The Brookmeade Greenway is one of many such areas in the Nashville parks and greenways system, and resides inside Brookmeade Park. The park is a small swath of green that runs from Charlotte Highway to the Cumberland River, where it stretches along the water and ends with an observation deck at Kelley's Point.
The paved trail of Brookmeade begins at its trailhead at 7002 Charlotte Pike. This is a multi-use trail that is well-traveled because of its convenience and ease, so you will likely encounter bicyclists, in-line skaters and strollers, as well as runners. It's a grrrreat idea to stay to the right and let these faster folks pass, while keeping your pup firmly in hand to avoid scares or mishaps.
This puptastic park occupies land that was the site of an important Civil War battle. The vantage point of the battlement is what visitors and their pooches gaze upon from the pupular observation deck high above the river along the trail. Interpretive signage and benches beckon walkers to stay a bit to contemplate this little known, but important battle, and to give the doggo some time to search the branches and underbrush for squirrels and chipmunks. Birds will serenade you from above as you take in the views.
The parking near the trailhead is free, but you'll find no amenities such as restrooms or drinking water dedicated to the trail, so do come prepared. Be sure to have clean up bags on hand as well, and help keep the greenway clean and pup-friendly!
This greenway may well be one of the smaller ones in Nashville, and the trail is relatively short, but the historic background and furbulous views of Nashville to the east and the Cumberland River below will generate a place you and Fido will remember for a long time!