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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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Wild turkeys, deer & a peaceful hike by the lake!

We wanted to get out of the house and bars to get some fresh air on our girls weekend. This was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Scottsdale, Arizona
Lovely peaceful walk!

After a long leisurely lunch at Longhorn Steakhouse we decided we needed to stretch our legs. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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 6 days ago

We wanted to get out of the house and bars to get some fresh air on our girls weekend. This was about a 12 min ride from where were staying and an easy place to request an uber! The hike was pretty flat and only...More

Thank amberquayle
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long leisurely lunch at Longhorn Steakhouse we decided we needed to stretch our legs. This park was only a few minutes away. The drive in was nice, checking out some lovely houses and even saw some deer feeding on house owners shrubs! Parking...More

Thank NykolaJane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful getaway from the Nashville downtown scene. It has easy, moderate, and difficult trails to choose from. Saw lots of deer, turtles, and butterflies. Very easy to get to and you can't beat the price, free! Don't forget to bring your water.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a hike or just a stroll along the lake. This is almost too good to be true.. A number of trails that can be linked together for a real workout. Or just a place to enjoy nature.

Thank Cogcafe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

sister lives in Franklin and when we come to visit kids and I hike here. we've done all the trails now and have seen deer turkeys beavers owls hawks and others wildlife right in the heart of a city. it is beautiful and very well...More

Thank maroon94
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Radnor Lake is a quiet little oasis in the middle of a bustling city. There are a few different trails, some mulched and some paved, and most are of easy difficulty. You are not allowed to jog on some of the trails and pets are...More

Thank LisainNashville2015
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Arrived around mid morning on a Sunday and were lucky enough not to wait too long to park. I would imagine much later and it being very busy. We took the Ridgewalk then met the lake walk in total we walked 7 km. This place...More

Thank Willownell
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Radnor is beautiful, convenient, and easily accessible for people living here. If you are visiting and really want to get into the woods, Radnor or Warner Parks are great, but they are not necessarily for visitors and likely will not impress as much as other...More

Thank chmhmd
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We always visit this park when in Music City. Sure easy to park, the hike is not crowded and the wildlife can be plentiful.

Thank stl2naples
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Wild turkeys, deer, owls, turtles, ducks. I have hiked this foot traffic only park many times and it never disappoints. It has a beautiful no swimming, no fishing lake. Several trails, some easy, some moderate. Gorgeous Tennessee woods. Parking is limited but that helps regulate...More

Thank PensacolaESC
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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!
28 December 2016|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so.
28 December 2016|
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Response from Saf128 | Reviewed this property |
Not that i'm aware of