HERITAGE ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITES
THE HARPeTH River State Park
The Harpeth River State Park is a linear park that manages nine river access sites along 40 river miles. Sites include several natural, archaeological and historic areas. The park is popular for kayaking, canoeing, fishing and hiking. Canoe access areas are located at all sites (excluding archeological areas). For more information, check out their website here.
KAYAKING AND CANOEING THE HARPETH
A summertime favorite, canoe or kayak the Harpeth with our trusted local partners, Foggy Bottom, Canoe Music City, Tip-a-Canoe or Adventures on the Harpeth. Enjoy their fleet of first class vessels as you meander down the river. The Harpeth River flows through privately owned land so when you stop at a gravel bar, be respectful as you are playing in someone's backyard. The land owners appreciate not having to pick up trash or stage any impromptu rescues! The Harpeth River State Park has designated land along the waterway for hiking and picnicking.
Civil War Trail through Kingston Spring
Connection to Johnsonville
Trails sign at 358 N Main St, Kingston Springs TN 37082
Federal troops camped here oversaw the construction of the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad, connecting Nashville and Johnsonville on the Tennessee River. Much of the labor came from free blacks and escaped slaves joined by Irish immigrants. Many of the black laborers became members of the United States Colored Troops. Some stayed behind after the construction to guard the railroad. For more information check out the Civil War Traveler webpage.