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Hiking & Canoeing Events July 28 At Jefferson Memorial Forest

Thursday July 26, 2012

Jefferson Memorial Forest is offering two ways to enjoy the great outdoors on Saturday, July 28: A Guided Hike at Moremans Hill and Family Canoe Day at Tom Wallace Lake.

Guided Hike at Moremans Hill – 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Experience an area of the forest not yet open to the public! Our experienced volunteers will guide you through an area without developed trails, discuss the Master Plan for the area and interpret nature along the way. Please call the Forest office at 502-368-5404 for directions to the meeting location.

Family Canoe Day at Tom Wallace Lake – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Get yourself geared up for a family treat and special day of fun. Families can take a canoe out on the lake, and spend time on the shore learning about the incredible creatures that live below. Forest staff will assist beginning paddlers with the basics and all equipment (canoe, paddles, and personal flotation devices) is provided. This program is suitable for beginning paddlers (ages 5 and up.)

Activities on the shore are free. Canoe rental is $10 (up to 30 minutes); includes brief instruction in paddling if requested. For more information: 502-368-5404

About Jefferson Memorial Forest
The 6,218 acre Jefferson Memorial Forest, a woodland tribute to those Kentucky veterans who have served our nation during times of war, is Jefferson County’s largest nature preserve and one of the largest municipal urban forests in the nation. The Forest is the flagship of Metro Parks’ Natural Areas Division which is entrusted with providing stewardship, nature-based educational programming, and outdoor recreation within nearly 7,000 acres of forest, meadow, and riparian habitat across Louisville Metro. Jefferson Memorial Forest offers a full range of recreational amenities, including weekend education and adventure programs, hiking trails, camping, fishing, horseback riding trails and picnic areas.
The Jefferson Memorial Forest Welcome Center is located at 11311 Mitchell Hill Road.

For More Information
www.memorialforest.com
www.facebook.com/jmfnaturalareas