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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

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Address: 5888 Jacks Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40515
Phone Number: 859-272-6105
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Description: Don your walking or hiking shoes and follow the trails through this...
Don your walking or hiking shoes and follow the trails through this 350-acre tract of land complete with forests, creeks, meadows, wildflowers and historic and geological landmarks.
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Short drive getaway to nature!

I have enjoyed coming here since I was a young child. The new nature center is light and airy, educational, and simply neat to check out. All of the trails are easy to moderate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have enjoyed coming here since I was a young child. The new nature center is light and airy, educational, and simply neat to check out. All of the trails are easy to moderate - nothing strenuous. It is wonderful to have some woods and meadows to escape to in only a few minutes away from the busy, noisy city.... More 

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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

quiet and peaceful, off the beaten path. If you like to walk in nature and want something not real strenuous, this is for you.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Check their schedule of events, we loved their bird watching walk. We are not bird watchers but went with our son and daughter in law and had a great time. We learned how to recognize beautiful birds that we had never seen before.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

There's multiple paths to make a hike longer or shorter. There's a great 5 mile running loop that you can do a couple times for a good workout. Lots of good obstacles while running down the trails. One section has a rocky climb that is a good challenge. It's all very clean. Maybe they'll create a trail that will allow... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Adventure and outdoor fun for the family. The kids loved it. They had displays for learning. It was great. They also had ticks so spray before you go!!

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Lexington, KY USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It was a wonderful excusion not far from the city. We enjoy hiking and it provides different trails depending on your interests and the duration of your stay. There is an interesting Nature Center with items found around Raven Run. Children will love the aquariums with their snakes and other wild creatures. If you pay attention, you will see deer... More 

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Norwich, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

When you've had enough of the manicured lawns of horse country, this makes a great getaway. As an avid trail runner, I was looking for a few hours' worth of real (not paved) trails to run, and Raven Run turned out to be even better than I'd hoped. The main loop including the spur to the Ohio River Overlook totals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Wonderful trails, good nature buildings, mostly well kept ! WEAR YOUR HIKING SHOES-- And take water.. You won't regret the trip.. All ages !

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I found this to be a very enjoyable hiking place. There are a number of trails to choose some. There are nice clean restrooms available at the start of the trails. The trails are not paved so this may not be the best choice for small children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Raven Run is an excellent place for a hike as well as a great spot for learning about nature. The trail that I would recommend is the red trail to the overlook of the Kentucky River, though it is a difficult hike.

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Address: Address: 5888 Jacks Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40515
Phone Number: 859-272-6105
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington

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