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Radnor Lake State Park

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Address: 1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville, TN 37220
Phone Number: +1 615-373-3467
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Pleasant walk

A number of options are available depending how far you fancy walking. We opted for a stroll around the lake to enjoy the autumnal colours. We saw a number of turtles sunning... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A number of options are available depending how far you fancy walking. We opted for a stroll around the lake to enjoy the autumnal colours. We saw a number of turtles sunning themselves on logs and even a 5 foot snake that was close to the path. No idea if this was a dangerous so a quick picture was taken... More 

Thank smudgercreole
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a state "natural area" centered on a very UNnatural lake formed by a dammed stream with a spillway, built in the dying days of steam engines. And what a blessing that short-sighted construction decision turned out to be! And how FAR-sighted to shut down Otter Creek Road permanently! In our brief walk around the lake, we enjoyed not only... More 

Thank Richard H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Radnor Lake is one of my favorite spots in Nashville. I enjoy walking the 2 mile trail around the park. Have done so multiple times, taking my family and friends. We love seeing the wildlife like deer, wild turkeys, turtles and heron. Remember no running, jogging or picknicking on the wildlife trails though you can jog/run on the road part... More 

Thank Val R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I moved to Nashville in 1992 and around 1995 I visited Radnor Lake State Park for the first time, but had not been back since. Today I visited this sanctuary in Nashville with my friend and what an incredible place this has become. Ended up hiking many of the trails there for a total of about 6 miles over three... More 

1 Thank Joe L
Sacramento, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

While visiting Nashville, Tn last week, we happened to pick a weekend which had in the downtown area the 1st Predators hockey game Fri night, Tennessee State football Sat afternoon, Adele concerts Fri and Sat night, and Tennessee Titians Sunday. With over 200,000 fans in area and parking at $30 and up, we escaped for a while to Radnor Lake... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

The nature walk here is fantastic. While there are many trails, there is an easy two and a half walk around the lake. We saw several deer, several wading birds, and a barred owl. It is a real place of beauty very near to the city. It is a great place to visit early in the day before other attractions... More 

1 Thank ignatsz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This is a nice park, not too far from Nashville center. We were looking for something that was a little bigger/allowed for more roaming, but this gets the job done when you need to get out of the city.

Thank Travis B
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

A friend and I walked there last weekend. Everything was great until (what i think is large) snake trying to eat a squirrel fell out of the tree in front of us. It freaked us out and we ran lol.

Thank 507shaundas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We came about 1.5 hours before sunset and had plenty of time to walk around the lake. This is just a nice walk. This is not what I would consider a hike. The path is wide and smooth enough there were several there with strollers. You can escape the main path a little by a couple of trails that branch... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We were looking for something active to do in Nashville besides walking to another Honky Tonk, and found Radnor Lake State Park on TA. About a 15-20 minute drive from downtown. Opens early, closes at sunset. There is a visitor center on arrival where there are maps as well as park workers to help you out. The trails range anywhere... More 

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