Betsy Ligon Park and Walking Trail

The beautiful Betsy Ligon Park and Walking Trail features a scenic, two-mile walking trail along the old railroad tracks and creek in downtown Erin. Along the tree-lined trail, view many of the town's historic sites and explore colorful train cars situated along the old L&N railway bed that once ran behind Erin's Town Square. Benches and water fountains are plentiful for your convenience. A Boxcar and Caboose have been restored and are on display. Many of the community’s events are held here such as the Relay for Life, Toys for Tots, Irish Day Events, 4th of July Celebrations, Lighting of the Town Christmas Tree and other events.

The Betsy Ligon Park & Walking Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Trail activities include walking, biking, inline skating, bird watching and fishing.

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Latitude: 36.31793 Longitude: -87.694222 Elevation: 433 ft
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Michelle Lacewell

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Inline Skating
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing

Seasons Accessible

Open year-round


No fees

ADA Accessibility Notes

The park and trail are ADA accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs are welcome on a leash.

How to Get There

Nashville, Tennessee - Approximately 1 hours, 20 minutes
Get on I-40 W/I-65 N
3 min (0.8 mi)
Take I-24 W to TN-76 W/M.L.K. Jr Pkwy W in Clarksville. Take exit 11 from I-24 W
34 min (39.3 mi)
Take Ashland City Rd/U.S. 41 Alt Bypass and TN-149 W to W Front St in Erin
47 min (34.7 mi)
Arrive Betsy Ligon Park & Walking Trail
Erin, TN 37061

Paducah, Kentucky - Approximately 2 hours
Take S 3rd St and Wayne Sullivan Dr to US-62 E/Clarks River Rd
7 min (3.4 mi)
Take US-68 E to KY-453 S in Trigg County. Take the exit toward Grand Rivers, Kentucky/Dover, Tennessee from US-68 E
48 min (38.4 mi)
Take TN-49 E to US-79 N/Fort Donelson Pkwy in Stewart County
33 min (26.1 mi)
Take TN-49 E to Midway in Erin
33 min (23.4 mi)
Drive to W Front St
1 min (0.4 mi)
Turn right onto Midway
276 ft
Turn left onto W Front St
Arrive Betsy Ligon Park will be on the left

Memphis, Tennessee - Approximately 3 hours
Follow I-40 to TN-13 N in Hurricane Mills. Take exit 143 from I-40
2 h 6 min (145 mi)
Follow TN-13 N to W Front St in Erin
45 min (36.7 mi)
Arrive Betsy Ligon Park & Walking Trail
Erin, TN 37061

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