Adventure Paws: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

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Have you ever wished that you could enter a magical forest and find giants? Would you like your furry, four-legged friend to join you on this search?

If so, I have found the perfect place for you: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Shepherdsville, Kentucky.

Always free (donations welcomed), Bernheim Arboretum is a great location for both you and your dog to receive some exercise, while appreciating the wonderful views! As you hike, you’ll see gorgeous plant life, ponds, and even giants.

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Located nearly twenty minutes from Louisville, the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a beautiful location full of nature, wildlife, and giants. There are over 40 miles of trails to explore, as you can see on this map.

Although Jackson and I didn’t explore any areas of the forest except for the giant trails, we had a wonderful time! If you ever have the opportunity to visit this location, I would encourage you to do so. However, take some advice from me — do not wear jeans! It was all I had to wear that weekend, but I deeply regret that because it was hot. 

Remember: Your dog must remain on leash. Also, if you go during the summer months, make sure you bring a bowl for water for your pet. Jackson couldn’t get enough water after walking the trails!

 

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