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Radnor Lake State Park

#16 of 252 things to do in Nashville Features Animals
1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220-1700
+1 615-373-3467
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Beautiful well maintained trails

Great hiking trails - well maintained. Some areas of loose rock, so watch your footing. Small... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
DenverCOSarah
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Denver, Colorado
Some great hikes

You can either walk around this lake (partially paved) which has no developement of any kind or... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
dancingdentist60189
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Wheaton, Illinois
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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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1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220-1700
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Great hiking trails - well maintained. Some areas of loose rock, so watch your footing. Small parking lot so plan accordingly. Saw lots of deer, owls, box turtles, snapping turtles.

Thank DenverCOSarah
Reviewed 15 May 2017

You can either walk around this lake (partially paved) which has no developement of any kind or hike on some of the trails. We hiked both difficult trails and enjoyed them. We only wish that there was tower at the top of the trail so...More

Thank dancingdentist60189
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We read the reviews here and decided to visit-it nearly turned into a nightmare. We first attempted to enter through Franklin Pike and parking was at capacity. We did have a difficult time turning around in a narrow space but were able to make it...More

Thank Lux V
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Really pretty woods and lake, a bit of history near the dam. Free entry. Only trail maps are at the east and west parking lot entries. From ridge, couldn't really see through the trees, but glad we hiked it anyway. Good find!

Thank SeeTheWorld1111
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Every time we get back to Nashville, Radnor Lake State Park is on our agenda... well marked hiking trails, views of the lake, wildlife populate the area... parking is limited, but with patients you won't wait long... must see...

Thank Joseph8383
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We were surprised to find it hard to get a parking spot here on a Wednesday morning. It's a great place to take a walk, with the main trail being an old paved road along the lake. We didn't try any of the side trails,...More

Thank Birdguy
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Radnor saves urban dwellers and visitors from the closed-in feeling and traffic you might get from being in the city. It's a country getaway right in the midst of all that ---- a beautiful place to stretch your legs, any day.

Thank nashvlgeo
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Having been to Nashville once before, we wanted to explore some areas outside of the city. We headed out in the morning, thinking we were early, but found the parking lot at the visitor center to be almost full. We headed out for the Ganier...More

Thank mdurf
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Take the time to walk completely around the lake...it's an easy hike and beautiful elixir for spiritual and physical well being.

Thank BobCahill
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We went on a 3-mile hike on Saturday morning. It was so much fun and beautiful scenery. The Parks Department was out on the trails working to keep the park looking great. We parked in the East parking lot and there are restrooms located right...More

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Kasey L
Is there water access?
21 February 2017|
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Response from Brucelj1 | Reviewed this property |
No access which is a shame I would love to kayak there!
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jwrDuluth
Are there cabins available to rent?
28 December 2016|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so.
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jwrDuluth
Are there cabins available to rent?
28 December 2016|
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Response from Saf128 | Reviewed this property |
Not that i'm aware of
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