Spring Break in Nashville (con't)
Radnor Lake State Park is a 1200+ acre Natural Reserve in the heart of Nashville. LS (Little Sister) and I stopped at Radnor twice during my stay, walking two of the four trails. One all around the 85 acre lake and the other a paved road that runs along the lake. The paved road closed to cars is a pedestrian walkway only. All four of the trails are now open having been repaired from the havoc wrecked by the Floods of last spring .
This is a beautiful park teeming with wildlife. On our first walk we spotted a wild turkey strutting in the woods and turtles sunning on rocks at the lakes edge. There were beaver dams sprinkled about the lake, but I didn't spot any. The trees gnarled branches still bare, but birdsong filled the air announcing the arrival of Spring.
|Walking Trail around the Lake.Wikipedia photo|
A Visitor's Centre houses historical photographs, displays and an informative video on the history of the Park's construction by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company in 1914.
There was a trail LS
threatened promised to take me on, Ganier Ridge Trail, but alas we ran out of time. Whew! LS's glee describing the "Ridge" made me wonder if the desire to bring me on this trail was peppered with a touch of LS Revenge!
|Radnor Lake, Wikipedia photo|
Radnor Lake is a favorite spot of LS and family and it is easy to see why. An all year round beautiful spot abundant with wildlife right in the centre of the city.