by Justin Cory
on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 6:27pm.
The Clarksville Greenway is a 4.6-mile, 10-foot wide beautiful walking, biking and hiking trail located on the outskirts of north Clarksville, TN. It follows an abandoned rail bend and stretches along a creek through a scenic shade of large trees. Clarksville’s “Rails to Trails” initiative aims to transform abandoned railroad lines and river corridors into walking and biking trails. The Clarksville Greenway is already gaining recognition for environmental stewardship and is loved by both locals and citizens outside Tennessee.
The Clarksville Greenway is a wonderful place for families or individuals who love to stroll, run, hike, wander or walk their dogs through a picturesque natural area. It also offers an alternative transportation from the downtown area to the north side of town.
Benefits of a Greenway
Offers a scenic place for families and individuals to enjoy
Provides close to home outdoor recreation opportunities
Offers bicycle and pedestrian alternative transportation
Provides educational resources
Improves economy through tourism
Source of community pride and uniqueness
Provides flood storage and protection
Helps clean the air and water
Provides home to native species of plants and animals
Preserves open green space
Two trail heads with parking
2.75 mile trail from Pollard Road to Sewer Treatment Plant
1.5 mile trail from Pollard Road to Mary's Oak
Trail system includes wooded areas frequently inhabited by wildlife
Pedestrian bridge features a 600' panoramic view of nature
Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department: 645-7476
Visit the Clarksville Greenway Website for Park Rules and Grill in the Park Policy.
The mission of the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department is to provide a variety of positive recreational experiences to enhance life values for individuals, families, and our diverse culture. The Clarksville Greenway is the latest addition to the city’s recreational trails system, improving not only the life values of the citizens but also that of our natural environment.
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