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Old Stone Fort State Park, Coffee County

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Trillium pusillum


Bonnaroo is not the first party to be held in Manchester. Some 2000 years ago Native Americans held ceremonial events in the 50-acre enclosure inside what is now the State Park. The enclosure is bounded by the Duck River on one side and the Little Duck River on the other, as both rivers cut their way down through the Highland Rim to the Central Basin, forming waterfall steps along the way. The far end of the enclosure is bounded by the old river channel, now referred to as “the moat.” We will hike along the “walls” of the enclosure and along the Moat Trail to the junction of the rivers. Spring wildflowers should be abundant in the lower sections of the trail, including Virginia Bluebells, Yellow Trout Lily, Sharp-lobe Hepatica, Rue Anemone, Wild Ginger, and toothwort species.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate 2 mile hike

Contact/Leader: Dennis Horn
Phone/email: 931-461-0262 horndd@lighttube.net

Meeting Place/Time: Park Visitor Center 10:00 am Central Time
Directions: From I-24 exit 110, turn south onto TN Hwy 53 toward Manchester. Go about one mile to a tee. Turn right onto US Hwy 41. Go another mile to the park entrance on the left. Drive on the main park road to the visitor center parking lot.

Lunch: Bring water, snacks, and camera. Plan to have lunch in Manchester around 1:00 pm after the hike.
Facilities: at the visitor center.


March 28
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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FVJV+XX Manchester, Tennessee
732 Stone Fort Drive
Manchester, TN 37355
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