If country music is the prime attraction, then Nashville’s beauty is a delightful extra treat. Newcomers are often amazed by the picturesque landscape of winding rivers, shimmering lakes and lush greenery surrounding the city.

Whether seeking a scenic hike, a challenging bike route or a romantic picnic with your special someone, there are a variety of panoramic parks located all around town. Explore a few of our favorite parks, located only a short distance away from Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.

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The Warner Parks

Edwin Warner & Percy Warner are two adjacent parks located approximately 10 miles from the hotel. Combined, they cover over 2,000 acres of multi-use space and have become one of Nashville’s most beloved outdoor spaces. Appealing to a medley of outdoor interests, The Warner Parks is home to hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails along with athletic fields, golf courses, a nature center and more. It’s no wonder this location (Edwin Warner) has become home to the annual Iroquois Steeplechase horserace!

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Radnor Lake 

Nature lovers, look no further than this 1,300-acre state park, located eight miles from the hotel. Take your adventure to new heights with paved and non-paved hiking and biking trails of all difficulty levels. Offering stunning lake views alongside rolling landscapes, this is the perfect backdrop to bask in nature. If visiting in the summer, guided canoe trips are a great way to explore the beauty of the area.

The grounds welcome an abundance of wildlife, allowing visitors to observe a variety of species in their natural habitats. Bird watching on Radnor Lake has become a popular activity with occasional sightings of bald eagles.

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Centennial Park 

Only steps away from your hotel room, Nashville’s most well-known park is a perfect place to spend the day. Travel “abroad” and visit the Parthenon, get your heart pumping around the fitness loop or enjoy a peaceful picnic with your special someone.

While festivals and events are hosted here year-round, be sure to check out Musicians CornerShakespeare in the Park or a Big Band Dance, three amazing free events this summer.

You may come for the sound, but you will love the parks that surround Music City, too.

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