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Bernheim Arboretum & Forest, Clermont

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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a private non-profit, 16,000 acre nature preserve located just outside Louisville, Kentucky.

Over 2,000 acres are open to the public, including natural areas with hiking trails, and a beautiful 250 acre arboretum with lakes, walking paths and over 8,000 varieties of labeled plants.

Bernheim is open every day 7 a.m. until sunset, except December 25 and January 1. Admission is always free for members and free for all every weekday. Weekends and holidays have a $5 environmental impact fee per vehicle for the public.

The Visitor Center and Gift Shop are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, including weekends. Isaac’s Café is located in the award-winning green Visitor Center with refreshments. Nature classes and group hiking opportunities are available, current offerings are online at bernheim.org.

Bernheim is located in Clermont, KY, a short half hour from Louisville. From I-65, take exit 112 and follow the signs. The entrance is approximately one mile from the interstate.

Bernheim is a non-profit organization that relies on memberships, grants and donations for support.
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  • We stopped here for an hour on our way to Bardstown Kentucky and walked the main trail to see the giants. It was a beautiful way to spend a fall afternoon and the trail is not difficult. We passed... 
    We stopped here for an hour on our way to Bardstown Kentucky and walked the main trail to see the giants. It was a beautiful way to spend a fall afternoon and the trail is not difficult. We passed...  more »
  • VERY beautiful! Lots of native wildflowers and grasses, beautiful trees.. loads of walking trails. And of course, the Giants! If I lived closer, I'd go several times a week just to walk and enjoy... 
    VERY beautiful! Lots of native wildflowers and grasses, beautiful trees.. loads of walking trails. And of course, the Giants! If I lived closer, I'd go several times a week just to walk and enjoy...  more »
  • We went for the Giants! SO COOL! Hurry while you can! There are ways to walk it all if you don't mind hiking and heat...and there are ways to shorten those walks with cars if you do not. Very... 
    We went for the Giants! SO COOL! Hurry while you can! There are ways to walk it all if you don't mind hiking and heat...and there are ways to shorten those walks with cars if you do not. Very...  more »

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