Blueways in Tennessee
Harpeth River Blueway Project
As a joint endeavor between the Harpeth Conservancy and the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association (TSRA), the vision of the project is to promote recreational opportunities, safety and the preservation of natural and cultural features along the Harpeth River through the provision of canoe/kayak access sites and accompanying signage. This exciting opportunity involves the cooperation of several key parties at the state and local levels, including the Kingston Springs Fire & Rescue Department in Cheatham County, who obtained landowner permissions and installed river mile markers on a stretch of the Harpeth River to improve the ability of emergency responders to locate people in need of assistance on the river. Additionally, TDOT has provided mile markers, paddling access, and bridge signs. These combined and ongoing efforts have resulted in a tremendous benefit to people who live and recreate in the area.
Thanks to statewide partnership for Blueways around Tennessee, the Harpeth River Blueway extends along the river through 3 counties. Harpeth Conservancy currently sits on the statewide access points committee along with several local and state partners to assist with identifying and building of new river access points.
Below is an interactive map of public access points on the Harpeth River and greater Nashville area.
- A full watershed map with current and proposed access points
- An interactive map by the TN Water Trails which provides information on public access points statewide, parking, put in and take out points, length of trips, etc.
- A river mile map of the city of Franklin
- The Harpeth River State Park website
- 2015 Harpeth River Trail and Access Map showing all the access points downriver from Highway 100 through the Narrows of the Harpeth as well as the conjoining parks and trails