multiple farms that offer CSA’s: No.9 Farms, Nourish Marketplace, and Harpeth Moon. Show your local farmers some love and check out their social media pages.
El Dorado Mexican Restaurant
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Pub and Subs Drink Specials / Happy Hour Daily Take-Out Available Dog-Friendly Patio Seating Private Room Available
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Services Roofing Carpentry General Repairs Painting Remodeling Decks Gutter Cleaning Lawn Service Pressure Washing Turn Keys Vinyl Siding Privacy Fences
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This brochure is funded in part through the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program, administered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Recreation Educational Services Division, Greenways and Trails Program.
The information on this map has been compiled by TDEC/State Parks staff from a variety of sources and is subject to change without notice. TDEC/State Parks makes no representations or warranties, expressed or implied as to accuracy, completeness,timeliness, or rights to the use of such information. This document is not intended for use as a survey product. TDEC/State Parks shall not be liable for any general, special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages including but not limited to: lost revenues or lost profits resulting from the use ormisuse of the information contained on this map. Any sale of this map or information on this map is prohibited except by written permission of TDEC/State Parks.
Percy Warner Parks
Edwin Warner Parks
Hwy 100 Access
Legend Park Boundary
Canoe Access Picnic Area Parking Trailhead Hiking Trail
Interstate Highway Road/Street Stream Trail
Please practice minimum impact usage
Ashland City Mercantile
Pleasant View Nursery
El Dorado Mexican Restaurant
ASHLAND CITY Ann Smith’s Rose Garden 103 Elizabeth Street / 615.792.7673 As You Wish Floral Designs 101 Stratton Blvd. / 615.804.3548 Bethesda Center 124 S. Main St. / 615.792.1389 Ashland City Mercantile 606 N. Main St. / 615.246.1661 Clockworks 607 N. Main St. / 615.792.3467 Curiosity Consignment 110A Frey St. / 615.698.5657 Norwood Jewelers & Gifts 606 N. Main St. / 615.792.5107 Sheyegirl Coffee Co. 201 N. Main St. / 615.516.7001 Shoe Show 232 Hutton Place / 615.792.3165 Stone Bridge Books, Gifts & Music 116 N. Main Street / 615.792.9651 JOELTON Viv & Dickey’s Record Shop & Vintage Clothing 1262 Jackson Felts Road 615.840.9482 Joelton Ashland City
PLEASANT VIEW Blossoms Florist 630 Hwy. 41A / 615.247.8594 La Belle Naturelle 2515 Hwy. 49 Lamontagne’s Home Furniture & Accessories 1105 Main St. / 629.200.3562 7070 Hwy. 41A / 615.247.8527 Pleasant View Pharmacy 6361 Hwy. 41A / 615.746.8432 re: defined Boutique 1120 Main St. Village Primary Care Gift Shop 6294 Hwy. 41A 615.746.8872 Pleasant View Nursery & Florist Pleasant View
Ewe & Company 407 N. Main Street / 615.952.0110 Nourish Marketplace 385 N Main St. , Suite 101 615.642.7031 Pencils 107 Kingston Springs Rd. Suite 103 / 615.378.1175 Thrive Garden Center 1114 Hwy. 70 / 615.642.7031 PEGRAM Noah’s Closet 710 Hwy. 70 / 615.457.1931 Mud Puddle Pottery 462 Hwy. 70 / 615.646.6644 Pegram
The Livery Stables Gift Shop 1104 Main St. / 615.746.8992
The Village Market 6323 Hwy. 41A 615.746.4092
Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail
T he railbed going from Nashville to Clarksville via Ashland City began as the Tennessee Central Railroad, a linkage of the Tennessee Midland, the Tennessee, and Pacific, the Nashville and Knoxville, and the Cincinnati Southern. Its charter was granted in 1893 and the leg to Clarksville began in 1901 when the city council of Nashville, referendums in Cheatham (to provide $50,000) and Montgomery (to provide $100,000) counties authorized the building of the line. The line to Clarksville from Nashville carried lumber, scrap paper, ore, plastic, and brick. It was abandoned by Tennessee Central in 1960, then it was operated by Illinois Central Gulf, then Nashville and Ashland City, then Cheatham Country Rail Authority, then Walking Horse and Eastern Railroad, then McCormick, Ashland City, and Nashville Railroad. About the Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail I n 1992 a group of trail enthusiasts from different places in Middle Tennessee got together to discuss the possibility of turning the railroad bed from Nashville to Clarksville into a trail. The goal of that group was a long trail from Nashville to at least as far north as Land Between the Lakes. At the same time, the Mayor and Vice-Mayor of Ashland City were considering
leasing part of the rail bed and turning it into a trail. These two groups met up by accident at a Greenway conference late in 1993 and starting working on the common goal of making a trail. Ashland City took over the responsibility of developing the 7 miles from downtown to Chapsmansboro Road. The other group formed the Cumberland River Corridor Task Force and worked to develop the entire rail bed, often in conjunction with theAshland City group. Subsequent inquiries by the groups concerning the segment from Nashville toAshland City were discouraged by the County Executive at the time who believed that the railroad would eventually be restored. As of 2004, that segment is active under the ownership of the Cheatham County Rail Authority, operated by Nashville &Western RR. The Town of Ashland City, under Mayor Mary Grey Jenkins, leased the five miles fromMarks Creek (Chapmansboro Road) to the next intersection with Chapmansboro Road (about 4 miles) and about .8 miles beyond that intersection. The city submitted a grant proposal to the Tennessee Department of Transportation to develop the four miles of rail bed fromMarks Creek to Chapmansboro Road. The grant proposal was awarded in 1994 for the amount of $183,750 (including 20%matching
Cheatham Dam Road, the city obtained an easement for several hundred feet from Dr. Doty. The result is the Eagle Pass segment, a 3-mile link in the Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail. In 1999 the Town of Ashland City bought the next four miles taking the trail to within a few hundred feet of the Cheatham-Montgomery county line. This segment is not yet open to the public. Once it is opened the Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail will be approximately 11 miles long .
