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Radnor Aviary and Optional Hike

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM
Radnor Lake State Park

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Event Contact(s):
Bess Gormley
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Friday, April 28, 2023 at 5:00 PM
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Join the NCS Saturday morning, April 29th, for a 9 AM, 90-minute private Nashville Ski Club tour of the Barbara J Mapp Aviary, and optional pre-tour and post-tour hikes. We will learn about the seven non-releasable birds-of-prey in residence and can see them up close and personal.

The outdoor aviary is located within Radnor Lake State Park at the top of Hall Drive, off the Otter Creek Road paved footpath. The .4 mile hike up Hall Drive is also paved but steep and is accessible only by foot. From East Parking Area the aviary is a ¾ mile walk. From West Parking Area it is a 1.4-mile walk. See Radnor aviary online for a map and more information.

For those going on their own, be sure to allow ample time for parking and walking.

Options for hiking abound!

For those wishing for an invigorating group hike, meet at West Parking lot in front of bike racks at 7:00 AM. We will hike Ganier Ridge Trail for a 3.35 mile hike to the aviary. After the tour we can return to the West Parking by road, 1.4 miles, or hike the South Cove Ridge trail, 2.5 miles. These are considered moderately challenging routes and we will take it at an easy pace. If you can ski, you can do this!

There is no cost to attend. Members, please register on the ski club website. You may bring a maximum of two (2) non-members. Contact with any questions. We need a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 25 to have our private tour. Hope you can join us.