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Radnor Lake State Park

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1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220-1700
+1 615-373-3467
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Just a hike to explore

Nice trail around edge of lake, beautiful views I went in fall , it was gorgeous as colors were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brucelj1
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Nashville, Tennessee
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The view is very nice and the trails are well taken care of. The issues are no pets are allowed on... read more

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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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“hiking trails” (24 reviews)
“ridge trail” (18 reviews)
“wild turkeys” (16 reviews)
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1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220-1700
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice trail around edge of lake, beautiful views I went in fall , it was gorgeous as colors were really vivid. Had a nice stroll, met some nice people along the way, a few others but not crowded. I will be back here it is...More

1  Thank Brucelj1
Tennessee S, Owner at Radnor Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The colors were very vivid this fall at Radnor. It's always nice to hear how our Park brings together people from the community. Thanks for sharing that in your review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view is very nice and the trails are well taken care of. The issues are no pets are allowed on anything other than the paved Road and there is no use of the lake such as swimming or fishing. If any other Park is...More

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Tennessee S, Owner at Radnor Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comments about our trails! In order to preserve its unique Wildlife and Birding status, the park rules are posted clearly for visitors. We hope you'll visit again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We generally go here when my mother and father are in town. It's sort of set in a residential area but it's so peaceful and quiet to leisurely walk around the beautiful lake.

1  Thank Brent J
Tennessee S, Owner at Radnor Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! Its nice to know we are a favorite spot for family visits.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the hike. Trail well maintained and wide. Was hilly great views of the lake. Good length, could make short or long. Close to town.

1  Thank Donna S
Tennessee S, Owner at Radnor Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Its always nice to receive positive feedback about our trails. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 13 December 2017

This is a beautiful location located just a short drive from downtown Nashville. There are hiking trails offering varying degrees of difficulty. The lake is very peaceful.

2  Thank Jimbo_Pittsburgh
Tennessee S, Owner at Radnor Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thanks so much for hiking with us! Please come see us soon!

Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is why i love this area so much. Living in Franklin you are clos enough from the city for all the excitments but yet the area is filled with these pockets of nature where you can hike trails, walk your dog or just relax...More

2  Thank Francois A
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Radnor is a pocket wilderness in Nashville- it has beautiful and hilly walking trails around a lake. You'll see lots of wildlife, but don't take your dog- they are not allowed on the trails, just the road.

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Radnor Lake is beautiful any time of year. I believe the lake has paddle boats or canoes for rent. The walking trails are free and amazing.

Thank ttnlady
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Hiking is great but the parking is some of the worst. Almost inaccessible on weekends. Dogs only allowed on paved trails. No trail running allowed. Take a camera because it’s not unusual to see deer, wild turkeys and maybe a bald eagle if your lucky!

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 8 November 2017

If you want to be in a beautiful place and not drive out of the city drive to this wonderful place - there are walks or hikes for all levels. One thing to be awasre of this is not a place for trail runners or...More

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