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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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Bowling Green, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
44 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Nashville, Tennessee
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It is hard to believe that there is such a large expanse of nature in the middle of this mix of residences and businesses. The main road of the park was at one time an actual road with car traffic. So, it is wide and paved. Many portions now though have eroded and there are several barricades where the erosion... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My family and I really enjoyed our time at the park. There were easy trails to stroll around the lake. Then there was the strenuous hike to get our heart rate up! We really enjoyed seeing all the wild life during our walk. We saw lots of different birds, deer, turtles, and frogs. The trail area was well maintained and... More

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The lake is a popular place for a stroll on a beautiful day. I've visited Radnor Lake each time I go to Nashville, and I'm always impressed by the wildlife. In one spot I've seen barred owls, red-bellied and pileated woodpeckers, bluebirds feeding their young in a tree, a raccoon and deer. That's my kind of place!

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Nashville, Tennessee
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This park is tucked away from busy roads. It has hiking suitable for all ages. There are some paved walks for strollers as well as nicely maintained walks through the woods. There are all sorts of wildlife to enjoy. Nice restrooms and welcome center.

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