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Lodge Montgomery Bell

Things to do

Montgomery Bell State Park is located just 40 minutes from downtown Nashville. Lodge guests can explore both the city and the park's outdoor activities during their stay. The park offers ample water activities with kayaks and pedal boats for rent on Lake Acorn and access to a swim beach just steps from the Lodge. Guests will also find over 10 miles of hiking trails, an 18-hole golf course, dedicated mountain bike trails, fishing, and more.

activities

Mountain Biking

The park has approximately 23 miles of dirt mountain bike trails winding through thick-forested hills of the northern section of the park. The trails vary in complexity from easy to difficult. Know your own physical and technical abilities. VIEW/DOWNLOAD MAP.

Birding

The primary habitat is open forest with small field openings and roadway edges. The lakes attract small numbers of waterfowl such as mallard and wood duck, and bald eagle primarily in winter. Twenty miles of trails wind through woods or adjacent to roadways or fields, allowing observation of such residents as Carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatch, barred owl, and many more. During migration, a variety of warblers can be seen along with breeding red-eyed and yellow-throated vireos. Northern parula can be heard or seen in summer at the creek next to the visitor center. Montgomery Bell has had 139 species identified. For more park and nearby birding locations, VIEW FLYER.

Boating

Boating is allowed on all three lakes at Montgomery Bell State Park. Outboard motors are not allowed on boats at any time on any of the lakes. The Lake Woodhaven boat ramp is at the boat access entrance.  
 

Fishing

Lake Woodhaven (50-acre) provides fishing for bass, bream and catfish. 

Golfing

The course was built in 1973 and then redesigned by designer Gary Roger Baird in 1988. The entire course is heavily wooded and features an abundance of wildlife such as deer, geese and wild turkey.

Hiking

Montgomery Bell has several hiking trails ranging from easy to moderate, including a 10 mile overnight trail.

Paddling

Kayaks and pedal boats are rented for use on Lake Acorn through PaddleEZ.com. Private boats are allowed on Lake Acorn. 

Swimming

The swim beach on Lake Acorn is free and available to the public, Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.

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