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 in 2014. Known as the Hideaway Tract, this 63.5 acre acquisition surrounding Vanderbilt-Dyer Observatory offers an undeveloped view into Brentwood from the top of the southwestern ridgetop.  Special thanks to our partners at Vanderbilt-Dyer Observatory for allowing this hike meet up to originate from the parking area at Vanderbilt-Dyer Observatory this morning!
This was 1 of 2 hikes offered by the park ranger staff at Radnor Lake as part of the Tennessee State Parks First Hike Series.  Stay tuned, the ranger staff at Radnor Lake will be offering spring hikes to these new properties in Spring of 2018.  This will allow our visitors to see these new properties first hand during March-April 2018 as we continue our efforts on preserving these last critical pieces of undeveloped land at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.