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First Hike Series: New Year’s Day Hike

First Hike Series: New Year’s Day Hike at Radnor Lake State Natural Area 2018   On New Years Day,  9 park visitors braved the cool temperatures to attended our 7am New Years Day Hike led by Ranger Will Peters.  In a partnership between the State of Tennessee, Friends of Radnor Lake, Vanderbilt-Dyer Observatory and the Land Trust of Tennessee, this strenuous hike led park visitors to one of the newest acquired ridgetops that was acquired

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First Hike Series: New Years Eve Hike

7 brave park visitors attended a 3+hour hike with park manager Steve Ward to Harris Ridge (in 14 degree temps) for our 15th annual New Years Eve Hike at Radnor Lake.

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Trees to Trails Collection at Radnor Lake

Trees to Trails Collection     December 26, 2017 – January 31, 2018 West Parking lot ONLY   Clean Earth Collections is donating their time and equipment to turn your trees into mulch for the trails.   To make the process safe every tree must meet the following:   NO Nails or Bolts NO Metal hooks or wire of any kind NO Stands or Partial Stands including Nails, Bolts or Wood NO Frosted Trees—Chemicals harm the lake! NO

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New Year’s Eve/Day Hikes at Radnor Lake

Tennessee State Parks First Hike Series at Radnor Lake 2017-2018   First Hike Series: 15th Annual New Year’s Eve Hike at Radnor Lake State Natural Area Sunday, December 31st at 10pm. Join Park Manager Steve Ward  for a midnight hike to the newest acquired ridgetop at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.  Acquired in 2015 and known as Harris Ridge Phase 2, this addition 17 acre addition to the 37 acre Harris Ridge Tract was acquired in a partnership

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Sunset After Thanksgiving Hike (November 24th,2017) at Radnor Lake State Natural Area

35 park visitors attended our After Thanksgiving Hike at Radnor Lake on November 24th.  This hike was part of a statewide hike series being offered by Tennessee State Parks and was conducted on our recently acquired Harris 2 and 3 Tracts led by Park Manager Steve Ward.   Our 15th Annual New Years Eve Hike will be our next hike on this property.  For more information on that hike, please visit our website at radnorlake.org under newsfeed in

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Fall at Radnor Lake on November 3, 2017

Fall is here.  These pics were taken this morning and we expect fall colors to peak next week sometime. [caption id="attachment_7325" align="alignnone" width="300"] November 3rd, 2017 RLSNA Pix by S. Ward[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7324" align="alignnone" width="300"] November 3rd, 2017 RLSNA Pix by S. Ward[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7323" align="alignnone" width="300"] November 3rd, 2017 RLSNA Pix by S. Ward[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7321"

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Radnor Lake Fall Art Show with the Chestnut Group

On Thursday, November 2nd we kicked off our fall fundraising event with the Chestnut Group, the Radnor Lake Staff, TN State Parks and Friends of Radnor Lake.  This event runs thru Sunday, November 5th (8am til 5pm daily).  Thanks to this partnership, over $20,000 was raised on Thursday night alone to help support our land acquisition efforts as we close in on completion of our acquisition of properties for our Harris Ridge Trail Project.  

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Tennessee State Parks First Hike Series at Radnor Lake 2017

After Thanksgiving Hike----Harris Ridge Phase #3 Sunset Hike   Friday, November 24th at 2:30pm. Join Park Manager Steve Ward for a hike to one of the park’s newest ridgetops that was acquired in 2015 in a partnership between the State of Tennessee, Friends of Radnor Lake and the Harris Family along with 34 additional acres currently being added to complete this project.  The hike will explore not only the natural environment but the cultural

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Vanderbilt Service Day at Radnor Lake

On Tuesday afternoon, 20 volunteers of the Vanderbilt IFC Community (either current members in fraternities or potential new members, came to Radnor Lake to work with the park staff for Vanderbilt's Day of Service.  Benjamin Osterlund helped organized this service day at Radnor Lake with the park staff and summarized the reason they chose Radnor Lake:  "As a community, one of our pillars is service to the community, and the event at Radnor

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National Public Lands Day at Radnor Lake

Pictured Above:  Nissan at RLSNA NPLD. Pix by Vicki Smith   We kicked off NPLD Weekend today at Radnor Lake with our partners at Nissan.  Over 30 volunteers from Nissan spent the first half of the day with Ranger Dustin Crowell mulching the lake trail via wheelbarrow.  Nissan volunteers concluded their day at Radnor with a hike and tour of the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center with Ranger Crowell.   Starting at 2pm, our NPLD Volunteer

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