Barren River Lake State Park to celebrate National Trails Day June 1 with hike

   Barren River Lake State Park will celebrate National Trails Day Saturday, June 1, with a hike on one of the park’s trails.
   The park will host a guided interpretive hike on its Connell Nature Trail. Participants are encouraged to meet at the park’s Louie B. Nunn Lodge lobby at 6 p.m. Saturday.
   Hikers are encouraged to bring water, wear comfortable hiking shoes and apply bug spray.
   The Connell Nature Trail is a 1-mile loop along moderate terrain. It features include an old farm cistern, views of the beach, seasonal streams, wildflowers, ferns, deciduous trees, and a large paw paw patch.
   Barren River Lake State Park also has two more trails:
Paved and Hiking Trail– a 2.5 mile looped trail with an asphalt surface. The trail would be rated easy-moderate with a few strenous hills, gorgeous views of the park’s golf course, horses, bridges, streams, as well as a variety of wildflowers and deciduous trees.
Peter’s Creek Trail– a 1.2 mile looped trail with a soil surface. This trail is an easy-moderate rated trail, with a 200+ year old white oak, a variety of wildflowers, Southern ground cedar and pachysandra, hiking along Peter’s Creek, and a variety of old farm remnants.  
      For more information, contact Jamie Avery at or call 1-800-325-0057.
  The Kentucky State Parks have more than 250 miles of hiking trails. For more information, visit
National Trails Day was launched by the American Hiking Society in 1993 to help promote exercise, trail development and the outdoors. It has grown to more than 2,000 events around the country. 

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