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Are you a golf fanatic? A trailblazer? We’ve got plenty of green space to practice your swing or hike a trail. Play a round at one of the beautiful courses here, or better yet, watch the best of the best vie for PGA’s Barbasol Championship in July. Trail hounds will enjoy the splendor of Jessamine Creek Gorge and the peaceful nature reserve at the Jim Beam Sanctuary. If you dare, peer over the lookout at High Bridge Park that sits 275 feet above the Kentucky River or take an old fashioned riverboat ride on the Dixie Belle and sail directly underneath. Paddle, play, or walk the pathways—get outside and explore the Bluegrass! 

Asbury Trails

The Palisades Farm on the Asbury University campus (also home to the Asbury Equine program) has two miles of trails, open to both students and the public, that wind through the Kentucky River gorge. One path follows a pioneer wagon road down to the river landing....

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BlueGrass Sportsman’s League

Located just 4.1 miles South of Wilmore at 2500 Handy’s Bend Road, the Blue Grass Sportsmen’s League is a non-profit organization dedicated to conservation and the environment, hunter education, wildlife and habitat restoration, and youth education in sportsmanship.

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Connemara Golf Course

The Connemara Golf Course was built in 1992 on the grounds of the Connemara Farm, circa 1833. Call our on-site pro shop to reserve a tee time to challenge your personal best on the 18-hole course, practice green, or driving range. Take a swing at fine-tuning your best...

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Golf Club of the Bluegrass

Grab your favorite iron and tackle our 18 hole championship golf course. With weekly specials tailored for a group, corporate outing, or tournament, we have a course to challenge players at every skill level. Squeeze in a round in less than four hours! Don't forget to...

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Jessamine Creek Gorge

Enjoy one of the Bluegrass Region’s best-kept secrets. This 155-acre nature preserve is great for hikers with a 2.5 mile trail.  The trail crosses Jessamine Creek for beautiful views. The experience level varies based on the trail.  Make sure to dress appropriately...

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Jim Beam Sanctuary

The Jim Beam Nature Preserve is a collaboration between The Nature Conservancy and the Jim Beam Company. Positioned in Jessamine and Garrard counties, its trails wind through the Kentucky River Palisades, making its proximity ideal for birders and nature lovers. This...

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Keene Trace Golf Club

Keene Trace Golf club features two renowned 18-hole courses, Champion Trace and Keene Run. The Champion Trace course at Keene Trace Golf Club is the location of the Barbasol Championship. The championship tournament bestows not only prestige to the winner but also a...

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Kentucky River

The waters of the Kentucky River carry a story of history and commerce that has quite literally shaped towns and communities throughout the Commonwealth.  The river can claim its birthright as one of the largest tributaries of the Ohio—from its main stem in...

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Lone Oak Golf Course

Lone Oak Golf Course has an 18-hole golf course and pool, open for both public play and club members, and located in a quiet neighborhood in Nicholasville. The course is well suited for beginners, but challenging for all. Greens consist of bentgrass, and the fairways...

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Thoroughbred Golf Club at High Point

What a way to spend a day on the links! Challenge yourself on this 18-hole course and driving range, and enjoy the luxury of beautifully manicured greens at Thoroughbred Golf Club. Named not only for its distinct location in gorgeous horse country but also after the...

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  • Connemara Golf Course 2327 Lexington Road, Nicholasville 859-253-1981
  • Golf Club of the Bluegrass 438 Barbaro Lane, Nicholasville 859-223-4516
  • Keene Trace Golf Club 5600 Harrodsburg Road, Nicholasville 859-224-4653
  • Lone Oak Golf Course 44 Club Lane, Nicholasville 859-887-2212
  • Thoroughbred Golf Club at High Point 1215 High Point Drive, Nicholasville 859-887-4614
Situated amidst the picturesque backdrop of the Kentucky River Palisades, Jessamine and its neighboring counties offer an accessible setting for a variety of outdoor adventures.  From scenic trails to rolling waterways, the natural beauty of central Kentucky’s finest terrain can be explored by foot, bike, or boat.  Whether an avid enthusiast or a casual patron of the great outdoors, whether in search of an easy stroll or a more demanding challenge, there is something for everyone. Please visit Jessamine County Trails.

  • Asbury Cross Country Trails
  • Centennial Park
  • Lake Mingo / Corman Park
  • Riney B. Park
  • Shillito Park
  • Veterans Park
  • Asbury Trails
  • Camp Nelson National Monument
  • Dupree NP
  • Hickman Creek Nature Center
  • Jessamine Creek Gorge Preserve
  • Jim Beam NP
  • Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
  • Sally Brown / Crutcher NP
  • Shaker Village
  • Tom Dorman SNP
Situated amidst the picturesque backdrop of the Kentucky River Palisades, Jessamine and its neighboring counties offer an accessible setting for a variety of outdoor adventures.  From scenic trails to rolling waterways, the natural beauty of central Kentucky’s finest terrain can be explored by foot, bike, or boat.  Whether an avid enthusiast or a casual patron of the great outdoors, whether in search of an easy stroll or a more demanding challenge, there is something for everyone. Please visit Jessamine County Trails.

  • Harrodsburg Road Multi-purpose Path
  • Shaker Village
  • Veterans Park
Situated amidst the picturesque backdrop of the Kentucky River Palisades, Jessamine and its neighboring counties offer an accessible setting for a variety of outdoor adventures.  From scenic trails to rolling waterways, the natural beauty of central Kentucky’s finest terrain can be explored by foot, bike, or boat.  Whether an avid enthusiast or a casual patron of the great outdoors, whether in search of an easy stroll or a more demanding challenge, there is something for everyone. Please visit Jessamine County Trails.

  • Camp Nelson Ramp
  • High Bridge Ramp
  • Hunters Ferry Rd Ramp
  • John Nickell Ramp
  • Palisades Adventures Ramp
  • Valley View Ferry Carrydown

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