Site Directions: From I-65, take exit 92 (Old Hickory Blvd.) east towards Hwy 31E (Gallatin Pike). Take Hwy 31E south and turn left onto Neelys Bend Rd and follow approximately 6 miles to the end of the road and the entrance to the park.
Peeler Park can be reached from Briley Parkway. Take Exit 14 and travel north on Hwy 31E (exit letter, A or B, depends on your direction of travel) to Neelys Bend Rd. Turn right on Neelys Bend Rd and follow to entrance to the park.
Lat: 36.19459°N Long: -86.66065°W
Hours: daylight hours
Seasonality: year round
Site Description: Peeler Park has several miles of paved greenway paths that travel along the Cumberland River, through mixed hardwood forests, and fields. The greenway attracts runners and walkers, but the variety of habitats make the park very interesting for bird watching.
Wildlife to Watch: A variety of common resident birds can be seen, including Northern Cardinals, Carolina Wrens, and Blue Jays. Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Winter Wrens can be found in winter. Bald Eagles are seen occasionally year round. A small Great Blue Heron rookery (2 nests in 2009) is along the river just off the greenway approximately 200m from the parking lot.
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