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Radnor Lake State Park

#16 of 252 things to do in Nashville Features Animals
1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220-1700
+1 615-373-3467
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Easy, if somewhat crowded trails

Radnor Lake is a quiet little oasis in the middle of a bustling city. There are a few different... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nashville, Tennessee
Great for a hike.

Arrived around mid morning on a Sunday and were lucky enough not to wait too long to park. I would... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Radnor Lake State Park is a 1,332-acre park and is protected as a Class II Natural Area. It is unique due to the abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities, environmental education programs, hiking opportunities and its location in an urban area. The park is day-use only and the more than six miles of trail are strictly used for hiking, photography and wildlife observation. Pets, jogging and bicycles are only allowed on the Otter Creek Road trail. The Lake Trail is accessible to people with all-terrain wheelchairs. The park is perfect for nature enthusiasts to observe owls, herons and water fowl as well as many species of amphibians, reptiles and mammals such as mink and otter. Hundreds of species of wildflowers, mosses, fungi, ferns and other plants as well as trees, shrubs and vines add to the natural ecological diversity of the area. Several ranger-led programs are planned throughout the year including canoe floats, wildflower walks, astronomy night hikes, nature hikes, programs on snakes, off-trail land acquisition hikes and birds of prey.
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1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220-1700
+1 615-373-3467
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Radnor Lake is a quiet little oasis in the middle of a bustling city. There are a few different trails, some mulched and some paved, and most are of easy difficulty. You are not allowed to jog on some of the trails and pets are...More

Thank LisainNashville2015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Arrived around mid morning on a Sunday and were lucky enough not to wait too long to park. I would imagine much later and it being very busy. We took the Ridgewalk then met the lake walk in total we walked 7 km. This place...More

Thank Willownell
Reviewed 5 days ago

Radnor is beautiful, convenient, and easily accessible for people living here. If you are visiting and really want to get into the woods, Radnor or Warner Parks are great, but they are not necessarily for visitors and likely will not impress as much as other...More

Thank chmhmd
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always visit this park when in Music City. Sure easy to park, the hike is not crowded and the wildlife can be plentiful.

Thank stl2naples
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wild turkeys, deer, owls, turtles, ducks. I have hiked this foot traffic only park many times and it never disappoints. It has a beautiful no swimming, no fishing lake. Several trails, some easy, some moderate. Gorgeous Tennessee woods. Parking is limited but that helps regulate...More

Thank PensacolaESC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a detour when visiting Nashville and enjoyed more than one hour of walking through the woods. We saw several wild animals, it can be fun for kids. The paths are very well maintained and routes are documented - from short and easy to...More

Thank Davor R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enough parking available for a busy Monday afternoon. Great welcome center and well maintained Lake Side trail where I saw a deer shortly after starting the path. Turtles were sunning themselves on a log! Saw a squirrel, but no snakes (thankfully!). Would be a great...More

Thank Annie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got here around 10:30 on a Saturday morning. The park was too full to even find a parking spot. We drove around and ended up leaving without even getting out of the truck. It was a little over an hour from home. Might be a...More

1  Thank Erin N
Reviewed June 11, 2017

Friends and I were visiting Nashville for a long weekend, and wanting to spend some time in nature and get a bit of exercise, we headed to Radnor Lake Start Park. What a surprise!--only a 20 minute drive from the home we were renting was...More

1  Thank brmusicman
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Beautiful trails & very peaceful. Dogs welcome. Look for wildlife have seen eagles there. Good paths & parking

Thank Tracy M
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Kasey L
February 21, 2017|
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Response from Brucelj1 | Reviewed this property |
No access which is a shame I would love to kayak there!
December 28, 2016|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so.
December 28, 2016|
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Not that i'm aware of