Radnor Lake State Park, Nashville

4.7
#4 of 106 in Wildlife in Tennessee
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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  • The park is near a residential area tucked away off the main road. You can chose the length of your walk from 1/2 mile to around 4 miles that wind around the lake and through the woods. Lots of benche...  more »
  • Fresh air and views, especially lots of deer. Beautiful lake, some elevation gain if desired. Parking can be tough on weekends.  more »
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  • This place is great. Although I imagine parking would be tough on a game day, on the Monday when we came, there was plenty of free parking close by. The park sits underneath the pedestrian bridge so it is a great combined activity. There are unique photo opportunities and the park a bridge, so nice grounds and of course a playground. There are these turf lined rolling hills that my kids loved playing on. There is also a large slide with multiple lanes that they liked to race down. This is a great space in urban Nashville!
  • My family really enjoyed a hike here a few days ago. The trails are nice, the lake is peaceful and we've never seen so many turtles before! Not sure if they're always hanging out in abundance on logs around the lake or if that's more of a Spring thing.

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