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McConnell Springs, Lexington

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
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Where to stay in Lexington

Downtown Lexington offers accommodations ranging from budget to luxury, but for easier access to the area's famous horse parks and farms, consider staying just north of the city proper. Many rustic bed and breakfasts on the edge of town offer guests a chance to stay at a farmhouse or log cabin. These properties provide not only every comfort of home, but also much more privacy than a downtown hotelĀ could offer. To avoid driving to Lexington's major urban attractions, consider a hotel near the city's convention center.
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  • A easy short walk through wooded areas to see plants, trees, creeks, and foundations of past buildings.  more »
  • We used to live near the Springs. It is a short easy hike that takes you straight to the birthplace of Lexington. I have seen turtles in the blue hole and my kid has been able to swing from a vine. Th...  more »
  • McConnell Springs is no hiking trail but more of a nice leisure place for a walk in nature. Wish it was a little bigger  more »
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  • I go there and shoot photos as often as I can. It's nearby and easy to find. If you're like me and want to shoot photos at sunset, you can park outside the gates and stay past closing hours. Many photographers do it.
  • Very remote and relaxing despite proximity to Lexington. Plenty of easy to traverse paths to see the springs but there are several side trails for a more personal view and adventure.
  • This is listed as a dog friendly hiking trail on google. I drove across town to go to a festival here, only to be greeted by a giant "NO PETS ALLOWED" sign, followed by a no dogs sign. It needs to be listed on the site if people with animals are not welcome here.
  • Beautiful spot right in the middle of the city. Nice trails, nice staff, and don't miss the huge bur oak tree.
  • Nice little hike (more like a walk) very good for small family picnic.