Nashville Parks and Greenways - Places to walk/run/bike Part 2
One of the favorite places to exercise on the South West side of Nashville is Belle Meade Blvd. Located between the steps at the entrance to Percy Warner Park and Harding Place in Belle Meade. The boulevard itself is a divided 4 lane road with a beautifully landscaped median. There are signs posted that the cars must drive in the right hand lane, except to pass. Then, along the median is a striped area for the walker/runners. The speed limit is 30 mph and it is STRICTLY enforced.
It's 2.6 miles from the bottom of the stairs to St. Georges Episcopal Church located right there at the corner of the Boulevard and Harding place. Because there are turning places the full length of the Boulevard, one can customize their length to very short or the full 5.2 miles. It is a gently rolling street that is not flat, but does not take your breath away. Those that want a little more length and effort can add the short loop in Percy Warner that is an additional 1.8 miles and wraps around at the top of the stairs. More on the Percy Warner trails next!
Parking is available at each end. The public is welcome to use the Church parking lot Monday through Saturday, and on Sundays before and after Church services. At the other end, there is plenty of street parking and extended field parking on the east side of Belle Mead Blvd at the corner of Page.
It's a beautiful street with some of the most prestigious homes in area Nashville area. Belle Meade boasts former Vice President Al Gore as a resident. It is also home to Cheekwood our local Botanical Gardens and Museum.
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