January

To make reservations for any of the programs below, please call the Welcome Center at 368-5404.

Special New Year’s Day Hike – Wednesday, January 1, 9:00 AM
Fairmont Falls 2.0 mile (Easy)
Due to extremely limited parking at the Falls, please meet in the shopping center parking lot at the corner of Bardstown Road and Thixton Lane. Groups will leave in staggered carpools to the Falls location.

Land Steward Project Days
January 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 9:00 am
Help preserve the natural ecosystem within the Natural Areas park system.  Activities may include clipping invasive plants, weeding native gardens, mulching, or brush removal.  Closed-toe shoes required.  Activities are suitable for ages 14 and up, with parental supervision required until age 18.  Location varies.  Please contact our Volunteer Office for information.

Free Guided Night Hike – Saturday, January 11, 6:30 pm
Mitchell Hill Lake Trail 1.4 miles (Moderate to Strenuous)
Explore the Mitchell Hill Lake trail under a winter moon.  Meet at the Horine section parking lot.

Trail Team Project Day at the Forest – Saturday, January 11, 9:00 am
Trail volunteers perform vital services to maintain the safety of our wonderful trail system.  Activities vary but may include using hand tools to address erosion issues, clip overhanging limbs or encroaching shrubs, or trail structure repair.  Closed-toe shoes are required.  Activities are suitable for ages 14 and up, with parental supervision required until age 18.  Meet at the Welcome Center.

Trail Team Park Project Day at Waverly Park – Saturday, January 18, 9:00 am
Trail Team and KYMBA volunteers come together to improve and maintain the combined hiking and biking trails at Waverly.  Activities vary, but may include use of hand tools to cut overhanging limbs and encroaching shrubs, trail structure repair or addressing erosion issues.  Closed-toe shoes are required.  Activities are suitable for ages 14 and up, with parental supervision required until age 18.  Meet at the playground parking lot in Waverly Park.

Free Guided Hike – Saturday, January 25, 9:00 am
Siltstone Trail: Welcome Center - Bearcamp Rd and back 6.0 miles (Strenuous)
Hike in the company of our Volunteer Naturalists.  Meet at the Welcome Center.