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Old Stone Fort State Park
April 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Description: 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.
Directions: From I-24 exit 110, turn south onto TN Hwy 53 toward Manchester in Coffee County. 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.
Meeting Place/Time: Park Visitor Center 10:00 am Central Time.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate 2 mile hike.
Facilities: At the visitor center.
Lunch: Bring water, snacks, and camera. Plan to have lunch in Manchester around 1:00 pm after the hike.
Contact/Leader: Dennis Horn
Phone/email: 931-461-0262, email@example.com