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Golf fanatic?  We have plenty of greens.  Play a round of golf at one of our courses or be a spectator at the PGA’s Barbasol Championship in July.  Hike one of our trails within the county.  The Jessamine Creek Gorge is a great place to enjoy nature and escape the hustle and bustle of city life.   Relax with our parks such as High Bridge, where you’ll enjoy the lookout of this 275 ft active railroad bridge over the Kentucky River.  Look below at all of our recreational options. 

Asbury Trails

Asbury University offers trails at the Palisades Farm (also home to the Asbury Equine program).  Palisades Farm features approximately a mile of limestone cliffs along the Kentucky River.  The Farm also hosts a ravine which leads down to the river and provides access....

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Connemara Golf Course

Built in 1992, Connemara golf course is situated in the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass amidst the rolling hills of Connemara Farm which dates to 1833.  We boast 18 challenging holes, a driving range, and practice green. We offer professional lessons and the...

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Golf Club of the Bluegrass

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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.  Follow along the creek on an unmarked trail to discover the true gem… the Falls. ...

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Jim Beam Sancutary

This nature preserve is located in the Palisades region, in Jessamine and Garrard counties, near where the Kentucky River cuts down into the oldest rocks exposed in the state. A one-mile loop trail showcases cultural treasures, such as significant stretches of dry...

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Keene Trace Golf Club

The Champion Trace course at Keene Trace Golf Club was designed by world renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills (featured below) and built in 1987 by Tom Heilbron, a former president and current member. Although Arthur Hills has left his mark on many areas...

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King’s Kayak

We are a missional-minded kayak rental business in Jessamine County, Kentucky, specializing in the Kentucky/Dix Rivers and Herrington Lake.

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KY River

The Kentucky River is a tributary of the Ohio River, 260 miles (418 km) long,[1] in the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky. The river and its tributaries drain much of the central region of the state, with its upper course passing through the coal-mining regions of the...

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Lone Oak Golf Course

Lone Oak Golf Course is located in Nicholasville Kentucky. We have an 18-hole golf course and pool. Come visit and find out why many consider Lone Oak to be the Best Kept Secret in the Bluegrass. Our course is well suited for beginners, but challenging for all. We...

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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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