Radnor Lake State Park, Nashville

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#4 of 15 in Parks in Nashville
Get in touch with nature at Radnor Lake State Park, an extensive green space within the city limits. Stop by the park's visitor center and view its array of exhibits and interpretive displays which elaborate on the natural and human history of the area, its cultural significance, and its animal residents. Afterward, hit the trail and wander through the network of unpaved pathways crisscrossing and circling the lake's forested surroundings, totaling nearly 10 km (6 mi). Keep your eyes peeled for some of the native animals, including muskrats, coyotes, river otters, and owls. Put Radnor Lake State Park into our Nashville trip maker tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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, wal...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Radnor Lake is a nice lake trail, fairly easily navigated by the average park goer. There were no steep inclines, although there was a bit of an uphill slope in some areas. We did the lake trail and walked somewhere between 2 and 3 miles. The scenery is very nice and we saw owls, several deer, tons of turtles, and some wild turkey on the way. There was a very nice and informative park ranger walking the trail while we were there who pointed out a baby owl and it's mother. Parking is very limited, so if you visit during a busy time, expect to wait to get in. Best to go during off times, or early in the morning.
  • Beautiful park. Often see wildlife such as geese, ducks, deer, fish and a lot of pretty insects. Had a snake cross my path one summer, which is great since they make a diverse ecosystem. Hiking paths aren't difficult. Parking is generally good. Annoying to find it from the main road the first time.
  • Great place for a little walk or a big hike. Paths around the lake are flat and easy, but the ridge paths offer a good workout option. Great place to bird watch and deer watch. :) Turtles everywhere, and you can spot a beaver occasionally. The best place to unwind.
  • Radnor is beautiful and a great place to walk and hike. You can choose to walk on easy, level paths or more hilly trails. The natural beauty and abundant wildlife are wonderful to see and hear.
  • Radnor lake is a secret gem. It's tucked away nicely and is definitely a destination. You won't find it by driving by you have to go there. Dogs are allowed but only on the closed down road section not the trails. I highly recommend hiking some of the trails. Absolutely stunning.

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