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“Walk Around the Lake”

Radnor Lake State Park
Ranked #17 of 260 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 April 17, 2013

Wife and I walked around the lake recently before the leaves came out of hibernation. Good place for some exercise close to town. Some local folks don't even know it exists.

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Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

If you live in Nashville this is a fun park to walk and hike. Very quiet and beautiful even though its close to the city. Highly recommend if you are wanting to get away from reality for an hour or two.

Thank Josh_Daugherty
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

It gives you time to enjoy nature close to city.
See turkeys dance with Dears come close by. enjoy families with children involved in games and other activities

Thank 244sam244
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

There are many beautiful, natural areas to explore in and around Nashville, but nothing is more satisfying to me than taking a walk around Radnor Lake. I've been coming here since I was a child, and treasure this lake as if it were my own. The trails are kept in good walking order with no running, strollers or dogs allowed on them. I've often seen multiple deer at a time, a group of 30 wild turkeys and love trying to find the hooting owls I hear. Even if I just take my dog walking on the blocked-off street section, where dogs, runners and bikes are allowed, I always leave Radnor Lake feeling better than when I parked the car upon arrival.

Thank doUcopy
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

It was Easter Sunday and a bit drizzly but having plugged in my headphones, listening to classical music whilst walking around this beautiful natural forest and lake was a peaceful and warming experience. It is unusual to find such a spot practically in the centre of a metropolitan area, you would not know you were 10 mins outside the centre of Nashville.

I took nearly all the paths and spent 2.5 hours there. I also bumped into one of the rangers who was very knowledgeable regarding the flora and fauna should you wish to ask questions.

Being Easter Sunday the visitor centre was closed so I cannot comment on that. Parking is free and a doddle to find.

Thank PaulJamesSchofield
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