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Radnor Lake State Park

#16 of 253 things to do in Nashville Features Animals
1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220-1700
+1 615-373-3467
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Unspoiled nature close to Nashville, great for hikers, no dogs allowed, avoid peak hours if by car

We took a detour when visiting Nashville and enjoyed more than one hour of walking through the... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Davor R
Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
Nice walk on a nice day

Enough parking available for a busy Monday afternoon. Great welcome center and well maintained Lake... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Annie S
Honolulu, Hawaii
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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
+1 615-373-3467
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

We took a detour when visiting Nashville and enjoyed more than one hour of walking through the woods. We saw several wild animals, it can be fun for kids. The paths are very well maintained and routes are documented - from short and easy to...More

Thank Davor R
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Enough parking available for a busy Monday afternoon. Great welcome center and well maintained Lake Side trail where I saw a deer shortly after starting the path. Turtles were sunning themselves on a log! Saw a squirrel, but no snakes (thankfully!). Would be a great...More

Thank Annie S
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Got here around 10:30 on a Saturday morning. The park was too full to even find a parking spot. We drove around and ended up leaving without even getting out of the truck. It was a little over an hour from home. Might be a...More

1  Thank Erin N
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Friends and I were visiting Nashville for a long weekend, and wanting to spend some time in nature and get a bit of exercise, we headed to Radnor Lake Start Park. What a surprise!--only a 20 minute drive from the home we were renting was...More

1  Thank brmusicman
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Beautiful trails & very peaceful. Dogs welcome. Look for wildlife have seen eagles there. Good paths & parking

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This park had great trails! Super easy to get to from the city. We hiked the Ganier Ridge portion in a steady rain and the trees are dense enough we didn't get terribly wet. There's some nice climbs with easy footholds so you'll get warm,...More

2  Thank Christine W
Reviewed 3 June 2017

It's definitely one of the must do's if you're in Nashville for longer, the lake is beautiful and the hiking path well built - its pet friendly so that's an added advantage and its usually pretty quiet and not too far from the city!

Thank Maryam G
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Went hiking with a friend and found this to be a wonderful park. No picnic facilities and be aware there is no access road for vehicles from one entrance to another. We parked and hiked from Granny White Pike. Will definitely be back!

2  Thank Maddox1000
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Radnor Lake State Park is a real treat: great trails that are shaded, well-marked, and very well groomed. The trail was not crowded.

Thank SpankyBranch
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Visiting nashville, our research said this was a great hike. Did not disappoint. Plenty of elevatoin and length. The whole thing is covered with a majestic tree canopy and the trail is covered in wood chips so not muddy. Highly recommend

Thank hillhifi
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Kasey L
22 February 2017|
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Response from Brucelj1 | Reviewed this property |
No access which is a shame I would love to kayak there!
29 December 2016|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so.
29 December 2016|
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Response from Saf128 | Reviewed this property |
Not that i'm aware of