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Bernheim Arboretum And Research Forest

2075 Clermont Road


Isaac Wolfe BernheimIsaac Wolfe Bernheim understood the enduring value of connecting people with nature. It was vision that led him to purchase over 12,000 acres of eroded and logged-out land in Bullitt and Nelson Counties in Kentucky in 1929. He established the I.W. Bernheim Foundation in 1929 as a means of protecting and managing this living legacy. He understood that land, if properly cared for, had the inherent capacity to recover. His gift of land would become a place where all people could find peace, understanding and common interest in nature, regardless of race, creed or economic status.


Amber Atchison

Friday, May 25, 2018
My family loves this nature reserve. Free on the weekdays and $5 per carload on weekends. They have exclusive nature sales and events. Playground is being upgraded and is wonderful for kids as is the education center. Not to mention the wonderful scenic views over lakes and ponds. If you're not scared of heights visit the fire tower and climb to the top for a spectacular view of the knobs and miles of KY.

Seth Lentz

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
We love to hike on the trails. The lake has an easy to walk gravel path around it, and the nature center has trail maps, recommendations, and information about the wildlife. The park frequently hosts events, and has lots of programs for kids. Entrance is free during the week, but even the $5/car fee on weekends is well worth it.

Karen Luse

Monday, June 4, 2018
Lovely spot to walk or bike or picnic. I love what they are doing there - researching and educating about nature. They encourage us to go beyond sustainability to regeneration. Many trees and shrubs were labeled. They had a charming visitor center with a dynamite Cafe.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
My family absolutely loves coming here and my daughter do not get enough I feeding your fish and petting the geese. Just about any day we have off work in time to go you will find us here at bernheim. It is very beautiful walk up to the lookout tower and look out for miles especially during the fall when the leaves are changing. There are playgrounds for children there are Observatory ins for adults and children alike. If you have never been go during the fall and we will come back that is guaranteed

Carla Campbell

Monday, June 4, 2018
GORGEOUS place to hike and enjoy the outdoors. There is a little bit of everything for everyone to be found here. Hang out by the lake, have a picnic by the edge of the woods, or go on an adventurous nature trail. Bonus: if you're in to geocaching, there are plenty of stops to be found! The staff in the visitors center are more than friendly and willing to help with any question. Overall this is a must-do when in the Louisville area.

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