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Radnor Lake State Park

1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville, TN
615 373-3467
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Ranked #13 of 122 Attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Smyrna, Tennessee
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113 reviews 113 reviews
61 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This park has a lovely flat trail all the way around the lake if you want an easy quiet walk but you can take some of the other trails if you want more challenge to your hike. there is always wildlife on the trail and its very peaceful and lovely scenery. Just outside Nashville. Go and see it!!!

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I both love the ridge hikes around the perimeter of Radnor lake. There are some pretty rigorous ridges to climb, which my husband and sons have used to train in the past for backpacking trips. This small hiking area around around the lake is high impact but easy access. There is some great wildlife here, particularly at... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you live in Nashville and haven't been to Radnor, you must go. If you are visiting Nashville, make time for a trip to Radnor. Now this spot is conducive for a certain type of experience - unplugged with no running, picnicking, bikes or dogs. If you want to walk a beautiful trail, see lots of wildlife, or relax by... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Radnor Lake may not be the emptiest place for hiking in Nashville, but it is definitely the prettiest and that's why it draws so many people. Runners and cyclists are kept off the trails so wildlife and patrons aren't disturbed, and the prohibition of those activities brings a sense of calm to the area. Deer are frequently sighted walking near... More

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We went for a 4 or 5 mile hike here, and enjoyed this beautiful location. Parking areas are small, which can cause some difficulty on a nice day, Nice trail around the lake. However, be aware...there is no running allowed and no picnicing, so plan accordingly.

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is great place for a 2-4 hour stroll or hike. The only con is that the place has grown quite popular and is crawling with people on the weekends. It is better to hit this place through the week or first thing in the morning.

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DFW, TX
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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great for an easy hike. Lots of shade. Lots of deer and water fowl. Benches available to sit for a while. A little busy on the weekends.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I LOVE Radnor. Every time I go, I see deer, turkeys, turtles, owls, cranes and once I saw a SNAKE! I make it a point to go at least twice a month. One loop around the lake is just under 3 miles, but you can add on extra miles (about 6 total) by doing the extra trails. One of the... More

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Lebanon, Ohio, USA
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143 reviews 143 reviews
45 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Took a hike today with a friend at Radnor Lake. There are several hikes....some that go up the ridgeline and some down by the lake. We saw 3 deer close up, a box turtle, turtles sunning themselves, a blue heron, chipmunk and squirrel...there is no cell reception out there, so just go enjoy mother nature and worry about access to... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This park is a perfect place to take a walk and enjoy peace, quiet and wildlife. It is a popular place to go. This doesn't make it feel crowded except for the parking. Parking is always a challenge. It is worth repeatedly trying though. Beautiful park!

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