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“Great Place for a Hike”

Radnor Lake State Park
Ranked #16 of 252 things to do in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Franklin, Tennessee
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80 reviews
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“Great Place for a Hike”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

Beautiful Small lake, nestled in a valley with great hiking trails and scenery galore. This is a great place to take the kids for a nature hike, go for a run, or just generally commune with nature, without leaving the city.

Visited February 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Peace”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

When you want a little peace from the hustle and bustle in Nashville go for a walk around Radner.You can get a gentle flat walk on asphalt or you can go for some slightly hilly trails.Either way you'll enjoy the scenery.

Visited January 2012
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Nashville, TN
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“Escape to the wild - near the center of town”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

I have been wandering and photographing this park for over 25 years. The lake has waterfowl and otter year-round. The lake trail is an easy stroll. The lake road trail is wheelchair/stroller accessible and a joggers delight. The South Cove trail has abundant wildflowers. Fairly busy on weekends. Escape the crowd by taking the Ganier Ridge trail (moderate-difficult) or the South Cove trail (moderate).

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Nashville
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“Historic Lake State Park in natural setting”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

Get out your GPS and find it. Lots of money and time have been thrown into preserving this natural area in the city limits of Nashville. Take a half day to walk it and take in it's beauty.

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Nashville, TN area
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“Like Central Park... If Central Park Had Wildlife”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

Radnor really is an oasis in the city. Take the family for a great, inexpensive excursion and you'll likely see all the creatures of the forest that you'd think wouldn't inhabit the middle of Nashville.
Bring a camera!

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