Kentucky Nature February 11, 2022
The One Walk Above The Trees In Kentucky That’s Beautiful Any Time Of Year
It’s no secret we adore Bernheim Arboretum. It’s one of the most beautiful hidden gems in the Bluegrass State, boasting some of the
best hiking trails in Kentucky. It’s beautiful year-round, too; as an arboretum and research forest, you’ll find abundant foliage and plant life in this real-life Garden of Eden. In addition to its numerous walking trails, this park in Kentucky also has a one-of-a-kind canopy tree walk, and it’s well-worth exploring any season of the year.
Opening to the public in 1950, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has long been a place where folks can immerse themselves in the beautiful natural world.
Located in Clermont, Kentucky, just south of Louisville, it's a 16,137-acre natural oasis with some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the state.
With over 40 miles of trails, Bernheim offers diverse hiking and biking opportunities for hikers of all ages, interests, and abilities. Take in the scenery as you loop through knobs and valleys, ridges and hollows, and...
A relatively new addition to Bernheim, the Canopy Tree Walk extends straight into the forest canopy, suspending visitors an astonishing 75 feet above the lush landscape below.
The panoramic views from Bernheim's Canopy Tree Walk are incredible all throughout the year, with each season having its own unique charms. The verdant green scenery of spring will sweep you off your feet.
In the summer, when the Bluegrass is abuzz with the chirping of crickets and cicadas, the umbrage of the forest canopy provides a reprieve from the heat and humidity. From this perch, the blue hills and valleys of the state seem to go on forever.
And when those first chilly mornings in September signal the coming of fall, you'll want to come out to see the spectacular seasonal sea change that occurs in the autumn months.
There's really nothing more beautiful than Kentucky painted in fall colors!
As fall gives way to winter, the quiet serenity that descends upon Kentucky is, quite simply, sublime. (And the Bluegrass dusted in a fresh covering of snow? Breathtaking!)
No matter when you visit, as you stand among the tops of the trees, gazing out at the extraordinary expanse below, you'll feel as if you have
discovered a hidden place, created just for you to appreciate the natural beauty of Kentucky.
Bernheim Arboretum has long been a place of fun and fantasy, where nature and the imagination meet. From the woodland giants and
to the dreamy views waiting at the end of this 75-foot canopy walk, there's no better place to immerse yourself in the magical, beautiful Bluegrass naturescape!
This is one canopy tree walk in Kentucky that’s immensely beautiful anytime of year — and it’s waiting for you right now! Visit the
Bernheim Arboretum website to learn more and plan your trip. Address: Bernheim Forest, Kentucky, USA