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McConnell Springs

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Beautiful, interesting location

We recently explored McConnell Springs with our two children. We had a very enjoyable time. The... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
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Great stroll as a couple

Walking path completely paved which accomodates everyone. Great scenes and the signage really does... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
Kenova, West Virginia
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“blue hole”(7 reviews)
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416 Rebmann Ln, Lexington, KY 40504-1163
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We recently explored McConnell Springs with our two children. We had a very enjoyable time. The kids Bingo game was helpful and that added prize at the end was a hit! The trails were well marked and kept. The staff was helpful and friendly. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

Walking path completely paved which accomodates everyone. Great scenes and the signage really does a fantastic job teaching the history of the area.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank mphstteach
Reviewed June 25, 2018

This area offers an easy walk among the trees. See the natural springs and follow from the blue pool to the boils to where the water disappears again under the rocks. There is a short paved path, or a longer unpaved loop to walk. Great...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank CLK56
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This was the first settlement which started Lexington, KY. Park has a visitors center where you can get info on the sights with in the park. First place of interest is a spring with a bluish tint. Paths are paved. Limited parking is available. Check...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank john_b_263
Reviewed June 13, 2018

I go to McConnell Springs whenever the weather is nice, it's within the city area but you feel almost like in the State Park

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kinga B
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

We visited the park in late spring. We took a small hike. There was a beautiful pond with ducks, lots of trees and even an old log cabin! There is a nature center with staff, so this park would be a great place to educate...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank jenniferktraveler
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Our first stop was to the visitors center where they had a small but nice room of exhibits. Then we headed outside to the trails. The area has paved, gravel, and dirt trails that wind through the 26 acre natural area park. Be sure to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank cheryl h
Reviewed March 4, 2018

This is a Great place to take kids and talk about the beauty of nature or to escape for some quite time!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank tmacy916
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

It is not large, but it’s a fun walk and convenient to downtown. Worth exploring when you have time.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank rone763
Reviewed October 23, 2017

This is a nice little trail not far from the city. There are a lot of informative signs along the couple of miles; they explain the springs along this trail system. The hike is very easy, with mostly level ground.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank foxsocks
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January 15, 2017|
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Response from Sassygardner | Reviewed this property |
No, this is a public nature preserve, so no swimming is allowed due to ecological impact to the springs.