Harris Ridge (2010-2019)
Thanks to a private/public partnership which began in 2010 between the Harris family, Friends of Radnor Lake, and the State of Tennessee, this six-year, $4 million initiative to acquire 89 acres guaranteed the preservation of this unique property along Radnor’s southeastern border.
The Harris Ridge acquisition provided us a unique opportunity for new trail opportunities and enhanced wildlife viewing while also protecting the last undeveloped ridgetops viewable from our trails.
Thanks to our largest private donation from the Adams family, Friends of Radnor Lake was able to acquire the last remaining acres for this project in April 2019.
Since acquiring the last remaining acres of this project, Friends of Radnor Lake and the State of Tennessee have worked with numerous partners to plan, prepare, and start the development of a new trail from Franklin Road to Otter Creek Road known as the Harris Ridge Trail Project.
Once completed, this project will add three new miles of trail, improve visitor access with a new trailhead and 100 vehicle parking area on Franklin Road near Old Hickory Boulevard.