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Radnor Lake State Park, Nashville

  • June 27, 2016
  • By Sabine

radner lakeOn Sunday, my son Danny and I decided to go hiking at Radnor Lake State Park in Nashville, TN. Radnor Lake State Park is a 1,332-acre park and is protected as a Class II Natural Area. The park offers an abundance of  hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities and it’s only a 30 minute drive from our home. The park offers more than six miles of trail, and we probably walked close to 5 miles. radner lakeradner lakeWe started our hike on the easy 1.3 mile Lake Trail.radner lakeradner lakeThen we got ambitious and tackled the 1.6 mile Ganier Ridge Trail. This is a difficult trail which I wouldn’t recommend for small children.radner lakeWe saw an entire deer family.radner lakeWe also spotted turkeys, owls and turtles.radner lakeradner LakeBetween Memorial Day and Labor Day, the ranger staff at Radnor Lake offer interpretive canoe floats 3-4 times weekly. These floats are approximately 1-2 hours in length, require registration and are completely free of charge. Paddles, life jackets and canoes are provided by the park staff. Unfortunately, they were closed on Sunday.radner lakeradner lakeCan you see my sweat? It was hot and humid on that day, and although I brought four bottles of water, I wished we had more. Luckily, the visitor center on the west side of the park had ice-cold water fountains and vending machines.radner lakeWe had so much fun time hiking together. This park is a perfect place to connect with nature and get in some exercise.radner lake

By Sabine, June 27, 2016
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  • Paul
    June 27, 2016

    A great place to get out into nature and it is so close to town. Radnor Lake was built by the L&N Railroad to supply water to the many steam engine trains that passed through the large track yards down the hill and to the east, adjacent to I-65. Luckily the land was donated to the city and preserved.

    • sabines
      June 27, 2016

      Paul, great to hear about the history of Radnor Lake. What a beautiful place! Both my son and I loved it.

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