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Its a beautiful place but be CAREFUL. The Deer Trail (August) was infested with seed ticks and chiggers from simply *walking* on the trail. We barely stopped for more than a minute or two to observe something. My friend and I ended up with around 8 seed ticks (the tiny ones you can barely see) on us each, along with about 10 chigger bites each that surfaced a few days later. Her dog was with us and after immediately taking a bath after the walk to remove the seed ticks, they found several...thought that it was all over. Then took her dog to the groomer today and found **over 300 seed ticks embedded into her poor dog!** The office was very nice to pass the info along but I do not know if Long Hunter actually does anything to groom the trails - we walked through some tall reeds overhanging the trail at waist length (beautiful reeds) but we were cautious and turned back b/c we didnt want to get anything, but unfortunately we already had. : ( My husband and a friend got chigger bites a few years back from being at Long Hunter; they both still have scars on their ankles. B/c there are cedar trees, the seed ticks are more prevalent. Wear protective gear and spray yourself! Take baths and dont bring pets... I would personally stick to the trails that are more trafficked like the one closer to the lake that pets arent allowed at, tho Im not sure exactly why.
Spent the morning here, totally enjoyed the nature trails. The bluffs are beautiful, reminds me of the Garden of the Gods in Illinois. I had the pleasure of seeing squirrels playing, deer within arms length away, beaver along with plenty of fish and other wildlife. The restroom was clean with plenty of toilet paper. Vending and boat rentals available. Playground equipment for the little whippersnappers. Overall a pleasant experience and will be a repeat stop in the future.
Great paved, flat walking path around Couchville Lake, but no pets or bikes are allowed in that area. The playground is kind of scary - the slide is very steep and it seems like the whole structure should be closer to the ground. Older kids would be fine, Im still nervous with a preschooler. I wish there were a bathroom or something by the other picnic area (area 3) but its very pretty and peaceful - good fishing spots, too!
Turning ghetto. Ive been visiting for 15 years and gets worst each year. Its like Antioch with a lake. People yelling off the piers, so forget about fishing. Bathrooms stink bad, water fountain doesnt work, vending machines broken down and rusty, canoe rentals have doubled in the last few years, employees and visitors smoking. Also, they got rid of an awesome play ground and replaced with a smaller, less impressive one.
Beautiful lake views, lots of wildlife, a few trails, and a two mile paved loop perfect for joggers and strollers. You cant really go wrong with this park if youre looking for some green space around Nashville. The only issue is it is extremely crowed. You will be sharing this beauty with a bunch of people that may, or may not, respect nature and others the way you do.
Part of trail is along lake. Well marked. No restrooms - Im referring to the Volunteer Trail on the west side of the road. Must watch your footsteps-- lots of tree roots criss crossing the trail. No worries about ticks or chiggers-brush is cleared with no weeds or hanging limbs. There is a 4 mile loop and an 11 mile loop that ends at a "primitive" campground.
My wife and I are new to Nashville and ventured out to this park on Memorial Day. We enjoyed a picnic lunch by Couchville Lake and then went walking on the trail and saw lots of wildlife. Very enjoyable and peaceful area even for a holiday. We will be back often. They rent Canoes, Kayaks, and Paddle Boards as well at reasonable prices!
Really nice park. Went there for a "Walk 4 CMT" . The walking path is flat and completely paved. Just over 2 miles, they have benches around the lake to rest or just sit and ponder. There is a restroom at the beginner next to parking lot. I think they rent canoes and can fish off the dock and a few other places around the lake.
Excellent state park close to the east side of Nashville and Mt. Juliet. Features include boating on two lakes, backpack camping, picnic areas and hiking. I would recommend trying out either the two mile paved loop around Couchville lake or the more rugged Volunteer Trail which provides great views of Percy Priest Lake.
This park is a favorite for families. The two mile nature trail around Couchville lake is well paved and features a wooden bridge that crosses the lake. The four mile (one way) trail is a gem that traverses hardwood lakeshore and cedar glades. Go in the winter when the low lake levels expose fossils in the limestone.
The worst trail by far. The pathway is always dirty. They dont blow it off daily like other greenway locations. Its has narrow pathways, where two people can hardly run past each other without someone bumping the other or having to be on the grass a little bit. Its a good location for fishing only, not exercising.
It is a beautiful place to walk and spend time with others without cell phones. Great idea place to take someone on a date or even get to know someone. It is mine and my husbands favorite place and this is where we go all the time to escape for the world for a while. Please go and enjoy yourself. Its worth it
We were only in the park for an hour or so, but the Couchville Lake Trail was a very nice, 2 mile walk through the woods. The tree markers were a nice touch, and the terrain is a nice mix of up and down. The only downside is you cant ride a bike on the trail, but otherwise its a nice place to get outside.
Beautiful and peaceful. Wildlife is easy to find... deer and the occasional crane or wild turkey. Its a great spot and on most days its not too crowded. The 2 mile loop around the lake is very nice for a relaxing hike and there is another non-looping trail if youre feeling more adventurous.
What a great place just out of downtown. Plenty of places to explore nature with the family. Especially, with one paved trail around a lake. My kids and I explored one trail that had QR scans that attached a musician to the type of tree and gave pertinent information about the tree.
This park has a nice paved trail around a pond that is about 2 miles long! If you head down the road further there is a boat loading dock and other trails that are not paved. There are always people walking and fishing but Ive never seen it too crowded. Very nice and well kept up.
What a beautiful place to hike! Stroller friendly trail that wraps around the entire lake! Gorgeous fall hike! A nice park for the kiddos, lots of wild life, surrounded by water! Docks around entire lake, benches for resting scatter through trails! Just wonderful!
Only day-hiked the "volunteer day loop" and the "Bryant grove trail" both are very nice for a short easy/moderate hike. Volunteer day loop was more private and offers more bluff views of the lake where as the Bryant grove trail is a bit more busy. Check them out!