Radnor Lake State Park, Nashville

4.7
#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.
Create an itinerary including Radnor Lake State Park
map
Radnor Lake State Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
670 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • September 30, 2017
    Our first visit. We used several sites to gain information including Google maps and others. First of all, we encountered a lengthy wait at the east parking area which is small. We suggest using the o...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    great piece of wilderness just outside of Nashville. Lots of rare birds (owls, eagles, loons) and an easy 3 mile loop around the lake. great way to walk off some of the great southern cuisine on a sun...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    We checked out this park on vacation, very nice mulched trail in the woods and paved along one side of the lake. Lots of turtles to see sunning themselves on logs, some fun birdwatching. A nice visito...  more »
Google
  • April 29, 2017
    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.
  • June 5, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • July 1, 2017
    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.
  • May 5, 2017
    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.

Plan your trip to Nashville

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Nashville

Stay in downtown, midtown, the west end, or near Vanderbilt to be at the center of it all in Nashville. You'll find plenty of boutique hotels and major chains in all of these areas, which give you great access to the downtown music scene and beyond. While you can find a bit of everything in downtown Nashville, from larger hotels to apartment rentals, keep in mind that more affordable, and often quainter, options are located further from Broadway. Travelers looking to spend most of their time at the Grand Ole Opry should consider accommodations in the Opryland or Music Valley area near the airport.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Nashville by other users

12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Nashville & Pigeon Forge BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Louisville, Nashville & Pigeon Forge BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Jackson & Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, teens, popular PREFERENCES: November, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans