Tims Ford State Park To Dedicate New Trail On May 5

Wednesday, April 25, 2007 | 07:00pm

Winchester, Tenn. – A new foot trail at Tims Ford State Park will be dedicated and opened for use at 3:00 p.m. CDT on Saturday, May 5, 2007. The general public is invited to attend the dedication and enjoy a walk along the two-mile trail at Tims Ford State Park.

Tims Ford State Park partnered with two community organizations on the project. The Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation provided $2,000 for materials and supplies through its Neuland Glisson State Park Connections grant program, and Troop 402 of the Middle Tennessee Boy Scouts in Tullahoma worked with park staff to provide the labor.

“This is really a model project in terms of the partnership we created with the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation and Boy Scout Troop 402 to create something that enhances Tims Ford for the enjoyment of all park visitors,” said Tims Ford State Park Manager Mike Robertson.

The new trail is called the Old Spann House Trail, and the first phase is approximately two miles long, providing a leisurely stroll through the hardwood forest and rolling hills of the park. A planned second phase of the project will wind its way through the forest past the Old Spann House home site.

Tims Ford State Park, located on the Tims Ford Reservoir in the rolling hills of southern middle Tennessee, is an outstanding recreational area and fishing paradise. Long before the construction of Tims Ford Dam on the headwaters of the Elk River, the area was used extensively by the Indians as a hunting and fishing territory. Archaeological excavations uncovered numerous artifacts and occupational sites, indicating that man had occupied the area as much as 10,000 to 12,000 years ago.

The park is located off of Highway 50, west of Winchester, Tenn. For more information about Tims Ford State Park, please visit: www.tnstateparks.com/timsford.

For more information contact:

Dana Coleman
Office (615) 253-1916

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