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“Beautiful hike around a small lake”

Radnor Lake State Park
Ranked #14 of 248 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.
Virginia
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Beautiful hike around a small lake”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We got to Radner lake at 10 am and found one of the last parking spots. We hiked the "difficult" trails which were moderate. It was a beautiful day. Plan to spend about 1-2 hours there.

Visited February 2013
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Lyles, Tennessee
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Hike around the lake.”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Same review as previous. We enjoyed a nice hike around the lake & got several nice pictures. Will probably go back in the future & definitely recommend to other people interested in a nice walk.

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Lyles, Tennessee
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Hike around the lake.”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

It was a great day to be out. We had never been here before but had heard good things about it. Enjoyed the leisurely walk around the lake & my husband took several nice pictures of the lake.

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Bromsgrove, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“made made nature reserve but great all the same”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Might be man made lake, but interesting that it made to serve the steam railways. Deer, owls / birds of prey, chip monks, all in a days work eh?
what's there not to like?

Visited February 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Radnor Respite”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

I have visited Radnor Lake many times in the last 25 years. A friend from Belgium took me there the first time. It was cold and laden with snow. We were walking and discussing the cares of the world tossed in with a little of life's philosophy. Was starting to get cold and he pulled out a flask of Courvoisier and a couple Belgium cigars. As we walked I began to discover the incredible warmth of this Nashville wonder. Been back many times in every season. Try it. You'll fall in love.

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