The city of Nashville is a large and bustling city, filled with busy streets, packed neighborhoods, and a thriving retail center. Despite its city splendor, the area is surrounded by plenty of natural spaces, some of which can be explored using the Anderson Road Fitness Trail. Not only is the trail perfect for getting out to get some exercise, its 6-foot width makes walking your pup even easier too.
The asphalt surface winds through thick forests fill with tall cypress trees, starting at the trailhead along Anderson Road. The trailhead offers a spacious parking lot with trash bins. Starting off, the trail forks, one part leading to the small natural beach along the J Percy Priest Reservoir, and the other part leading on to the main trail. At the first path leading to the beach, there's a small shallow bank perfect for bringing out your kayak or canoe to enjoy.
The trail wraps around the northern end of the peninsula that the trail is on, exploring through woods and open grasslands, with sights of the lake and natural beach open to humans and pups. The trail loops back around to meet at the parking lot after a little more than 1 and a half miles.
Along the trail, you'll find a number of other people enjoying other activities, like fishing on the lake, resting on one of the rest stop on a bench along the path, bicycling, swimming, or jogging. Thanks to its open natural space, wildlife observation is also available, considering you can sometimes catch a glimpse of white-tailed deer, beavers, wild turkeys, flying squirrels, and muskrats.
After a stroll along this even and easy-going trail, you'll find out why it becomes so popular. Nature, the even surface, and views of the lake will have you and Fido coming back to enjoy the trail again and again.