Nature in the middle of the suburbs radnor lake has a lot of beautiful scenery, the mist rising above the lake in the early morning is. Radnor lake state park provides scenic, biological, geological and recreational opportunities not found in other metropolitan areas of nashvilles size. Radnor lake is state natural area is set aside by the state of tennessee for wildlife observation and protected under the state natural areas preservation act of 1971. Wander wisely with the travelocity price match guarantee. I got to explore the radnor lake state park on a weekday morning and found it to be a very pleasant. Nashville s walden hardcover june 1, 1984 by john egerton author, john netherton photographer see all 2 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Book hotels near perimeter mall ga for convenient access to top attractions.
Wildlife and numerous species of plants are in abundance. Most of them are not stroller or wheelchair accessible. Big savings and low prices on radnor lake, nashville. At 7am this morning, 24 volunteers came to radnor lake to work with our park staff cleaning up our streams and. Radnor lake state natural area tennessee encyclopedia. In 1963 the governments of the city of nashville and of davidson county. Hike the high trail or participate in one of their scheduled canoe floats, wildflower walks, and aviary tours.
This extensive natural area contains a stunning lake, wooded trails, and is home to dozens of species of wildlife. To wander around radnor lake state park, you wouldnt imagine that this pristine place exists within the city limits of nashville, tennessee. Radnor lake is dayuse only and is protected as a class ii natural area, so the trails are strictly used for hiking and wildlife observation. Since its beginning in 1973, with the help of the state of tennessee, friends of radnor lake and generous neighbors, radnor lake state natural area has grown by more than 520 acres. Radnor lake state park kids out and about nashville. Nashville, also called nashvilledavidson, city, capital 1843 of tennessee, u. Radnor lake oak hill real estate 5 homes for sale zillow. Find cheap deals and discount rates among them that best fit your budget. Radnor lake rentals vacation rentals long term rentals. Radnor lake, a hidden paradise in nashville nashville. Part 3 of our nashville adventures radnor lake state park and bobbys idle hour. Radnor was built by a train company to provide water for steam locomotives. In the midst of nashvilles fastpaced development, this site remains an island of serenity and beauty. Radnor lake great place to walk this is a great place to walk, however.
Radnor lake was created by the louisville and nashville railroad company in 1914, and was initially used for watering steam locomotives and supplying the watering pens for shipped livestock. Its the perfect option for firsttime visitors who want to get the lay of the land in the music city. Radnor lake state park the cultural landscape foundation. A guide to radnor lake state park, nashville trip101. Established in 1914 and later saved from residential development, radnor lake state park became tennessees first state natural area in 1973. Nashvilles walden hardcover june 1, 1984 by john egerton author, john netherton photographer see all 2 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Radnor lake state park in nashville, tn tennessee vacation. Hotels near radnor lake state park, nashville, tennessee. Uniquely located in sprawling metropolitan nashvilledavidson county, radnor lake state natural area is an 1,100acre park designed to include only foot trails for passive recreation and educational purposes. Radnor lake state park is a 32acre park and is protected as a class ii natural area.
World wetlands day at radnor lake on february 2nd, 2020. Radnor lake state park nashville updated april 2020. A few pictures below to share for those of you who were unable to come out to the natural area. It is beautiful any time of the year just get clothes suited for the weather and there are long trails and short trails, challenging trails and easy ones. Radnor lake state park is basically a bunch of trails surrounding radnor lake and the area around it. Best to go early in the morning as this place is very popular. The official page for radnor lake state natural area. Radnor lake state park nashville 2020 all you need to know. These trails range from easy walks to energetic strolls and strenuous hikes. After spending a few days wandering through nashville, tennessee, from one. It is unique due to the abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities, environmental education programs, hiking opportunities and. Nashvilles walden paperback january 1, 1984 by john netherton photographer, john egerton introduction see all 2 formats and editions hide other formats and editions.
Animal lovers take note, nestled in the heart of davidson county, this. Radnor lake state park is a 1,368acre park and is protected as a class ii natural area. Nashvilles civil war trail has a marker located near the radnor lake visitors center. Radnor lake state park nashville all you need to know. It is rare to find such a tranquil, wellpreserved spot within such an urban area.
See more than 100 points of interest in only an hour on the nashville city tour double decker bus. Radnor lake state natural area was established in 1973 as tennessees first official state natural area. Our state parks offer diverse and varied natural landscapes, familyfriendly recreational activities, affordable and varied lodging accommodations, volunteer opportunities and hundreds of interpretive programs and events. This 1,368acre state park occupies the site where confederate general hood retreated from union forces during the 1864 battle of nashville. Nashvilles walden john netherton, john egerton on amazon. I have been to radnor lake many times over the last 30 years.
Find the best deals on radnor lake state park vacation packages, backed by our daily hot. Save on popular hotels near radnor lake state park, nashville. Radnor lake state park is located south of metropolitan nashville in the oak hill community. Usn book buddies share radnor lake k and 4th grade. Radnor lake natural area and wildlife refuge facebook. Nashville lies on the cumberland river in the northcentral part of the state. Sit on the openair upper level and enjoy informative commentary about nashville. Browse expedias selection of 2849 hotels and places to stay closest to radnor lake state park. Radnor lake 1160 otter creek rd, nashville, tn 37220 615. Zillow has 5 homes for sale in oak hill tn matching radnor lake. Up and down ganier roughly 400 feet elevation and around lake radnor. Radnor lake state park nashville 2020 all you need to. The historic valve house trail opened on national public lands day. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the dates you.
Trails are off limits to pets, jogging, and bicycles. It is the centre of an urbanized area that also embraces parts of seven surrounding counties. Radnor lake state park is a 1,332acre park and is protected as a class ii natural area. Discover tennessees natural, cultural and historic heritage. Tennessee civil war trails features markers at key points of interest.
Over 6 miles 10 kilometers of wellkept trails wind their way around the park and the 90acre 36hectare radnor lake. After hiking ganier ridge, we took the loop around the entire little lake, so we got our miles in and enjoyed every one of them. It is unique due to the abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities. Today a walk around radnor provides respite from the bustle of it city and excellent chances for wildlife sightings. Nashville area gaming association the nashville area gamers association is an open community of gamers who work to foster games in nashville by connecting fellow gamers and providing support for gaming related events and activities. To ensure the protection of the radnor lake ecosystem and provide ample wildlife observation for all visitors, the following rules and regulations are strictly enforced. A 3day s212 chainsaw operations course was recently held on february 11th thru th at radnor lake state natural. The park is dayuse only and the more than six miles of trail are strictly used for hiking, photography and wildlife observation. United states of america hotels, motels, resorts and inns. September 29, 2012, as part of tennessee state parks 75th anniversary celebration. Four miles from the famous ryman auditorium and 9 miles from the grand ole opry and 9 miles to nashville international airport. Big savings and low prices on radnor lake state park, nashville, tennessee.804 1479 585 1425 505 410 1186 385 312 637 1461 461 536 597 1176 986 186 15 493 445 1117 875 1391 250 1162 1451 1489 289 1188 248 1124 541