Go Camping This August
You don’t have to go far away from home or go through the hassle of a road trip to enjoy camping. There are many amazing places to go camping in Louisville, so you can stay close to home and still get all the relaxing fun of being out in ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on August 15, 2023 in Louisville Events
Hike to a Waterfall This July
Sure, you can stream just about anything you want any time you want. You can go online and see all kinds of cool pictures and graphics and videos. But the truth is, nature is capable of outshining it all. Remind yourself how amazing the natural ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on July 26, 2023 in Louisville Events
Zipline Past the Trees This May
You expect to see all kinds of natural wonders when you visit the forest. Chirping birds, chattering squirrels, little forest creatures of all kinds, people flying down a zipline. Jefferson Memorial Forest is home to a lot of woodland friends but ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 13, 2023 in Louisville Events
See the Fall Colors of the Forest This November
The fact that Louisville changes with the seasons is one of the great things about Louisville. Days are hot and sunny in summertime, spring is a time of green growth and fresh flowers, winter is full of ice and snow and fall is an explosion of ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on November 30, 2021 in Louisville Events
Try a Fall Art Project This September
Fall is a beautiful time of year. The leaves are changing colors, the air is getting crisp, there's a special scent in the air. This September, get out and enjoy the fall weather at Jefferson Memorial Forest and then use a fun art project to ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on September 27, 2021 in Louisville Events
Learn Map Skills This March
Have you become a little too dependent on your gadgets? If you find yourself panicking when your phone dies or the GPS suddenly stops working, then you know the answer is yes. This March, learn some old-fashioned skills in Jefferson Memorial Forest ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on March 28, 2021 in Louisville Events
Go for a Walk in the Forest This February
In the forest, there are lots of places to get away from other people and still get out of the house. Head to the Jefferson Memorial Forest this February to commune with nature and enjoy the natural wonders of the world. Sometimes, it's good to ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on February 12, 2021 in Louisville Events
Hunt for Gnomes and Trolls November 7
The forest is a magical place. That’s why there are so many stories that take place in forests, everything from Shakespeare to fairy tales. This November, go explore some of the secrets of the Jefferson Memorial Forest and go hunting for ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on November 4, 2020 in Louisville Events
Go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt This August
There's always something to discover in nature, something amazing to see, something new to learn. The natural world is full of wonders. This August, try celebrating the natural world in a fun way that will challenge your powers of observation and ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on August 8, 2020 in Louisville Events
Camp at the Horine Reservation This May
Tired of being at home? If you're going a little stir crazy, no one can blame you! But there is a way to get out of the house and still stay safe. Head out into nature and go camping at the beautiful Horine Reservation. Hike, see the scenery, grill ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 11, 2020 in Louisville Events
Enjoy a Spring Day in the Memorial Forest This April
There's not much to do in town with the virus scare, but that doesn't mean you have to stay at home. Head to Jefferson Memorial Forest this April to go hiking, bird watching, biking or just to sit and enjoy nature. This huge forest is right in the ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 7, 2020 in Louisville Events
Help the Kids Become Junior Naturalists February 15
Nature is full of wonders. Today’s kids don’t know a lot about how amazing nature can be, because they’re busy with their phones and their tablets and their gaming consoles. Introduce them to the glory of the outdoors by taking ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on February 15, 2020 in Louisville Events
Spend a Day in Jefferson Memorial Forest This May
The weather in May is beautiful in Louisville, before it’s too hot and once it has finally stopped being too cold. It’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy nature, and the Jefferson Memorial Forest is the perfect place to go enjoy it....
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 19, 2019 in Louisville Events
Enjoy Springtime with the Birds at Jefferson Memorial Forest April 6
Is your life full of screens? If you spend more time on Twitter than you spend hearing actual birds out in the trees, the Springtime with the Birds Event at Jefferson Memorial Forest is made for you. Put your screens away for just a little while and ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 6, 2019 in Louisville Events
Climb an Alpine Tower at Night in the Jefferson Memorial Forest March 29
Want to boost your confidence? Test yourself against a physical challenge? Do something really cool that you can brag about on social media? Go climb the Alpine Tower during a special night climb, and find out what you're really made of, while ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on March 30, 2019 in Louisville Events
Take a Romantic Valentine's Hike in the Jefferson Memorial Forest February 14
Give the one you love all the beauty of nature with a romantic evening hike under the starry sky. Go to Jefferson Memorial Forest for Valentine’s Day and give your better half memories they will always cherish.
Isn’t it Romantic?
Posted by Joe Hayden on February 14, 2019 in Louisville Events
Take a Guided Hike Through the Jefferson Memorial Forest December 29
Eating too much kind of comes with the territory during the holiday season. So this December, burn off some calories with a guided hike through the Jefferson Memorial Forest. This is a strenuous, two-mile hike. It’s going to be invigorating, ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on December 27, 2018 in Louisville Events
Learn Archery at the Horine Reservation Center August 11
Archery has been a beloved sport for centuries. Some of the greatest heroes and heroines in story were archers. This August, go to the Horine Reservation Center where you can learn how to become an archer, too.
Become an Archer
Go to the Horine ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on August 11, 2018 in Louisville Events
Learn the Art of Orienteering in the Jefferson Memorial Forest November 24
You can go face the madness at the stores on Friday, November 24, but wouldn’t you rather run off to the woods? Practice the Art of Orienteering in the gorgeous Horine Reservation in the Jefferson Memorial Forest, and you’ll be as far ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on November 24, 2017 in Louisville Events
Climb the Alpine Tower in Jefferson Memorial Forest March 17
Sometimes, the best thing you can do for your routine is shake it up a bit. Give yourself a challenge this March, and go climb the Alpine Tower in Jefferson Memorial Forest… at night. You’ll solve problems, face your fears and learn ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on March 16, 2017 in Louisville Events