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Site Description and Habitats
The trail is 3.7 miles of paved trail through forests, rock outcrops, and bottomland hardwood forest along the Cumberland River. The trail continues northwest from Chapsmanboro Rd access all the way to a park by Cheatham Dam. Some parts of the trail are not paved, but are less used by cyclists.
Bird species of interest
Spring and Fall Migration: Wood Ducks (breed here, but are tough to find in summer), a wide variety of warblers including Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Wilson's, Magnolia, Tennessee, Blackpoll (spring only), Nashville, among others. Philadelphia Vireos can be found among the numbers of Red-eyed Vireos. White-eyed Vireo, Wood Thrush, and Swainson's Thrush can be common.
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Detailed directions for birding Bicentennial Trail
Once in Ashland City, go northwest on Highway 12 and turn left after the bridge by Deerfield Inn, onto Chapmansboro Rd. The parking area is not far up the road on the right. There is a sign for the trail and for Cheatham Lake WMA.
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