National Public Lands Day Weekend Program Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, reservations for activities open at 9:30 A.M. on the Sunday before the program and will be taken until it is full.  Please call 373-3467 to sign up.

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


Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center Tours


  • Friday, September 26th at 5pm.  Join Rangers Dustin Crowell and Sam King for a hike to the aviary center for a tour and birds of prey program while it is under construction for an overview of this environmental education project currently underway at Radnor Lake.  Hike is approximately 1.5 hour. Meet at the Hall Drive/Otter Creek Road.   Reservations are required and open on Sunday, September 14th at 9:30am.



National Public Lands Day – Volunteer Trail Day at Radnor Lake State Natural Area

  • Saturday, September 27th at 8am.  Join the Radnor Lake Staff, REI Staff, Hands on Nashville, and Friends of Radnor Lake for our monthly volunteer day.  We will be working on a variety of projects ranging from mulching the Lake Trail, South Lake Trail and/or trail projects along sections of Ganier Ridge Trail.   Lunch, gloves and bottled water provided by Friends of Radnor Lake. No reservations necessary.


National Public Lands Day – Radnor Lake Environmental Research Management Hike

  • Saturday, September 27th, 2014 (2pm-4pm).  Come out to hike the trails of Radnor Lake State Natural Area led by Dr. Robert Loeb of the Pennsylvania State University to learn about the scientific research being performed at Radnor Lake to inform the management of the Natural Area. The group will be making stops along the trails to observe the research projects concerning long-term forest changes related to invasive plant species, white-tailed deer, beaver, landslides, ridges, endangered plant species and landscape history.

This hike will be divided into two parts: the first part is rated as moderate; and the second part is rated as difficult. The entire hike will take two hours. Participants in only the first part of the hike will be guided back to the starting point by Park Manager Steve Ward.  It is recommend that participants wear sturdy shoes and bring something to drink.
Reservations are required and start on Sunday, September 21st at 10am through September 25th at 4:30pm.
This hike will start at the Visitor Center off of Granny White Pike promptly at 2pm on September 27th.  Anyone wanting to make reservations may do so at the Visitor Center in person or by calling the park office at 615-373-3467.


Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is committed to principles of equal opportunity, equal access and affirmative action.  Contact EEO/AA Coordinator at 1-888-867-7455 or the ADA coordinator at 1-866-253-5827 for further information.  Hearing impaired callers may use the Tennessee Relay Service at 1-800-848-0298.