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Radnor Lake State Park

1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville, TN
615 373-3467
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Ranked #14 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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Tinley Park, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I are very active people. When we decided to build a town home in Nashville (vacation home), we researched hiking, biking and running trails. Radnor Lake State Park was rated one of the best for hiking. It offers several different level trails. We have hiked the lake trail and the gainer ridge trail. The lake trail is... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wonderful place close to downtown very confident for city travelers that want a country atmosphere and several choices of trail lengths and endurance to choose from. Nice paths and small lake/pond with unspoiled nature right at the edge of the city....south.

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Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a nice park to go to and walk around the lake. It's not as close to the happenings of the city of Nashville as we thought, but worth the drive out.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Kind of primitive but many different trails to follow. Small visitor center by small parking lot. Shady beautiful view all the way around the lake. Other trails go away from lake. Part is paved. Unpaved part does not allow running, bikes, pets.

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Nashville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Originally built as a reservoir for nearby rail yards in days of steam engines, Radnor is an idyllic oasis in a metro area-- natural beauty consisting of mature trees and other vegetation, water fowl and most all sound blocked by high hill on one side and wide green belts on others. Underutilized for its special attributes.

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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113 reviews 113 reviews
61 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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44 reviews 44 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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