Public Lands Day lets Radnor shine

Ms. Cheap hugs an enormous Tulip Poplar during a hike on the new property at Radnor Lake. (Photo: Robin Conover)

by Mary Hance, mscheap@tennessean.com September 16, 2016 (Photo: Robin Conover)

I know that with a million annual visitors, beloved Radnor Lake State Natural Area does not need any more publicity or any more hikers on its crowded trails.

But ever since I read about the latest phase of land that was recently added to this pristine urban state park, I have wanted to get out there and see the new digs.

I love Radnor’s trails and walk the main 2.4 mile Lake Trail fairly often, but I was lucky enough last week to get a preview hike on some of the newly added property, with park manager Steve Ward, who will be leading more than 30 interpretive hikes there throughout the fall, including a special Public Lands Day kickoff hike on Friday…

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