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Radnor Lake State Park
Ranked #15 of 263 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.
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Radnor Lake is the most beautiful natural area in Tennessee. The lake is always lovely. Turtles sun all year long on branches in the water. Deer and wild turkey are almost always present. The hills change with every season. In the spring the wild flowers are just beautiful. Take a camera and enjoy the many trails and breath-taking views. Stop and enjoy sitting on one of the many benches and watch the ducks. Nashville's Walden is a place to fall in love with.

Thank vaughnNashville_Tn
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"beautiful lake"
in 21 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 23 reviews
"ridge trail"
in 19 reviews
"great hiking"
in 17 reviews
"wild turkeys"
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"granny white pike"
in 15 reviews
"paved road"
in 14 reviews
"saw deer"
in 14 reviews
"turtles sunning"
in 12 reviews
"natural area"
in 11 reviews
"easy hike"
in 10 reviews
"great place to hike"
in 9 reviews
"bird watching"
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"blue heron"
in 8 reviews
"franklin road"
in 7 reviews
"nice hike"
in 7 reviews
"welcome center"
in 10 reviews

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

there are several routes and one three miles around the lake....no boats. just nice places to walk. many strollers and walkers.

Thank morleym_13
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

This park is great! Close to those of us in Williamson county, right off I-65 or Old Hickory, yet quiet and natural as if one were deep in the country. The paths and walking areas are well maintained, the nature is up close and visible, and there is nothing about the experience that is lacking. Even when the parking lot is full, you can still walk in the park and enjoy the solitude of a nature stroll!

1  Thank Fred C
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Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Awesome place to get exercise and see nature with the family. Stroller friendly so the little ones can come . Early morning are the best suing spring and fall

Thank Komodor19
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Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

With all the congestion created by traffic and people that goes with living in a highly populated city, there is an actual escape. A place where you feel as though you have just stumbled upon something out of the predicted, the expected .
Radner Lake.... a serene setting amidst lots of heavily treed hills. A quiet place. A place to escape to solitude and serenity.
Numerous trails surround the lake where often times there will be a bench, a resting place. Sometimes there is a descriptive narrative posted regarding that particular vantage point.
It is in the midst of of this beautifully, unaltered natural splendor, that man can become at peace with himself. . To have that much valued time each of us need to reflect, to be appreciative of what surrounds us.
This is a wonderful place to walk/hike alone or with a friend, or, to take children. Often times there will be a variety of wildlife to view . But, it is the beauty of nature and the solitude that captures my heart the most.

1  Thank LyndaLee011
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