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Bernheim Forest

Check out the state’s official arboretum, Bernheim Forest. Hear the echoes of days gone by as the 16,000 acre forest with more than 15 miles of hiking trails tells stories of central Kentucky’s native plants and animals. Bring a picnic, or try the Café in the new eco-friendly Visitor Center.


Are you looking to connect with nature? Bernheim is the place to do it. With 15,625 acres of land, there is an adventure waiting for everyone. Purchased by German immigrant Isaac W. Bernheim in 1929, the land was dedicated as a gift to the people of his new homeland. Today, over 250,000 visitors from the U.S. and abroad visit Bernheim each year.