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Radnor Lake State Park

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Address: 1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville, TN
Phone Number: 615 373-3467
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Activities: Canoeing, Hiking

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Radnor, an oasis just outside of Nashville

We go to Radnor almost every weekend for bird watching. It is a great place to catch the Barred Owl - there are a few of them there and many other perching birds and water fowls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2013
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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We go to Radnor almost every weekend for bird watching. It is a great place to catch the Barred Owl - there are a few of them there and many other perching birds and water fowls. You can bring your dogs and baby stroller and walk the paved Otter Road but you need to have a baby carrier and leave... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

You can hike through Radnor and forget that you are near the center of a big city. We love to walk here in the spring and fall. Beautiful foliage in the fall. Trails range from challenging to flat and easy. Be warned that it can be hard to park here on sunny weekends. And, there are very strict rules at... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

But I can't. Radnor is a beautiful oasis and I'm glad it exists so close to downtown. In fact, the only negative thing I can say about it is that everyone else seems to be aware that it is awesome, and that can make getting in and parking a bit of an ordeal. I recommend biking there (though there aren't... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The area is pristine and well maintained by both the state, and a cadre of volunteers. Beautiful lakes and streams, and wildlife including deer, wonder along with all of the people who are enjoying this wonderful outdoor venue.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This is as pretty a walk in the middle of winter as it is in spring, when the wildflowers peak through the woods. Locals are kind about giving trail directions; our group - from age 4 to 64 - took a brisk, morning-after-Thanksgiving walk and our paths were crossed by families of deer to the delight of all. Some trail... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Awesome place to get exercise and see nature with the family. Stroller friendly so the little ones can come . Early morning are the best suing spring and fall

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

If you're in the South Nashville/Brentwood area and like a fresh air walk or hike don't miss this. VERY PEACEFUL! Has great trails, is dog friendly, a road that semi goes around the lake, no motorized boats allowed-actually I've never seen any boats. Radnor Lake was built as a water supply for steam powered trains for Radnor Rail Road, little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Short drive from the Belle Meade plantation. If you get there early in the day or late afternoon - the parking lot might be full. This is a very popular park with locals that like to take their dogs for a walk and/or jog around the lake on the many trails. Great place to take photos and enjoy a walk... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

A great state park in between some of the busiest places in middle Tennessee. The surrounding hills block the interstate noise and the trails are well marked with a mulch base so that it's easy to walk. Parking can be an issue on weekends and pretty days during the winter.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Visited in Mid-October, just before the fall-foliage peaked. The park doesn't have any must-see natural attractions, but the lake is pretty, there is a decent amount of wildlife (I saw deer, turkeys, geese, and squirrels on my visit), and the trail system is very good. For out of town visitors, there are better natural areas near Nashville if you are... More 

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