RADNOR LAKE STATE NATURAL AREA
1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville, TN 37220 Directions
Canoe Floats, Programs on Snakes, Environmental Education Programs, Astronomy Night Hikes, Natural Area, Nature Hikes, Cultural/Historical Artifacts, Off-Trail Land Acquisition and Birds of Prey, Wildflower Walks & Wildlife Viewing Opportunities
'Radnor Lake State Natural Area' is a 1,368-acre park which is designated as a Natural Area of Class II. It is unique due to the variety of opportunities for nature watching, environment awareness activities, biking opportunities, and its location in an metropolitan area. The park is primarily for day use, and the 7.75-mile trail is used solely for hiking, photography, and nature observation. The park is ideal for nature lovers to see owls, herons, and waterfowl, as well as other species of amphibians, reptiles, and mammals, including mink and otters. Hundreds of species of wildflowers, mosses, mushrooms, ferns, and other plants can be seen. It offers several educational programs that are provided throughout the year by state park rangers.
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PERCY WARNER PARK
50 Vaughn Road, Nashville, TN 37221 Directions
Horse Trails, Mountain Bike, Dog Park, Cross Country Running, Scenic Roadways and Overlooks, Picnic Shelters, Golf Courses, Nature Center & Athletic Fields
Percy Warner Park is one of Tennessee's largest municipally operated parks and covers more than 3,100 acres of forest and field together, 9 miles from downtown Nashville. Warner Parks is a major historical, cultural resource listed in the National Historic Places Register. Each year, almost one million people visit the Warner Parks to use the Nature Center, picnic areas, dog parks, scenic roads, and views.
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SHELBY BOTTOMS NATURE CENTER
1900 Davidson Street, Nashville, TN 37206 Directions
Individual and Group Volunteer Opportunities, Boy Scout Programs, Outdoor Recreation, Education, Girl, Birds, Nature Center, Pedestrian Bridge, Rivers, School Field Trips, Educator Training Workshops, Bikes, Special Activities for People of All Ages & Student Internship Possibilities
'Shelby Bottoms Nature Center' is an environmental education and leisure facility operated by the parks and leisure regional board of Nashville. Tourists can learn about their natural and urban environment, the flora and fauna which call it home, the area's cultural history. It presents a broad variety of free programs for urban nature and environmental awareness, school field trips. With approximately 3 miles of Cumberland River line, this area includes bottomland pen fields, wetlands, hardwood forests, and streams, providing ideal habitat for birds, amphibians, deers, and more. The greenway provides more than 5 miles of ADA paved open hiking trail. It affords free entry.