Radnor Lake State Park provides one of the best natural areas found just a few miles outside of downtown Nashville. This park provides residents with a man-made lake, plenty of wooded areas and more. It includes a paved road, which is closed to vehicular traffic and allows for walking throughout the park. Serious hikers can enjoy the steeper trails and might even spot deer feeding throughout the area.
Trails found within the park are off limits to bicycles, pets and jogging. They are for walking and hiking only. Trails include:
- Spillway Trail - Easy
- Lake Trail - Easy
- Access Trail - Moderate
- South Lake Trail - Moderate
- Ganier Ridge Trail - Strenuous
- South Cove Trail - Strenuous
- Otter Creek Road - Easy and allows jogging, bicycling and pets
Enjoy walking on the trails with plenty of great scenery from the lake, wildlife and more. The park is found in Davidson County in the Oak Hill Community.
Programs at the Park
Many programs are scheduled throughout the year including Volunteer Days to help with removal of exotic plants, planting new vegetation and mulching the trails. Other programs include:
- Wildflower walks
- Nature hikes
- Cave ecology
- Canoe floats
- Astronomy high hikes
- Birds of prey
- Programs on snakes
- And more!
Canoe floats happen during the summer and many of these programs will provide you with the best opportunity to experience the unique features of the park. Many other programs are also held throughout the year to clean up after big events and education the community about the amphibians, reptiles and invasive plants found throughout the area.
The park is open from 6am to dark every day and the visitor center is open daily, as well. The visitor center is open Sunday and Monday from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 8am to 5pm and Friday and Saturday from 8am to 4pm.
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