FALL DAY TRIPS PLANNED FOR AREA SENIORS (55+)
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) invites area seniors (55+) to participate in upcoming day trips to visit area attractions – All activities are open to the public.
Williamson County Enrichment Center Day Trips
Cheeks Bend Bluff Hiking Trip
Join us for a hike at Cheeks Bend Bluff on Wednesday, November 20. This trail is a two-mile trail that wanders along the bluff overlooking the Duck River. Participants must be able to walk independently on different types of terrain. Some places we go may have easy and more difficult trails for seniors to choose from or we will stay together as a group. This outing is weather dependent, and participants will be notified as early as possible if weather related issues arise to cause cancellation. The cost of the outing is $3 for transportation. The group will depart the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin at 9:00 a.m. and return at 1:00 p.m. Register for activity #15253 at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Autumn is almost over but there is still plenty of cider left to try. Join us on a tour of local brewery, Diskin Cider, on Thursday, November 21. What started off as a fresh crisp apple has been turned into a variety of brews and cocktails at this Nashville craft cidery. After the tour, the group will stop at Smokin’ Thighs. Dinner is Dutch treat. Cost of the outing is $15. The group will depart the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin at 3:00 p.m. and return at 7:30 p.m. Register for activity #15459 at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Combined Trips from the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill and the Wm. Co. Enrichment Center
Cheekwood Estate and Gardens
Autumn comes alive across the Cheekwood Estate and Gardens. Stand in the 11 foot tall Pumpkin House amongst the pumpkin patch, take a selfie with one of the many scarecrows, and enjoy the fall foliage including the deep autumn hues of over 5,000 mums! Our visit on Tuesday, October 15 will consist of a guided tour including highlights of the historic mansion and stables, as well as the botanical gardens, and the chance to enjoy the onsite galleries. A box lunch is included. Cost is $42. Transportation is available from two locations: the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr., Spring Hill, departing at 8:15 a.m. and returning at 2:30 p.m., or the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin, departing at 9:00 a.m. and returning at 3:00 p.m. Register for activity #15456 at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill Day Trips
Southern Pride Distillery & Cahoots
Join us for a visit to Fayetteville, TN on Tuesday, November 5. Southern Pride Distillery has been producing spirits since 2012 but the recipe is much older. When found tucked away in great grandmother’s Bible, the family decided to make high quality spirits to keep traditions alive. Cahoot’s, serving food since 1987, is located in the town’s old fire and jail house that operated from the 1860s to 1970. Lunch is Dutch treat. The cost of the outing is $20 for transportation. The group will depart the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr., Spring Hill at 10:00 a.m. Return time TBD. Register for activity #15400 at www.wcparksandrec.com.
For more information contact Rebecca Fulcher (Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill) at (615) 302-0971 ext. 2218, Rebecca.Fulcher@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or Carrie Cartwright (Williamson County Enrichment Center) at (615) 786-0186, ext. 2519 or Carrie.Cartwright@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. For information about the hiking trips, contact Krystal Turner at (615) 786-0186 ext. 2048.
Williamson County Parks and Recreation (WCPR) is a public organization benefitting the community. Anyone may register for and participate in the department’s programs, teams, classes and events. For program registration, pass purchasing or additional information, visit www.wcparksandrec.com. You may also receive department information by “liking” Williamson County Parks and Recreation on Facebook; following us on Twitter at @wc_parksandrec or Instagram at @willcoparksandrec or on Pinterest or YouTube.