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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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Beautiful in any season

Take the time to walk completely around the lake...it's an easy hike and beautiful elixir for... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
3-mile hike

We went on a 3-mile hike on Saturday morning. It was so much fun and beautiful scenery. The Parks... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
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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 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

Thank kellypP9288WQ
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful State Park in the midst of the city. Only discovered this gem recently. Well kept secret by the many people who use it regularly. I am now one of them.

Thank estellelyons
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I walk there often and see many different animals. My favorite are the owls we see occasionally. It is nicely shaded and has several different trails for all fitness levels.

Thank MPRH11
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Beautiful hiking trails through the woods and around the lake. Some more technical, difficult areas and some flat, easy areas.

Thank thrallt
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Came here for a run with a friend, the place is beautiful and we regularly saw all sorts of wildlife. Had been running for a few kilometres before we ran into a park ranger who said we couldn't run in the forest... Didn't know that...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Like the outdoors? This park is inside Nashville and provides great easy hiking with a beautiful lake view. Restrooms on site.

Thank Davitar2016
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a nice place to take a walk or a hike. It's just south of downtown. There are several trails of various length and difficulty. It's pretty any time of year, especially during the fall when the leaves turn. You always see wildlife here,...More

Thank traveltech
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Radnor Lake is one of our go-to places. The wildlife, the lake and the well-kept paths keep us coming back. It is the perfect length of an easy hike for a Sunday morning. If we feel like doing a little more strenuous hike, the ridge...More

Thank Tashia R
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A lovely place with nice walking trails. Great variety of trails from flat beginners to most difficult edge of cliff professionals. If your an outdoors person this is a must see location.

Thank K6564BPchristinaa
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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