If you’re visiting the Nashville area, take time to check out these three family friendly nature trails in Bledsoe Creek State Park. Each one is paved and perfect for strollers and wheelchairs or walking by foot.

If you're visiting the Nashville area, take time to check out these three family friendly nature trails in Bledsoe Creek State Park.  Each one is paved and perfect for strollers and wheelchairs or walking by foot.

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When my family and I visited Tennessee in June 2021, one of our favorite places we were introduced to is called Bledsoe Creek State Park. It’s a beautiful area located on the Cumberland River. We loved escaping the heat and humidity of the summer by exploring the family friendly trails in Bledsoe Creek. While the trails we explored were pretty level, it was great that they were paved so we could easily take our (then) 7-month old in the stroller.

About Bledsoe Creek State Park

Visitor’s Center Address: Bledsoe Creek State Park, 400 Zieglers Fort Rd, Gallatin, TN 37066

If you're visiting the Nashville area, take time to check out these three family friendly nature trails in Bledsoe Creek State Park.  Each one is paved and perfect for strollers and wheelchairs or walking by foot.

Bledsoe Creek State Park is located in Sumner County, Tennessee, about 45-50 minutes outside of Nashville. The area was once a prime hunting ground for the Cherokee, Creek, Shawnee, and Chickamauga Native American tribes. It became a state park in 1973 and has evolved to include campsites, hiking trails and water activities on the Cumberland River.

If you're visiting the Nashville area, take time to check out these three family friendly nature trails in Bledsoe Creek State Park.  Each one is paved and perfect for strollers and wheelchairs or walking by foot.

3 Family Friendly Nature Trails in Bledsoe Creek State Park

Each of these easy nature trails allow you to explore the area with your family. If you’d like to see a map of all the trails in Bledsoe Creek, you can download the map here.

Birdsong Nature Trail

Length: .5 miles

Type: In and Out

Stroller and Wheelchair Friendly: Yes

If you're visiting the Nashville area, take time to check out these three family friendly nature trails in Bledsoe Creek State Park.  Each one is paved and perfect for strollers and wheelchairs or walking by foot. (Birdsong Nature Trail)

About the Trail: This trail is hard surface asphalt and ADA compliant. The trail meanders through the woods, next to a stream and the lake.

If you're visiting the Nashville area, take time to check out these three family friendly nature trails in Bledsoe Creek State Park.  Each one is paved and perfect for strollers and wheelchairs or walking by foot. (Birdsong Nature Trail)

Why we loved it: There were all kinds of interesting things to see on this short trail. If you follow it all the way to the end, you come to a parking lot for the public launch ramp. I took my older three kids and we walked to the end so they could get a closer look at the river. While the dock moved a little bit, it is a very slow moving river and we never felt unsafe.

If you're visiting the Nashville area, take time to check out these three family friendly nature trails in Bledsoe Creek State Park.  Each one is paved and perfect for strollers and wheelchairs or walking by foot. (Birdsong Nature Trail)

Mayo Wix Memorial Trail

Length: 1.0 mile

Type: In and Out

Stroller and Wheelchair Friendly: Yes

If you're visiting the Nashville area, take time to check out these three family friendly nature trails in Bledsoe Creek State Park.  Each one is paved and perfect for strollers and wheelchairs or walking by foot. (Mayo Wix Memorial Trail)

About the Trail: This trail is hard surface asphalt and ADA compliant. The trail also meanders through the woods, next to a stream and the lake.

If you're visiting the Nashville area, take time to check out these three family friendly nature trails in Bledsoe Creek State Park.  Each one is paved and perfect for strollers and wheelchairs or walking by foot. (Mayo Wix Memorial Trail)

Why we loved it: Being under the cool canopy of trees was so refreshing. We went over small bridges, looked at the different plants, trees and bugs, and even saw a few small chipmunks.

If you're visiting the Nashville area, take time to check out these three family friendly nature trails in Bledsoe Creek State Park.  Each one is paved and perfect for strollers and wheelchairs or walking by foot. (Mayo Wix Memorial Trail)

Reading Rangers Story Trail

Length: .5 miles

Type: Loop

Stroller and Wheelchair Friendly: Yes

If you're visiting the Nashville area, take time to check out these three family friendly nature trails in Bledsoe Creek State Park.  Each one is paved and perfect for strollers and wheelchairs or walking by foot. (Reading Ranger Story Trail)

About the Trail: Accessed from the Visitor Center parking lot this paved loop, a portion of the Mayo Wix Trail now combines the fun of outdoor exercise and storytime! Enlarged pages from children’s books are placed along this stroller-friendly, half-mile trail so children can read while they explore nature. Stories are changed out annually.

If you're visiting the Nashville area, take time to check out these three family friendly nature trails in Bledsoe Creek State Park.  Each one is paved and perfect for strollers and wheelchairs or walking by foot. (Reading Ranger Story Trail)

Why we loved it: My kids loved following along with the story boards on this trail. They learned new information about the area and it kept them entertained.

If you're visiting the Nashville area, take time to check out these three family friendly nature trails in Bledsoe Creek State Park.  Each one is paved and perfect for strollers and wheelchairs or walking by foot. (Reading Ranger Story Trail)

I hope you enjoy your stop at each of these family friendly nature trails in Bledsoe Creek State Park, TN!

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