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Radnor Lake State Park

1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville, TN
615 373-3467
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Ranked #18 of 117 attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Activities: Canoeing, Hiking
Traveler Description: Radnor Lake State Natural Area, located only a few miles from downtown Nashville, is a great place for walking and sight-seeing.  The lake is an... more »
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Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

There are short and long trails to choose from, a nature center, a lake to walk around, streams, wildlife, and beautiful flora. A very popular walking place for us locals. And just one of dozens of such parks in and around Nashville plus an amazing greenway system!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Thankfully, some wealthy and thoughtful Nashvillians had the vision to put aside some of the most expensive land in the heart of Nashville for the greater public good. It is unspoiled, serene, beautiful, and varied in terrain with the lake centered among miles of woodsy walking trails, with no car exhaust fumes to spoil the mood. You walk in, and... More

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Radnor is such a beautiful, peaceful place for a walk (easy walk around the lake) or strenuous hike. The trails are well marked and maintained. The wildlife is plentiful....deer, turkey, birds of all types including an occasional eagle sighting. A lovely sanctuary in the middle of nashville!

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Mancos, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful trails (well marked), lots of opportunities to see birds (We saw a barred owl with a mouse hanging for his beak!!) and lovely views of the lake. A sunny day, a picnic lunch and a great time in the outdoors.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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173 reviews 173 reviews
36 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I would recommend picking up the brochure at the small visitor center (Otter Creek entrance) or by viewing it online if you have never been to Radnor Lake Park. It's a great place to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle and become one with nature. If you have allergies, this may not be the park for you. I... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I visited on the first day of spring after a particularly long, cold, snowy Michigan winter -- it was peaceful, sunny, 65 degrees, with tiny wildflowers blooming alongside the trails, birds twittering like crazy, deer strolling along with no apparent concern about my presence, squirrels and chipmunks scampering everywhere. It was exactly like having been dropped into a scene from... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My girlfriends and I spent a few hours hiking one of the many wooded trails through Radnor park. We all loved being in the natural beauty, on the shaded areas, and marked trails. I thought the trails were good for photography. There is a visitor center where a staff member an offer information and provide suggestions. There was also a... More

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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The drive was fun as we didn't know what to expect. But, when we got to the parking, we were at a stand still. There must be another way to get here. Someone was trying to direct cars where to go. There WAS nowhere to go. Would have enjoyed seeing the area as it did look interesting. Guess everyone else... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This was not a normal park, as we had expected, as development is very limited, not even decent restrooms (though some were under construction when we were there). But the trails are very pleasant, easy to hike. The trail around the lake was about 4 miles, and took us a leisurely 2 hours. We saw mostly birds, but a large... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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91 reviews 91 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is really a wonderful small state park, with plenty of good walking trails, loads of critters, well kept up and well preserved. I love going here when I visit Nashville; relaxing and friendly. The trail signs are helpful, the maps are accurate, and it's a great way to unwind.

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