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Radnor Lake State Park

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1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220-1700
+1 615-373-3467
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So close to the city but so peacefull

This is why i love this area so much. Living in Franklin you are clos enough from the city for all... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Francois A
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Franklin, Tennessee
Great hiking trails beside a lake

Radnor is a pocket wilderness in Nashville- it has beautiful and hilly walking trails around a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan A
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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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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“hiking trails” (23 reviews)
“ridge trail” (18 reviews)
“wild turkeys” (16 reviews)
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1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220-1700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is why i love this area so much. Living in Franklin you are clos enough from the city for all the excitments but yet the area is filled with these pockets of nature where you can hike trails, walk your dog or just relax...More

Thank Francois A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Radnor is a pocket wilderness in Nashville- it has beautiful and hilly walking trails around a lake. You'll see lots of wildlife, but don't take your dog- they are not allowed on the trails, just the road.

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Radnor Lake is beautiful any time of year. I believe the lake has paddle boats or canoes for rent. The walking trails are free and amazing.

Thank ttnlady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hiking is great but the parking is some of the worst. Almost inaccessible on weekends. Dogs only allowed on paved trails. No trail running allowed. Take a camera because it’s not unusual to see deer, wild turkeys and maybe a bald eagle if your lucky!

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to be in a beautiful place and not drive out of the city drive to this wonderful place - there are walks or hikes for all levels. One thing to be awasre of this is not a place for trail runners or...More

Thank Timotraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty but I've been sitting in the car waiting for an hour to park. There's plenty of room. They need to build more parking so all the residents can enjoy.More

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Tennessee S, Tennessee State Parks Central Office at Radnor Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The park is excited to let visitors know that a plan in underway to provide a new 100 car parking lot for Radnor Lake State Park off of Franklin Rd. Currently, the west parking lot is the best area to park and visitors are encouraged...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great State Park in the Nashville area. The bird aviary is opened two days a week and the staff is very knowledgeable about birds in the area. Great friendly staff and real nice trails to hike!

Thank radamovic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trail isn't very long, so don't expect to spend your whole day hiking. The scenery is beautiful. Definitely don't need to be an experienced hiker to get a good view, the terrain is relatively easy to navigate.

Thank McKinley A
Tennessee S, Tennessee State Parks Central Office at Radnor Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We hope you will come back and see us soon!

Reviewed October 15, 2017

We hiked around the lake. It was a pretty hot and humid day, but we enjoyed the walk. Lots of pretty flowers. Be sure to spray yourself down with repellant!

Thank Hawaii32
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

A very enjoyable walk around the lake, but understandably it is very popular so it's not very peaceful, especially at a weekend. The best time to go would be a weekday afternoon. Lots of resident turtles in the lake and a fairly easy flat walk.

Thank BeckyM08
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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!
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jwrDuluth
December 28, 2016|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so.
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jwrDuluth
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Response from Saf128 | Reviewed this property |
Not that i'm aware of
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