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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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great place for a walk

great piece of wilderness just outside of Nashville. Lots of rare birds (owls, eagles, loons) and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jay V
Chicago, Illinois
Beautiful walking trails

We checked out this park on vacation, very nice mulched trail in the woods and paved along one side... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathy L
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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 3 days ago

great piece of wilderness just outside of Nashville. Lots of rare birds (owls, eagles, loons) and an easy 3 mile loop around the lake. great way to walk off some of the great southern cuisine on a sunny day.

Thank Jay V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked out this park on vacation, very nice mulched trail in the woods and paved along one side of the lake. Lots of turtles to see sunning themselves on logs, some fun birdwatching. A nice visitor center with history and some information on the...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful park. The hiking trails are very well maintained. The road and lake view trails can get crowed but get away to the other trails to avoid the crowd. Great place to see turkey, deer and birds. Only drawback is parking on weekends so go...More

Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Radnor Lale was originally a water impound for the L & N railyards in Nashville. The company elite would hunt and fish there. The State has since acquired it and it is peaceful place with many hiking trails, along with a level road for the...More

Thank snazzysnert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never experienced such an amazing tour by canoe, given by two very informative park rangers. All I can say is WOW! This was an unforgettable experience I shall never forget. Thank you to our kids for allowing us to take in the beauty...More

1  Thank spanishteach910
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nashville lacks green space / parks, but a bit out of town, this is a great place to hike, walk dogs, picnic. All sorts of trails - easy, flat ones and hilly, challenging ones.

Thank Maloneyatl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Radnor is a great place to hike. A small pond with active wild life. Nashville Hiking Meetup group offers a more strenous hike on Monday evenings. But most can make it. I am almost 60, short, and a little overweight and I can keep up...it...More

1  Thank Deb M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four seasons of lovely walking whether alone or with friends. Like the pet-free trails even though I have a dog.

1  Thank lwob22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice leisure trail along the shore of Radnor Lake. Not much to see. A few turtles sunning on logs, a few birds. A visit to the visitor center a necessity to appreciate the origin and use of the late. Informational signs along the way...More

Thank Fred F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got dropped off by a friend in the car park, after he did an airport run. (I walked back to the nearest bus stop - a fair way and not many pavements!) Trails well defined and easy to follow. Plenty of wildlife to be seen,...More

1  Thank Andy_the_Birder
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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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Response from Saf128 | Reviewed this property |
Not that i'm aware of