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Radnor Lake State Park

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Address: 1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220-1700
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Radnor Lake State Park is a 1,332-acre park and is protected as a Class II...

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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Nice trails and scenery

Radnor lake has some nice trails and good scenery. The trail around the lake is paved and not too hilly. The ridge top trail is a nice hike. Parking is sometimes limited and not... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Radnor lake has some nice trails and good scenery. The trail around the lake is paved and not too hilly. The ridge top trail is a nice hike. Parking is sometimes limited and not easy to find.

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is the most wonderful place to hike in Nashville. A true gem nestled right inbetween Green Hills and Brentwood. Lake Trail and South Cove Trail are my favorite. Parking is easiest on the Granny White side of the park.

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This park is a great place to go on a nice leisure walk. It has both paved and rugged trails. The paved path goes half way around the lake and the rest is trail. The trails specify no running and no strollers. Lots of bird watchers and great areas to take photos.

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Thank Anna L
Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Various levels of hiking available with a nice nature center. Can walk on asphalt street or climb wooded hill trails of various lengths. None too difficult or very long, maybe 1Hr max.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

just a great place to go walk around , very tranquil , the leaves have been awesome this past fall ,

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Thank Paul H
Winter Springs Florida
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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely state Park, lots of people quietly enjoying their day. Plenty of birds for photography or bird watching. It's a good way to spend a few hrs.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

Very cool and scenic state park. Cool ability to hike through the woods. There are a lot of areas to have picnics if you pack a lunch. Different paths to take throughout. Nice big lake!

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This park does not feel like it is right in the middle of Nashville. We spent a morning hiking with our kids (ages 3-11). We saw more wildlife here than we have ever seen at state parks, etc, and we hike a lot! Turkeys, deer, turtles, birds, snakes, etc. Lovely park!

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

The park was clean and provided different trail levels, all with beautiful views of the lake! Coming from Florida, we don't see the leaves change colors so we went in the best time possible!

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Reviewed 25 November 2016

View the homes (mansions) in Old Hickory area. These are estates.....gates to get on the property, 2 homes joined together as a massive mansion. Getting back to Radnor Lake. Lots to see and good for hiking.

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