funds from the city.) With these funds, the city decked the bridges, cleared the rail bed, paved about a mile, and put in trailheads. The Friends of the Trail made signs, conducted cleanups, educational programs, held Wildflower Walks, and engaged in numerous activities to promote the trail. The trestle segment of the trail became anAshland City park in its formal opening in 1997. In 2004 this segment of trail was completely paved with the help of a second grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The next segment of the trail, 3 miles north of the developed segment, was owned by two parties: the Cheatham Rail Authority (.8 miles leased by the city) and Dr. Doty who had bought about a mile of the rail bed fromMontell Metals. In 2000, the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation raised funds to buy 1.7 miles from Dr. Doty to add to the .8 mile leased by the city to form 2.7 miles. To make the trail go to a destination,
OSPREYS ON THE TRAIL Ospreys have been around Cheatham County Tennessee for many years.
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EVENT HALL Kelly Ellis 615-746-8992 1104 Main Street • Pleasant View, TN 37146 • www.TheLiver yStables.com Additional Services Event Theme Design Sound System Setup Custom Designed Menus DJs and/or Live Bands Projection Custom Printed Materials
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ASHLAND CITY Cheatham County Cruise In SUMMER - 1st Friday of the Month 322 Frey Street , 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Ashland City
PEGRAM Christmas in the Park Pegram
WINTER - December - Pegram Park Independence Day Celebration SUMMER - July 4, 2021 - Pegram Park Annual Fiddle & Pick Events - Old-Time Music Weekend WINTER - Kids Summer Music Day Camp SUMMER - June - Irish Music Weekend FALL - November For more Fiddle & Pick events visit: www.FiddleandPick.com PLEASANT VIEW Christmas Parade WINTER - First Saturday in December Climb a Truck FALL - Pleasant View Community Park Pleasant View
Cheatham County Fair SUMMER - Fairgrounds Road Christmas Parade WINTER - First Saturday in December Main Street Farmers Market SUMMER - July - October - Riverbluff Park
Memorial Day Ceremony SPRING - May - Riverbluff Park Music on Main FALL - October - Main Street Riverbluff Triathlon AUGUST Summerfest SUMMER - June - Riverbluff Park Annual Juried Art Show April - Sycamore Square - Frey St.
Cruise’n N Groove’n Car Show & Concert SUMMER - FALL May - October 3rd Saturday of the Month at The Village, starts at 5 p.m. Pink Out for Hope FALL - October
Art in the Park FALL - First Saturday in October L. L. Burns Park Dinner on Main FALL - Downtown Kingston Springs Easter Egg Hunt SPRING - L. L. Burns Park Fishing Rodeo SPRING - L. L. Burns Park Kingston Springs Christmas Tree Lighting WINTER - South Cheatham Public Library
5K Booby Bolt - Balthrop Park Christmas Tree Lighting WINTER - December - Community Park Veterans Day Ceremony FALL - November Pleasant View Community Park Volunteer Fire Department Picnic & Parade FALL - Church Street Annual Art Gala SEPTEMBER - The Coach House
Memorial Day Picnic SPRING - L. L. Burns Park
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READY. AIM. THROW. Disc golf has quickly become one of Cheatham County’s most popular recreational activities. The county is home to two disc golf courses – one in Burns Park in Kingston Springs and one in John C. Preacher Poole Park in Ashland City. Both 9-hole courses were designed by HB Clark, who has created nearly 100 courses in nine states. The Kingston Springs course, located along the scenic Harpeth River, opened in 2015. The Ashland City course, which weaves its way around the park’s walking track, opened in 2019. Disc golf, in a nutshell, is a game that plays and is scored like traditional golf, but rather than hitting balls with a club into holes, players throw flying discs (similar to Frisbees) from a designated tee to a metal, chained basket known as the “hole.” Disc golf is an excellent form of recreation that gives people a reason to get out and be active. It is played all year round and can be played casually, or as a highly competitive sport. Burns Park • 501 Park Street • Kingston Springs, TN John C. Preacher Poole Park • 100 Preacher Lane • Ashland City, TN
Camping is a fun way to get family and friends together to enjoy the outdoors. Enjoying the beauty and nature of the woods can be fun — if you follow the proper safety precautions. Follow these tips to help ensure your camping trip is safe and enjoyable.
