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14th annual New Year’s Eve Hike at Radnor Lake

We just held our 14th Annual New Years Eve Hike at Radnor Lake..  Our hike was from the East Parking Area to Harris 1, then over to the big tulip poplar on the Harris 2 Ridgetop to kick off 2017.  We had 17 hikers come out in the rain for this years hike. [caption id="attachment_6581" align="alignnone" width="300"] 14th annual New Year's Eve Hike at Radnor Lake[/caption]

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Trees to Trails at Radnor Lake

Please consider donating your Christmas Tree to Radnor Lake.  We will need all the old Christmas Trees we can get but it must fit our criteria for mulch on the trails.  We will be installing these trees on the Lake Trail and Spillway Trail during the month of January.  Volunteers and volunteer groups will be needed to help spread mulch.  Our next Volunteer Day will be on January 28th (8am-noon) for any park visitors wanting to come and help

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Trail Assessment Workshop at Radnor Lake

Picture above by Michael Meister On December 13th Radnor Lake hosted the final trails assessment workshop before the kick off of the year long trails assessment initiative. Over the next 12 months all 56 parks will be joining in on an assessment of 1,200+ miles of trails across the state in order to better prioritize their maintenance and correct any safety concerns for visitors. Special thanks to the Friends of Radnor Lake for providing lunch.  

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Radnor Lake November Volunteer Trail Day (Nov. 26th, 2016)

This past Saturday, 48 volunteers from Hands on Nashville, TN Promise Students and park visitors came to Radnor Lake State Natural Area to work with the ranger staff on two trail projects to help us close out our volunteer days for 2016.   Volunteers visitors worked with Ranger Will Peters mulching the Lake Trail with wheelbarrows and worked on installing limestone by hand at the Historic Valve House Project with Ranger Michael Barnes.

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Sunset After Thanksgiving Hike at Radnor Lake State Natural Area on November 25th, 2016

27 park visitors attended the After Thanksgiving Sunset Hike on the Harris 3 Tract on November 25th led by Dr. Doug Heffington, geography professor at Middle Tennessee State University, Park Ranger Paul Schauer and Park Manager Steve Ward. This interpretive hike was to the park’s newest ridgetops that is currently being acquired thanks to the partnership between the State of Tennessee, Friends of Radnor Lake and the Harris Family.  This was

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After Thanksgiving Hikes at Radnor Lake State Natural Area (November 25th, 2016)

Thirteen park visitors joined Park Ranger Dustin Crowell for a 2 hour hike to one of the park's newest ridgetops acquired in a partnership between the State of Tennessee and Friends of Radnor Lake in 2011.  This 37 acre addition now known as Harris Ridge #1 was the first of two ridgetops acquired along the southeastern boundary over the past 6 years.

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30 Hikes in 30 Days Campaign at Radnor Lake (Nov. 1st thru 12th pics) 2016

The ranger staff at Radnor Lake State Natural Area have been conducting hikes the past month for park visitors to our newly acquired Harris Ridge Project.   This past Saturday (Nov. 12th), we had 21 visitors attend two hikes (7am and 1pm) to see this property first hand, learn about the watershed, viewshed, natural and cultural significance and future management plans thanks to the partnership between Tennessee State Parks, Friends of Radnor

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Tennessee State Parks First Hike Series at Radnor Lake 2016

After Thanksgiving Hike-----Harris Ridge Phase #1 Hike   Friday, November 25th at 11am. Join Park Ranger Dustin Crowell for a hike to one of the park's newest ridgetops acquired in a partnership between the State of Tennessee and Friends of Radnor Lake in 2011.  This 37 acre addition now known as Harris Ridge #1 was the first of two ridgetops acquired along the southeastern boundary over the past 6 years. See the views from the ridgetop, learn

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30 Day Hike/October 24-31, 2016

The ranger staff conducted 8 hikes October 24-31, 2016 for park visitors to our newly acquired property off Franklin Road. [caption id="attachment_6363" align="alignnone" width="300"] Harris 3 hike 10am on October 24th 2016 by Steve Ward[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6362" align="alignnone" width="300"] Harris 3 hike 10am on October 24th 2016 by Steve Ward[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6360" align="alignnone" width="300"] Harris 3 hike

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Radnor Lake 30 hikes/30 days campaign on October 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2016

The ranger staff conducted two hikes this past Thursday, Friday & Saturday for park visitors to our newly acquired Harris Ridge Project.  With the fall colors changing, the upcoming week should be peak time for visitors to see this new property and experience the fall color change on our newest acquired ridgetop.   Our hikes resume on Monday, October 24th and continue thru November 12th. [caption id="attachment_6333" align="alignnone"

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