For those who live in Lexington, getting out of town for a hike isn’t always easy. This is especially true if you have a regular 9-to-5. And since weekend’s often fill up so quickly or the work week has worn you out too much to plan a hike, making time to explore and enjoy nature can be a challenge.
If you are a Lexingtonian, however, I have some good news for you: Getting out on a trail, even a dirt trail, is totally possible...and easy! Below I offer 5 parks that h
If you didn't know, today is the 241st birthday of Lexington, Ky. (Even though Wikipedia says the city was established in 1782, it was actually founded in 1775!) We here at The Bluegrass Outsider just wanted to take a moment to wish the city a happy birthday. Lexington, we love your trees, hills, streams, cliffs, waterfalls, and most of all...your people. We're proud to represent The Bluegrass and hope, dear friends, that you'll get outside, even though it's wet, and do somet
It really goes without saying that, in Kentucky, Red River Gorge is "the" premiere place to hike and climb. I don't care to dispute such claims because I'm a fan of "The Gorge" and would commend it to everyone. Since I live nearly two hours away from the Red, however, it's not always easy or convenient to get there. Moreover, as a waterfall enthusiast, I've not been terribly impressed by some of the seasonal trickles I've encountered there. So, RRG isn't my top place to visit
I love learning about our rich Kentucky history. One of my favorite local hikes, with a rich historic past, is Pilot Knob. This hike is located within the 742 acre Pilot Knob State Nature Preserve in Powell County. The trail is approximately 1.25 miles from the parking area to the top of the knob and is strenuous with a decent elevation gain. As time allows, I will add a more detailed section under the Explore Kentucky tab about this beautiful preserve. This knob gave Daniel
From David Letterman to Facebook fads, Top 10 lists have always had a way of capturing folks' attention. In keeping with this favored practice, I want to offer 10 reasons that you should "take a hike!" Unlike Letterman, my offerings aren't all that comedic but here they are (in a particular order but not necessarily ranked). 10. Free: Across The Bluegrass, lakes, mountains, waterfalls, and trails abound. Fortunately, nearly all of them, especially if they're part of a public