One of the best parts of the Nashville area is definitely the scenery in the midst of a big city. When I moved here, I was excited to find walking trails in beautiful parks all around me. One of my favorites thus far is Radnor Lake. Radnor Lake is a picturesque state park located off of Granny White Pike in Brentwood. It is home to mink, otter, heron, deer, and so many other types of animals.
Photographers, bird watchers, leisure walkers, hikers, Saturday strollers, and canoeing enthusiasts all have a place at Radnor. Radnor Lake has several walking and hiking trails of varying levels of difficulty. There’s the walking, jogging, and dog friendly trail called Otter Creek Road Trail that stays close to the lake, and then there are others that go up and around, sometimes losing sight of the lake but never straying from beautiful surroundings. While autumn brings out the color with the changing leaves, Radnor has something beautiful to see year round. No matter what trail you take, you will have the chance to see a variety of wildlife. If you look closely at those jogging by, you might even find a familiar face from TV.
You can access Radnor by car from both Franklin Pike and Granny White Pike. The Visitors’ Center is located off of the Granny White Pike entrance and is open Thursday through Monday from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM. The park and trails are open from 6:00 AM until dark.