March 2015 Program Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, reservations for activities open at 10:00 A.M. on the Sunday before the program and will be taken until it is full.  Please call 377-1281 to sign up.

  Deaf or Hearing Impaired Visitors please contact Park Manager Steve Ward for sign language assistance for any of our programs at


  • Endangered Plant Presentation and Hike with Dr. Robert Loeb from Penn State University. Saturday, March 7th at 10am. This is a special hike and powerpoint presentation by Dr. Robert Loeb from Penn State University.  This presentation and hike will cover the discovery of two new plants at Radnor Lake State Natural Area, research partnership between Penn State University, Vanderbilt-Dyer Observatory, Radnor Lake State Natural Area and Friends of Radnor Lake resulting from our invasive-exotic plant removal program since 2013. Registration begins on Monday, March 2nd at


  • Harris Ridge Sunrise Hike:   Saturday, March 21st at 6am. Join Park Manager Steve Ward for a hike to one of the park’s newest ridgetops that was acquired in 2011 in a partnership between the State of Tennessee and Friends of Radnor Lake. This hike will highlight the importance of the acquisition of Harris Ridge, emerging spring wildflowers and the historical features in this area of the natural area. This hike will start at the East Parking Lot off of Franklin Road and will last about 2.5 hours. Participants are encouraged to bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Reservations are required and open Sunday, March 15th at 9:30am.  Ages 14 and up.


  • Historic Valve-House Trail Hike with Dr. Doug Heffington from MTSU. Saturday, March 21st at 10am. This hike will be co-led by Dr. Doug Heffington and Ranger Sam King highlighting our newest trail at Radnor Lake which was constructed in 2011.  This hike is considered easy and will begin at the Walter Criley Visitor Center at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.  This interpretive hike will focus on the historical significance of the valve house, caretaker residence and influence of the L & N Railroad. Sign-ups for this hike will begin on Sunday, March 15th at 9:30am.

    Volunteer Trail Day at Radnor Lake State Natural Area

    Saturday, March 28th at 8am.  Join the Radnor Lake Staff, REI Staff, Hands on Nashville, members from Americorps Team River 4 and Friends of Radnor Lake for our monthly volunteer day.  We will be working on a variety of projects ranging from mulching trails, Ganier Ridge Trail step project and/or working on invasive-exotic plant removal.  Lunch, gloves and bottled water provided by Friends of Radnor Lake. No reservations necessary.