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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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A great way to exercise--an oasis not far from the city!

Friends and I were visiting Nashville for a long weekend, and wanting to spend some time in nature... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
Great for hikes & bird watching

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tracy M
Nashville, Tennessee
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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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park had great trails! Super easy to get to from the city. We hiked the Ganier Ridge portion in a steady rain and the trees are dense enough we didn't get terribly wet. There's some nice climbs with easy footholds so you'll get warm,...More

1  Thank Christine W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's definitely one of the must do's if you're in Nashville for longer, the lake is beautiful and the hiking path well built - its pet friendly so that's an added advantage and its usually pretty quiet and not too far from the city!

Thank Maryam G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went hiking with a friend and found this to be a wonderful park. No picnic facilities and be aware there is no access road for vehicles from one entrance to another. We parked and hiked from Granny White Pike. Will definitely be back!

Thank Maddox1000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Radnor Lake State Park is a real treat: great trails that are shaded, well-marked, and very well groomed. The trail was not crowded.

Thank SpankyBranch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting nashville, our research said this was a great hike. Did not disappoint. Plenty of elevatoin and length. The whole thing is covered with a majestic tree canopy and the trail is covered in wood chips so not muddy. Highly recommend

Thank hillhifi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go early to get a parking space, especially on weekends. Radnor is a popular place for walkers and photographers. One of the top spring bird migration places. Easy trail around the lake, more strenuous trails on the ridges. Something for every level; the road is...More

1  Thank Tori M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place, truly magical. The lake and the trails around it - gorgeous. Cons: jogging or running is not allowed, bikes not allowed except in one small section of it, no picnic tables area

Thank Sacra13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hiking trails - well maintained. Some areas of loose rock, so watch your footing. Small parking lot so plan accordingly. Saw lots of deer, owls, box turtles, snapping turtles.

Thank DenverCOSarah
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Kasey L
Is there water access?
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!
Are there cabins available to rent?
December 28, 2016|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so.
Are there cabins available to rent?
December 28, 2016|
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Response from Saf128 | Reviewed this property |
Not that i'm aware of