Hikingsouth Hike of the Week

Little Tennessee River Greenway Trail - Franklin, NC

January 3, 2017

Today's hike was on the Little Tennessee River Greenway Trail. Starting at Tassee Park, we hiked Southward first and returned to the park for lunch and then hiked northward. We also hiked on a couple of the side trails.

HIKERS - Jenny Bell, Mike Bell, John Bellamy, Tim Hale, Bob Magee, Tony Presley, Carole Wintle and Jack Wintle.

TRAIL INFORMATION - A beautiful walk along the river on a mostly asphalt trail with park benches along the way. The path switches sides on the river on beautiful footbridges several times. The Greenway features educational signs, a childrens educational section, a fitness section with exercise stations, a frisbee golf course, etc.

DIRECTIONS: The Greenway can be accessed from several locations. Today we started at Tassee Park: From Clayton, GA, take Highway 441 northward to Franklin, NC. Continue on Bussiness 441 and bear right on Wayah St. and continue .6 mi and turn right on Ulco Drive. Turn left into the parking lot.

Another great day for a hike! Cloudy and cool with temperatures ranging in the low to mid 50's F. Our total distance hiked - 8.1 mi.

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Cardinal, Pilieated Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Dark-eyed Junco, White-breasted Nuthatch, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tuffted Titmouse, House Finch.

scroll down for photos and video from today.......


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The start of today's hike - Tassee Park.
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Nice boardwalk on the river near Tassee Park.
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Watershed Protection is crucial for clean water.
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Crossing the river on Nickajack Bridge which was relocated here from the Cullasaja Community.
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Lady and her dog enjoying the Greenway.
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Beautiful Nonah Bridge!
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The Nonah Bridge is beautifully constructed of laminated wood beams.
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Nice mile markers make it easy to keep up with your distance.
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We hiked on a couple of side-trails on the south end of the Greenway.
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There is a new story board educational section of the trail for young learners.
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Tassee Bridge - Another beautiful bridge made from massive curved laminated wood beams.
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We saw some folks fishing on the river.
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There are nice signs all along the trail.
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The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Tony Presley, Jack Wintle, Carole Wintle, Mike Bell, Jenny Bell, Tim Hale, Bob Magee and John Bellamy.

SEE VIDEO OF THE HIKE BELOW!

SEE MANY MORE GREAT PHOTOS FROM THE HIKE BELOW! -click photo


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