The days are getting shorter, so cooler temperatures will also be here. Fall flowers will be the focus of these hikes: fall asters, sunflowers, wing stem, ironweed, and goldenrod are just a few that should be in bloom. All hikes, unless noted, will be moderately strenuous, 3 hours in length, and will meet at the main entrance to the Preserve on Athens-Boonesboro Road. If you are using a GPS to locate the Preserve, our address is 1945 Athens-Boonesboro Road, Winchester, Ky. Please call to reserve your spot, as we try to keep our groups small to offer the best experience for everyone. (859) 744-4888
- This Sunday hike will be the first look most folks will have of the reconstructed stone walls and improved trails within the main part of the Preserve. Since it may be quite warm, this hike will not be as strenuous as others. The fall wildflowers should be at their peak. 2-3 hours in length.
Other hikes this fall may have guest tour guides, including archaeologists, forest ecologists, and photographers. Check the website: lowerhowardscreek.org for more information on activities at the Preserve. If you would like to tour the Preserve on a private guided hike, arrangements can be made to do so by calling the number listed above.