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Radnor Lake State Park

#16 of 253 things to do in Nashville Features Animals
1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220-1700
+1 615-373-3467
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Worth the trip ---- Parking is very difficult

Ensure you go very early to get a parking spot. The trails are varied. If you stay on the one... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2016
Penny B
Brentwood, Tennessee
Read this before you go on the Weekend!

Originally we went into the park off of Otter Creek Road and attempted to park. after waiting in a... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2016
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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 March 7, 2016

Ensure you go very early to get a parking spot. The trails are varied. If you stay on the one that circles the lake, it is very easy. Some of the others are challenging. Check before you enter the woods because the signs for the...More

Thank Penny B
Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Originally we went into the park off of Otter Creek Road and attempted to park. after waiting in a line of many many cars for over 30 minutes we finally made it to the top of the parking lot only to realize that there literally...More

1  Thank Chgochris1969
Reviewed March 2, 2016

This place has breathtaking views, and is great for all levels of walking. It can get crowded but it is really beautiful.

Thank Joanie T
Reviewed March 2, 2016

Saw lots of wildlife, We did the 2 mile hike around the lake. The trails are covered in natural material and are very soft and easy walking. Many beautiful views.

Thank lwolf1944
Reviewed February 24, 2016

Very quiet. You would never believe there is such a quiet place in the middle of Nashville. There are also a canoe ride on the weekend. It is free.

Thank DixieDawg221
Reviewed February 21, 2016

This is the place for quite time in Nashville. About a 2 mile walk around the lake. IF you care for a 4 miles hike you can do the upper trail. No matter what you are looking for, spend some time at this Lake.

Thank jenny w
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Radnor is a great place to walk and get away from life's crazies. Lots of animal life and it is perfect for small children. The walking path isn't too long for the little ones.

Thank TFTN T
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Radnor Lake is one of our favorite places to visit. We often go here for a relaxing walk and to take in the sights. The deer along the trails are used to people so it's especially fun for children.

Thank Susan J
Reviewed February 13, 2016

After our huge Thanksgiving lunch at Pucketts, our family took a nice hike around the park and saw deer and a close up view of an owl. The trails are well marked and probably a moderate trail. It was a beautiful day. There is not...More

Thank becsings57
Reviewed February 12, 2016

Radnor Lake is one of those places that just captures your heart. It's a wonderful place for a quiet romantic stroll whether it's a crisp fall afternoon or a warm Saturday morning. The scenery is great, the people you'll encounter are typical Nashvillians...warm, friendly, and...More

Thank Waiting_in_TN
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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