1. Receive camp physicals and up-to-date vaccinations 2. Know your surroundings. Look for landmarks at the campsite and on hikes. While hiking, look at the trail to familiarize yourselves with your surroundings. 3. Prepare healthy and safe food •Pack foods in tight, waterproof bags or containers •Keep food in an insulated cooler •When cooking and storing food, separate raw foods from cooked foods •Cook foods to proper temperatures •Wash hands often and use hand sanitizer if water is not available 4. Avoid wild animals Store all food in sealed containers and out of the reach of animals. Avoid touching, feeding and getting near wild animals. Watch wild animals from a safe distance in their natural surroundings.
7. Lookout for poison ivy, oak and sumac Avoid touching any unknown plants. Any part of your body that comes in contact with a poisonous plant should be washed immediately with cool water to help remove the oil that causes the allergic reaction. Calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream may help to stop the itching with poison ivy. 8. Protect from bug bites and ticks Mosquitoes, ticks, and other insects can cause certain diseases. Apply insect repellent containing DEET to clothes and exposed skin. Check for ticks daily, and remove them promptly. Wear long sleeves, pants, and other light-colored clothing to help prevent and spot ticks more easily. 9. Campfire safety tips •Build or use a campfire pit away from overhanging tree branches •Make sure the campfire has a metal fire ring or is encircled with rocks •Keep a bucket of water and shovel nearby •Never leave a campfire unattended •Be sure to put out your campfire completely before you leave •Use fireproof cooking equipment 10. Protect against carbon monoxide poisoning Never use fuel-burning equipment such as gas stoves, heaters, lanterns, and charcoal grills inside a tent, camper, or other enclosed shelter. It can cause dangerous levels of carbon monoxide to build up.
5. Protect yourself from the sun Wear sunscreen, lipscreen and sunglasses. 6. Avoid water-related illness and injuries •Never swim alone •Take a shower before and after swimming •Always wear a life jacket if you plan to ride in a boat, canoe, or other water vehicle
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CAMPING HARPETH RIVER BRIDGE CAMPGROUND - 615.792.4195 The relaxing family friendly atmosphere at Harpeth River Campground will have campers wanting to return as often as possible. Harpeth River Bridge Campground is located about 10 miles northwest of Ashland City and is a 30 minute drive to Nashville. Whether you plan to camp in a tent or an RV, all sites have water and 50-amp electric hookups. Additional amenities include hot showers, new boat ramp, large picnic shelter, playground, concreted sites and a dump station. LOCK A CAMPGROUND - 615.792.3715 This campground is located on the north bank of Cheatham lake, just upstream from Cheatham Lock and Dam along the Cumberland River. Lock A Campground has something to offer everyone from horseshoe pits to volleyball courts and hiking opportunities, plus a plethora of lake activities as well. Both RV and tent sites have 50 amp electric hookups. Additional amenities include hot showers, a dump station, boat launch, playground, picnic shelter and swimming area. A beach and additional playgrounds are available in the adjacent Cheatham Dam Right Bank Recreation Area. VINTAGE TRAILER AT NO. 9 FARMS - 615.944.7987 Just 25 minutes from downtown Nashville, this completely restored 1949 Spartan Mansion is set up above the gardens in a very private wooded section of No.9 Farms in Ashland City. Situated on over 40 acres, the trailer sits under a pavilion with an amazing outdoor bath house, kitchen, outdoor covered deck and a fire pit. HITCHIN’ MEMORIES - 615.545.0476 This Cheatham County business allows you all the enjoyment of RV camping without owning one. There are multiple options, sizes and style RV’s to fit your need. You can pick it up or they will deliver to your campsite GLAMPING AT HAYSHED FARMS ON TURNBULL CREEK - 615.337.1529 Glamping is for the adventurous type that wants the connection to the outdoors, but needs to get a good night’s sleep too! Our king size bed will keep you comfy / cozy while listening to the frogs, insects, and wildlife that venture nearby....you’re safe. The tent is fully furnished and includes board games, books, and all the essentials for an overnight camping stay. The campsite boasts a cowboy grill, a fire pit (wood included), and comfortable outdoor furnishings surrounded by the beauty of Turnbull Creek.
