Guide to Radnor Lake State Park

Guide to Radnor Lake State Park

Tennessee, especially Nashville, has a tremendous number of parks to choose from whether you are looking for hiking, jogging, walking, golf or more.  Of all these gems, Radnor Lake State Park is nicely tucked into the heart of middle Nashville in the Overton Hills on 1160 Otter Creek Road, just eight miles south of downtown.  Radnor Lake State Park is a 1,200 acre, Class II State Natural area and protected under the State Natural Areas Preservation Act of 1971. It's home to the 85-acre lake itself, 6 hiking trails, paved running trails, countless wildlife and a unique geology.  The park is an amazing treasure and a wonderful place to spend the weekend on a hike, jogging along the paths, or taking part in some of the many programs put on by the staff.

 

 

 

 

 

Radnor Lake PictureThe Park

Per the Tennessee state parks website, the park got its name and came ...

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Posted Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 by Michael Gonzales in Guides, Parks, Spotlight, Places

 
 
 

Guide To Nashville's Greenways: Walking and Biking Trails

Guide To Nashville's Greenways: Walking and Biking Trails

We are so blessed to live in a city as beautiful as Nashville.  Lush green landscape, rolling hills, picturesque waterways and town squares right out of a Norman Rockwell painting!  So it goes with out saying... riding a bicycle or going for a walk in Nashville isn't just exercise, it's an experience.

Nashville has worked hard to expand and improve our city's greenways making it easier and safer for our residents to bike and walk.  In fact, there are over 190 miles of trails in Davidson County alone! Greenway efforts are guided by a master plan framework, led by the Greenways Commission and supported by the non-profit friends group, Greenways for Nashville.  Per their website, "The goal is to get a greenway trail within 2 miles of every community for recreation and transportation as well as to conserve green space, particularly floodplains and scenic viewsheds, along county ...

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Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by Christa Gonzales in Guides, Greenways

 
 
 

Guide to Shelby Bottoms Park

Guide to Shelby Bottoms Park

Tucked in the northwest corner of Nashville is the amazing Shelby Bottoms Nature Center and Park.  Featuring programs, hiking and biking trails, GreenBikes rentals and more, the park is a great little resource that offers many a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the outdoors.  Here's the guide to Shelby Bottoms Park so you can get the most out of one of Nashville's best resources.

  

 

Shelby Bottoms Park Information

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center (and Shelby Bottoms Greenway Main Trailhead) is located at:

1900 Davidson St. Nashville, TN 37206

Hours of Operation: 

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday and Monday

Shelby Bottoms Greenway is open dawn-dusk every day, 365 days per year

 

Park Overview

The Shelby Bottoms Nature Center is an environmental ...

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Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by Michael Gonzales in Guides, Parks

 
 
 

Guide to Percy and Edwin Warner Parks

Guide to Percy and Edwin Warner Parks

One of the most amazing aspects of Nashville are all the wonderful parks avaialable to us.  There are hiking trails, biking routes, nature centers and more as far as the eye can see.  While all of our parks have their own amazing and unique characteristics, none stand out more that the Warner Parks, Percy and Edwin Warner.  There is so much to do in these parks that you probably didn't even know about.  Here's our Guide to the Warner Parks to understand everything they offer and make the most of these amazing parks.

 

Warner Parks History

Three prominent Nashvillians shared in the vision that produced the Warner Parks. The first of these, Colonel Luke Lea, was encouraged in this far-sighted plan by his father-in-law, Percy Warner. A life-long outdoorsman and nature lover, Warner was a prominent Nashville business man and served as chair of the Park Board. In ...

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Posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by Michael Gonzales in Guides, Parks, Spotlight, Places