Dry Branch Wetland is a natural area that was created to remove pollutants from stormwater and to help reduce flooding. Luckily, we also get to benefit from the beauty of the small park as well! It is more of a place to take a peaceful nature walk vs getting in any intense exercise but it is still a great place to visit and get moving! The entire path is a little under a half mile (.4 mile) and has a 36 ft ascent.
The park is right on the corner of the Moores Lane/Franklin Road intersection. If you are looking at the Canterfield of Franklin (a senior community) from Moores Lane, the entrance to the park is to the right of the building and parking lot. You can enter 7015 Moores Ln, Brentwood, TN 37027 in your GPS to take you close (but not exactly there). I have attached a picture of what the entrance looks like right now. It looks like you shouldn't drive there but you can! There is a tiny paved entrance that immediately turns into a large grass area where you can park.
Right by the entrance you will see a bridge with the 1st sign with information on the park. The trail has information on the wetland posted all around so you can learn what is around you and how it all works on your walk! You will walk on the grass trail, proceed down to the pier to read more about the ecosystem around you and pass over a few bridges before returning to the parking area. Be on the lookout for unique plants, insects and animals! I noticed a bee stand on the other side of the Gateway Community Church entrance (The first time I went to this park I actually couldn't figure out where the real entrance was so I ended up parking at this church) and saw a few bucks, bunnies and a lot of birds and bugs.
If you are looking for a peaceful trail to walk and enjoy nature - come and see what Dry Branch Wetland has to offer!
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