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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

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ID 9154

Located south of Louisville and 15 minutes away from Bardstown, KY. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is 15,625 acres of land that includes a small lake, several ponds, paved mulit-use trails, garden sculptures, picnic areas, hiking trails of all lengths, a visitor center (with a cafe), a canopy tree walk, etc. There is something for everyone here! They also offer classes and educational tours, special programs, and have a loose parts play area.  The have opening hours, typically 9am-5pm and as late as 9 pm depending on the season. See their website for the most up to date operation hours


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City Clermont
State Kentucky
Latitude 37.9195100000
Longitude -85.6678500000
Trails Canopy Tree Walk
Map Zoom Level 12
Trail Area Features
Ambassador 1838
Driving Directions

from Lexington: drive west on US 60 (Versailles Rd). take the Bluegrass Parkway for 46 miles. Get off at the Springfield/Bardstown exit #25. Follow KY 245/US150 for 18 miles. The entrance will be on your left.

Area Highlights Creek / River, Lake, Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, Shelter, Viewpoint, Visitor Center, and Wildlife Viewing
Area Highlight Notes
Cell Service
Water Fountains No
Emergency Support No
Rangers Yes
Stroller Friendly No
Parking Lot
ADA Accessible No
Pet Friendly No
Zero-Landfill Park No
Nearby Convenience Store Yes
Daily Fee $5.00
Calendar Venue ID
Is there a fee? Yes
Fee Notes

Free admission to all Monday – Friday
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: $5.00 per car, minivan or motorcycle, $10.00 per van, RV

Members are always free