Radnor Lake State Park, Nashville

4.7
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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  • I entered at the West parking lot and started on the trail. Almost immediately I saw Deer, an Owl, Turkey, a Beautiful Red Top Woodpecker, Turtles, and a Blue wingtipped butterfly that landed right in...  more »
  • Radnor Lake is a hidden gem in the Green Hills area of Nashville. Great trails and a beautiful area.  more »
  • Fantastic walks around the lake all kinds of wildlife to see and seats to rest on with a picnic. If you are in Nashville or driving from Nashville to Memphis do take the time to visit, you won't be di...  more »
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  • I absolutely love Radnor Lake. This place has been my sanctuary for the last few years. Trails vary from flat and easy, to rigorous with lots of changes in elevation. It’s tempting to take off running, however running isn’t allowed... don’t do it, trust me, I was threatened with a ticket! Such a beautiful place, with lots of wildlife, flora, and fauna...and lots of people during peak seasons and peak hours. Enjoy!
  • Radnor Lake is an amazing park to go to. It provides both mild to moderate distances and terrain to walk on at the same time, it Radnor Lake itself is a beautiful lake, with very reflective water. It is nice to see lots of cranes and turtles there as well. I would highly recommend visiting Radnor Lake.
  • Very beautiful park with several trails! We were somewhat disappointed we couldn’t swim or really get near the lake though. The trail we took was well maintained with lots of benches to rest. I’d love to go back sometime without kids so I could check out the tougher hikes in the park.
  • I went here and brought a date. It's perfect for a quiet romantic setting. But otherwise, I hate this place and won't go. Their rules as a state park are ridiculous. No food. No going off the trails. No bikes. Does that sound like a park to you? It's in the middle of the city, so it serves no practical purpose. So it's worse than a Long Hunter both in that it's completely useless and that it impedes people's actual lives. If you like to revel in the notion that you're part of a cool insider's club, then you'll probably like this travesty, but if you want something practical and maybe even fun, steer clear.
  • What a great hike! We did the Lake Trail (goes around the lake). We saw deer, many birds, turtles, etc. The path is well made, and it is easy... It was a leisurely walk for little less than two miles. Beautiful trail!

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