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Harris Ridge Trail Project Update (February 4th, 2018)
Feb. 2nd, 2018 Harris Ridge Trail Parking Area Planning with Director of TDNA Roger McCoy. Pix by SW

Pictured above:  Natural Areas Director Roger McCoy assisting Park Manager Steve Ward on February 2nd, 2018 with marking of large red oak trees.  This is to ensure their protection during parking lot construction on Harris 3 road frontage along Franklin Road.   Thanks to the efforts of Friends of Radnor Lake and the State of Tennessee working together, the last remaining acreage of the Harris Ridge Trail Project has been secured as of December

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Volunteer Day – January 27, 2018
Picture by Will Peters

On January 27th, 45 volunteers spent half of their Saturday working with the ranger staff mulching the Lake Trail and South Cove Trail. [caption id="attachment_7413" align="alignnone" width="300"] Picture by Will Peters[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7412" align="alignnone" width="300"] Picture by Will Peters[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7411" align="alignnone" width="300"] Picture by Will Peters[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7415" align="alignnone"

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Snow at Radnor Lake
Pic by Steve Ward

Pictures below were taken January 16th and 17th by Park Manager Steve Ward. Park management expect trails be be muddy for the next week as trails thaw and expect muddy trail conditions due to the amount of snow we have had at the natural area.  Please do not walk beside the trails, this only impacts spring wildflowers and creates more trail maintenance.   [caption id="attachment_7396" align="alignnone" width="300"] Pic by Steve Ward[/caption]

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First Hike Series: New Year’s Day Hike
Jan. 1st, 2018 New Years Day Hike at Radnor Lake SNA. Pix by Will Peters

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
RLSNA New Years Eve Hike Dec. 31st, 2017. Pix by Steve Ward

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
Jan. 13th, 2017 Clean Earth Trees to Trails. Pix by Steve Ward

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
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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
November 24th, 2017 After Thanksgiving Hike at RLSNA. Pix by S. Ward

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
November 3rd, 2017 RLSNA Pix by S. Ward

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
Radnor Lake Fall Art Show with the Chestnut Group.  Pic by Steve Ward

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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