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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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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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Great trails for a peaceful afternoon.

Went to the park after Yoga and had an excellent time. Great trails that surround the lake. Easy to walk with nice wide even paths.

Reviewed 10 March 2017
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Nashville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Went to the park after Yoga and had an excellent time. Great trails that surround the lake. Easy to walk with nice wide even paths.

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Escanaba, Michigan
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

My family and I spent a beautiful morning hiking at the park. The trails are well maintained. There are options for all abilities. It was very relaxing and a great way to start the day! The only drawback, as has been pointed out, is the limited parking.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is a popular place for a relaxing walk around Lake Radnor, just outside Nashville. Running and cycling is not allowed. You can walk the whole way around the Lake although a chunk of the route is away from the waters edge. The pathway is easy to navigate and there are more challenging paths too. Lots of wildlife can be... More 

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

LOVE Radnor Lake and its various trails; all beautifully maintained. Needs more parking, even if its a bit of a hike to the lake.

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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Well maintained, paved foot path around part of lake, several hiking trails from easy and moderate. Small visitors center with friendly staff. No picnic areas, no dogs and jogging on trails kept this review from a 5.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Although it was hard to get a parking space because the weather was beautiful it was well worth it. Love stopping here when we are in Nashville.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Easy to access, well kept trails and variable levels of hiking are all part of the Radnor experience. Only complaint is the lack of parking in the evenings or weekends

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Radnor Lake is a State Natural Area that consists of trails that wonder around a lake and through the hills. Great hiking. Try the Garner Ridge and Lake Trail which is about 3.0 miles total. If you go on a Saturday go early because of limited parking. The only drawback to Radnor is the parking during busy times. Give it... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

We hiked here on Black Friday instead of shopping. The fall foliage was gorgeous and the trails are very well maintained. The only problem was the very, very limited parking. Get there early or you have to wait in line until a space opens up. Loved this park!

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Loved the longer hike up the hills! We went on a gorgeous day in early November. The line to enter was surprisingly long, I've never had to wait to park at a park before. The park rangers were on hand with radios though to assist all the cars. I think some people parked outside of the entrance, at a nearby... More 

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