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McConnell Springs, Lexington

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  • It is not large, but it’s a fun walk and convenient to downtown. Worth exploring when you have time.  more »
  • This is a nice little trail not far from the city. There are a lot of informative signs along the couple of miles; they explain the springs along this trail system. The hike is very easy, with mostly ...  more »
  • What a lovely surprise. McConnell Springs is truly a hidden gem. A nature filled get away in the city. Take a nice, easy walk into this unique springs area to enjoy beauty & history. A must do with no...  more »
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  • Awesome park to go to for a walk. Kid's friendly too. You'll get a chance to see the spring with the water coming off the ground, called a resurgence, and then going back under the ground again downstream. It's pretty unique! Great in the summer to see many insects and beautiful butterfly. They also have an inside exhibit showing and explaining the wildlife aimed towards children.
  • Historical nature park. It can be difficult to find. The hours can be limited as well. So check website before you go. Sometimes they have events. It is not what I would call handicap friendly. It is a paved path down a hill to the artisan spring, called the Blue Hole. The rest of the paths are not paved for the most part. It is a good place to take the family or do some photography, or just to walk in the woods. Take mosquito repellent. Be alert to Poison Ivy. The have a small visitor center. This place can always use donations. So some change in your pocket can help, or buy something from the store. There is no charge to enter this small park.
  • Perfect for groups with children, including very young ones. Trails are clearly designated and easy enough for individuals with limited mobility, as well as a few optional inclines for a slightly more rigorous walk. The park features a few remains of manmade structures, but the creeks, springs, pond, and flora are the real highlights. Sign in at the Education Center when you arrive, and be aware that the parking lot gates close at 5:00pm.
  • Wonderful park! Love the nature exhibit and is a great place if kids are interesting in learning about nature and the outdoors. The Blue Hole is super cool too!
  • Wonderful place to go hang out with all of you family and friends. I often like to take my son out there and walk through the woods with him on the trails. Not only do you get a really good history on things but you get alot of exercise.

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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 hotel could offer. To avoid driving to Lexington's major urban attractions, consider a hotel near the city's convention center.
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