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Radnor Lake State Park

1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville, TN
615 373-3467
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Ranked #15 of 123 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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Nashville, TN area
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Radnor really is an oasis in the city. Take the family for a great, inexpensive excursion and you'll likely see all the creatures of the forest that you'd think wouldn't inhabit the middle of Nashville. Bring a camera!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

A wonderfull place to hike or just take a nice nature walk. Even though it is located in the Nashville city limits, these serene arces of forest that surround Radnor Lake give a peaceful escape from the busy urban area. Nicely maintained and marked hiking trials which are especially nice in January when the community donates Christmas trees to the... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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233 reviews 233 reviews
24 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Radnor offers beautiful hiking trails around the lake and over the ridge. Pets and running are not allowed on trails though.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

I live contiguous to this park. It has great walking/hiking trails. We have 15-20 white tail deer in our yard daily; fox, coyote, raccoons, skunks, opossums, hawks (a mated pair of red tails live behind our house), owls (long eared, great horned, barred, among others). Start at the Visiter's Centeroff of Granny White Pike.

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Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

You can step into a green world of nature seconds from a major thourghfare. There is a large lake surounded by large hills and great hiking trails. In colder months there usually are lots of ducks wintering here. Deer, along the trails, are allmost always seen.

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Santa Monica, CA
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36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Metro Nashville has an abundance of beautiful parks and this is one of the best. Radnor Lake Park is cradled in the tall hills between Brentwood and Nashville. The park surrounds the lovely Radnor Lake and offers very well-maintained hiking paths. No dogs allowed .... even on leashes. Depending on which side of the fence you are on with that,... More

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indianapolis
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48 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

The trails in the park were very well maintained and even though the parking lots were full the trails were not. A nice find and a good way to spend the morning!

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

This park was interesting. Its just inside Nashville right near Brentwood. They have two parking areas when I went they where doing stuff to some of the hiking trails so the west lot was closed but the east lot leads you right towards some trails the west lot will put you near the lake. The trails range from hard to... More

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

I was expecting this to be way to close to the city. I mean its in Nashville when you thing Nashville you think busy to much traffic not a state park. This was a pleasent surprise. I first had to find a place to park in the tiny parking lot they have which was my only complaint oh and that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

Very nice small lake with a winding wooded trail encircling it. Purely pedestrian hiking as the trail is maintained with woodchips by local REI enthusiasts. Small creeks and steams feed it with charming foot bridges spanning them. Fairly level and easy enough for young kids and seniors. We saw a gorgeous eagle nesting in one of the scrags. Moss covered... More

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