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ASHLAND CITY BIRDSONG LODGE - 1306 Hwy. 49 / 615.906.6465 BLUFF CREEK FARMS - 2211 Hwy. 49 / 615.474-5665 BOARDERS INN & SUITES - 1212 N. Main Street / 615.792.4331 HAMPTON INN - Hwy. 12 / 615.845.1609 - Opening May 2021
HWY. 12 LODGE - 304 N. Main Street - Short-Term Rental - www.airbnb.com PENUEL RIDGE RETREAT CENTER - 1440 Sams Creek Road / 615.792.3734 THE DWELLING AT NO. 9 FARMS AIR B&B / 615.944.7987 STUDIO APARTMENT AT THE MERCANTILE - Short-TermRental / Main Street www.airbnb.com KINGSTON SPRINGS HAYSHED FARMS ON TURNBULL CREEK - 615.337.1529 MIDTOWN INN & SUITES - 123 Luyben Hills Road / 615.952.2900 QUALITY INN - 116 Luyben Hills Road -/ 615.952.3961
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Ashland City Elementary STEM Academy students Christopher Biggs and Jeremiah Adkisson work on a project in their STEM class, which is taught by Kristin McQueen.
Greetings from the Cheatham County School District, where “Five-Star Quality, Five-Star Education, Achieving Excellence Together” is our guiding principle. The district is proud of the many accomplishments achieved in 2020 – from dramatic gains in our students’ academic performance to numerous awards and recognitions earned by our talented staff and students. One of the most prestigious accomplishments in 2020 was Ashland City Elementary School being awarded the Tennessee STEM School Designation. This honor was developed with the guidance of the Tennessee Department of Education and the STEM Leadership Council to identify and recognize schools in their commitment to teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and integrating strategies that ultimately prepare students for post- secondary college and career success in the 21st century. Schools that receive the Tennessee STEM School Designation serve as models from which other schools may visit and learn. Schools awarded the Tennessee STEM School Designation are evaluated through a rigorous application process. Schools must complete a self- evaluation, participate in interviews and host site visits with the Tennessee STEM Designation review team. To reflect the designation, the school was renamed Ashland City Elementary STEM Academy. To date, only 48 schools in Tennessee have earned this designation. CONTACT US Website : www.cheathamcountyschools.net Facebook: Cheatham County School District Twitter : @CCBOE, #ccsdtn • Instagram: ccsdtn Central Office: 102 Elizabeth Street, Ashland City, TN 615-792-5664 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Principal Dr. Melinda Broyles and STEM teacher Kristin McQueen helped Ashland City Elementary STEM Academy to be awarded the 2020 Tennessee STEM School Designation.
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Ashland City Elementary STEM Academy 108 Elizabeth Street Ashland City, TN 37015 Dr. Melinda Broyles, Principal Phone: 615-792-4296 East Cheatham Elementary School 3201 Bearwallow Road Ashland City, TN 37015 Paul Boles, Principal Phone: 615-746-5251 Kingston Springs Elementary School 166 W. Kingston Springs Road Kingston Springs, TN 37082 Dr. Lucas Winstead, Principal Phone: 615-952-9060 Pegram Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School 4552 Dogwood Lane Pegram, TN 37143 Detra Emery, Principal Phone: 615-646-6637 Pleasant View Elementary School 2625 Church Street Pleasant View, TN 37146 Jason Pierschbacher, Principal Phone: 615-746-5031 West Cheatham Elementary School 3120 Highway 12 North Chapmansboro, TN 37035 Amber Raymer, Principal Phone: 615-792-5167 Cheatham Middle School 700 Scoutview Drive Ashland City, TN 37015 Linda Owen, Principal Phone: 615-792-2334 Harpeth Middle School 170 Harpeth View Trail Kingston Springs, TN 37082 Dr. Audra Fowler, Principal Phone: 615-952-2293
Sycamore Middle School 1025 Old Clarksville Pike Pleasant View, TN 37146 Robyn Miller, Principal Phone: 615-746-8852 Cheatham County Central High School One Cub Circle Ashland City, TN 37015 Steve Wenning, Principal Phone: 615-792-5641 Harpeth High School 170 East Kingston Springs Road Kingston Springs, TN 37082 Dr. Lee Rector, Principal Phone: 615-952-2811 Sycamore High School 1021 Old Clarksville Pike Pleasant View, TN 37146 Dawn Wenning, Principal Phone: 615-746-5013 Riverside Academy 104 Elizabeth Street Ashland City, TN 37015 Dr. Andrea Bringard, Assistant Principal Phone: 615-746-1424
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Pleasant View Christian School 160 Hicks Edgen Road Pleasant View, TN 37146 Rusty Campbell, Administrator Phone: 615-746-8555
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