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Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge

DSC03198Sunday afternoon I was searching for a quick hike to go on that would be fairly close to where I live in Danville, Ky.  I was about to call it a day when I stumbled across the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge which is located just 13 miles from Danville.  After reading about it on the website I found that it is a 500 acre nature preserve that is open to the public from dawn to dusk.  Also to my luck they allow dogs as long as they are leashed.

So my dog Oz and I set out on a cold but beautiful morning to check out the refuge and get a little exercise.  There are several trails that you can go on all with different features and for different ability levels.  The trails that I used are Bluebird Trail, Yellow or Waterfall trail, Circle Trail, and the Green Heron Trail.  This place was very well marked and at no moment did I have any doubts as to what trail I was on, every split in the trail came with at least one sign and sometimes multiple signs.  Your day starts at the Cheek Nature Center which at the time I was there was closed but this place would be wonderful for school groups as it offers many educational experiences that are aligned with Kentucky Core Content. Read the rest of this entry »

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