Radnor Lake State Natural Area is one of the jewels of our city.
Great foresight and work went into acquiring the 757 acres at Radnor to create the first state natural area in 1973. The addition of 368 acres protects 1,125 pristine acres from development.
Each year, thousands of Nashvillians enjoy their family time at Radnor. Young children learn about nature and animals, assimilating what they learn in school and in books in the best science lab in town.
Many locals break up the workweek with a quick 2.5-mile hike on South Cove Loop, a 3.9-mile hike on remote Ganier Ridge or even a 2.2-mile stroll on the road skirting the lake, which is resplendent with aquatic life.
The state now charges $3 per vehicle per visit to Radnor and several other state parks. Multi-visit annual passes are available for $30; a second family car can obtain a pass for $20.