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Radnor Lake State Park

#16 of 253 things to do in Nashville Features Animals
1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220-1700
+1 615-373-3467
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Beautiful hiking area

Many hikes to choose from. Easy to more difficult. Lots of wildlife to be seen on the easy trail... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Louisville, Kentucky
via mobile
A great place for a stroll

Even though many others will be sharing the paths, you will find this natural area well worth... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Doug K
Denver, Colorado
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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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1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220-1700
+1 615-373-3467
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Many hikes to choose from. Easy to more difficult. Lots of wildlife to be seen on the easy trail around the reservoir. We saw water fowl, owl, deer.

Thank Lindatravelgirl
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Even though many others will be sharing the paths, you will find this natural area well worth visiting. You may end up sharing the path with a strutting tom turkey and barred owls are often seen. Joggers are, fortunately, prohibited.

Thank Doug K
Tennessee S, Owner at Radnor Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thanks for the review, Doug. It's a beautiful place and sanctuary for a wide variety of animals. We hope you will come back again!

Reviewed 6 April 2017

What a nice walk, even on a cool and breezy morning. The forest literally full of birds, would get quite close. The walking path reaches the lake from time to time, but definitely it is a good forest walk first

1  Thank Pawel411
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Radnor Lake State Park was about a twenty minute drive from downtown Nashville. There is a short trail around the lake that is very pretty and an easy walk. There were a lot of people with small children and babies. There is a nice loop...More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The sun finally came out today so we went to Radnor Lake for a hike. We hiked a little over 2 hrs with my two 9yr old boys and they did great! The trails are very well maintained and the views are very nice. We...More

Thank Alee514
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We are into birding and decided to spend a quiet day away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Nashville. Are we glad we did! Hub got some great pics and we both got our steps in for the day. The park is gorgeous, and...More

1  Thank janbo19
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Took a walk around the lake lake before driving home. Lots of flowers blooming and turtles on the logs in the lake. It was a little squishy in spots but we saw them actively working to get fresh mulch laid on the trails. The visitors...More

2  Thank 901MichelleC
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This part has a very pretty Lake, it has great hiking trails..Rangers are there if you have any questions.. but the trails seem well marked.. It does get busy there..so the trails may be crowded..

1  Thank susan s
Reviewed 15 March 2017

One of my favorite lakes, Radnor Lake expands for miles and you could easily get lost but luckly there are trails to follow. We grilled out and had the best time with friends and family. You can go boating or jet skiing, or just enjoying...More

1  Thank Marcel0002
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A few trails to hike....turtles, many types of water fowl, herons, geese, ducks, hawks....and a few owls.

1  Thank Erin L
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Kasey L
Is there water access?
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!
Are there cabins available to rent?
28 December 2016|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so.
Are there cabins available to rent?
28 December 2016|
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Response from Saf128 | Reviewed this property |
Not that i'm aware of