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Radnor Lake State Park

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Address: 1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220-1700
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+1 615-373-3467
06:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 17:00

Radnor Lake State Park is a 1,332-acre park and is protected as a Class II...

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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Beautiful well maintained trails

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... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 that we could look out and see the view.

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Limestone, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 out. We then tried the Granny White entrance which must have had a thousand cars... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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Carlisle, PA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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, but we did walk to the Mapp Aviary, which is well worth a visit, with... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 Ridge Trail. We found the trails to be well maintained and marked. The climb to... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 by the parking. The East side has limited parking so if you do not want... More 

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