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Radnor Lake State Park

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1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220-1700
+1 615-373-3467
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Beautiful hike

Radnor is a great place to hike. A small pond with active wild life. Nashville Hiking Meetup... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Deb M
Nashville, Tennessee
Quiet mulched trails. An urban treasure.

Four seasons of lovely walking whether alone or with friends. Like the pet-free trails even though... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
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Radnor Lake State Park is a 1,332-acre park and is protected as a Class II Natural Area. It is unique due to the abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities, environmental education programs, hiking opportunities and its location in an urban area. The park is day-use only and the more than six miles of trail are strictly used for hiking, photography and wildlife observation. Pets, jogging and bicycles are only allowed on the Otter Creek Road trail. The Lake Trail is accessible to people with all-terrain wheelchairs. The park is perfect for nature enthusiasts to observe owls, herons and water fowl as well as many species of amphibians, reptiles and mammals such as mink and otter. Hundreds of species of wildflowers, mosses, fungi, ferns and other plants as well as trees, shrubs and vines add to the natural ecological diversity of the area. Several ranger-led programs are planned throughout the year including canoe floats, wildflower walks, astronomy night hikes, nature hikes, programs on snakes, off-trail land acquisition hikes and birds of prey.
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“hiking trails” (23 reviews)
“ridge trail” (18 reviews)
“wild turkeys” (16 reviews)
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1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220-1700
+1 615-373-3467
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Radnor is a great place to hike. A small pond with active wild life. Nashville Hiking Meetup group offers a more strenous hike on Monday evenings. But most can make it. I am almost 60, short, and a little overweight and I can keep up...it...More

1  Thank Deb M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Four seasons of lovely walking whether alone or with friends. Like the pet-free trails even though I have a dog.

1  Thank lwob22
Reviewed 4 September 2017

A nice leisure trail along the shore of Radnor Lake. Not much to see. A few turtles sunning on logs, a few birds. A visit to the visitor center a necessity to appreciate the origin and use of the late. Informational signs along the way...More

Thank Fred F
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Got dropped off by a friend in the car park, after he did an airport run. (I walked back to the nearest bus stop - a fair way and not many pavements!) Trails well defined and easy to follow. Plenty of wildlife to be seen,...More

1  Thank Andy_the_Birder
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A nice, quiet place for a walk in the woods, whether to visit while walking or to just enjoy the scenery and weather. The lake is beautiful. if you have a group, meet elsewhere and come in one car to find parking. If you have...More

1  Thank jtt37
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Peaceful lake with lots of trails of differing difficulty. The in-forest trails are generally mulched and do not allow pets. There is a paved trail that goes from one parking lot to the other and this does allow pets, strollers, and bicycles. The only negative...More

Thank ChefKaren7
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been here in a decade and was happy to find it was still as beautiful and well maintained as I remembered. I went here twice in a week. The first time, we were five. Three of us did the ridge trail and two...More

1  Thank dragonflytw65
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Whether you are interested in a leisurely walk around the lake or a more strenuous hike with some elevation changes, seriously consider Radnor Lake State Park. Parking is often challenging, so suggest you start early.

Thank TMHavens
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Wow, the Park was well equipped, maintained and the Rangers were totally helpful and friendly. The Lake was beautiful and walking paths clean and pristine. Facilities were clean and well kept. The locals could not have been nicer. Thank you for help making the Eclipse...More

1  Thank monkeyjane1957
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We wanted to get out of the house and bars to get some fresh air on our girls weekend. This was about a 12 min ride from where were staying and an easy place to request an uber! The hike was pretty flat and only...More

1  Thank amberquayle
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Kasey L
22 February 2017|
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Response from Brucelj1 | Reviewed this property |
No access which is a shame I would love to kayak there!
28 December 2016|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so.
28 December 2016|
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Response from Saf128 | Reviewed this property |
Not that i'm aware of