Getting outside and breathing some fresh air is always important – but even more so in these unprecedented times. Being surrounded by nature is wonderful for our well-being. For residents of our Highlands apartments in Louisville, not only do they have access to a pool, dog park, and beautiful courtyards, but they’re also just a short drive away from some of Louisville’s most gorgeous outdoor scenery.
Whether it’s adventure, relaxation, exploration, or relaxation, there are so many incredible outdoor activities that are accessible to residents of Highland Station. From hiking and camping to biking and kayaking – there is something for everyone. Here’s a closer look at just some of the attractions and outdoor spaces nearby.
Louisville Mega Cavern
For those people that really want to get in touch with Planet Earth, why not explore inside of it? Residents of our apartments in the Highlands in Louisville can drive less than 5 miles and find themselves at the Louisville Mega Cavern. The 4,000,000-square-foot ‘cavern’ is actually an old limestone mine but has since been transformed into a one-of-a-kind tourist attraction.
Guests will have a blast as they explore the massive underground structure by foot, by tram, or by zipline. There is even a heart-pumping ropes course for those that want to take the adventure to the next level. Visit their website for hours, admission prices, and more details on attractions.
Jefferson Memorial Forest
If you’d prefer to be above ground, take a short drive (less than 30 minutes) down to Jefferson Memorial Forest. Without ever having to leave the city, you can find yourself fully immersed in nature. Covering 6,500 acres of land, the forest is the perfect place to explore hiking trails, camp under the stars, and learn about local flora and fauna.
Jefferson Memorial Forest boasts over 35 miles of stunning woodland trails for hiking, running, or biking, along with a campsite that can accommodate families as well as groups. Visit their website to reserve a campsite, learn more about trails, and find out about outdoor education programs.
The Parklands of Floyds Fork
Five amazing parks make up the Parklands of Floyds Fork – a nature-centric goldmine for residents of our Highlands apartments in Louisville.
- Beckley Creek Park offers nature trails, a playground and sprayground, and fishing access. Located east of Highland Station by approximately 25 minutes.
- Pope Lick Park is also less than 30 minutes away and provides guests with the peaceful and serene sights and sounds of nature. Paddle along the banks of Floyds Fork, explore the walking trails, or get your lungs pumping on the soccer fields.
- The Strand can be accessed in under 30 minutes and is another fantastic location to paddle, walk, and see wildlife. Although not a park, it’s a gorgeous stretch of land that connects the northern and southern parks.
- Turkey Run Park has over 800-acres of diverse terrain – an absolute dream for the outdoor enthusiast and nature lover. Visitors will enjoy the expansive trail system for mountain biking and hiking.
- Broad Run Park boasts 600 acres of land with breathtaking views, waterfalls, tree-lined paths, fields of wildflowers, and more. Kiddos can spend all their energy playing on the playground and sprayground.
Falls of the Ohio
Located on the banks of the Ohio River, only 10 minutes away from Highland Station is Falls of the Ohio State Park. The incredibly unique park features the largest exposed Devonian fossil bed in the world and is also part of an impressive 1,404-acre National Wildlife Conservation Area. Visitors can explore the interpretive center where you can learn about natural history, fossils, and wildlife before heading out to the many outdoor activities the park has to offer.
Hike amongst the fossil beds, relax while birdwatching, fish for dinner, or hike the Ohio River Greenway – all of these fun activities are at the Falls of the Ohio. Plan your visit and learn more about the park on their website.
If there was ever a place to connect with nature, it’s at Bernheim Arboretum. In less than 30 minutes, residents of our apartments in the Highlands will be whisked away to 16,137 acres of land with trails, fishing, public art displays, gardens, and so much more. With over 40 miles of trails, you can come back time and time again to explore something new.
The Arboretum also offers education programs and events for guests of all ages. Take a look at their website for more information as well as maps of trails.
Enjoy the outdoors minutes from our Highlands apartment
As cozy and comfortable as our apartments are, it’s important to get outside and move your body. Thankfully, there are so many close and accessible options for residents of Highland Station. Stop by and take a look at our floor plans today.