The Parklands

Play Hookie at The Parklands!

As Park Director, I’m declaring Friday, October 22, an un-officially approved “Hookie” Day for Louisville. Tomorrow may be one of the last, best fall days of the year and will be the perfect time to get out and explore Turkey Run Park. I expect downtown Louisville to be a vacant ghost town tomorrow afternoon when the sun comes out and the temps hit the low 80s. 

If you take advantage of this beautiful fall day, here are a couple of quick recommendations:


    • Seaton Valley Trail – beginning at the Seaton Valley Trailhead, this 2 mile round trip experience will place you right along Floyds Fork and the brilliant leaves of our silver maples and native ducks – wood and mallard.

    • Climb the Silo – it’s a great time to climb the 109 steps and take in the 360 degree view of the forests of eastern Jefferson County from the Silo Lookout in Brown-Forman Silo Center. It should be a clear day. See if you can spot the Knobs, Sky Dome, and airplanes on approach to the Louisville airport.

      • Paw Paw Trail – this is a hike and you’ll need a solid two hours to knock it out, but this 2.4 mile long trail is a great place to get on your bike (or hiking boots) and see the gorgeous valley of Turkey Run Park. Be on the lookout for stone walls and trees that both date nearly 200 years in age. More Trails

Sneak Preview Paw Paw Trail Ride with Courier-Journal’s Kirby Adams

  • Finally, get your fish on and chase some of the freshly stocked trout in the crystal clear waters of Boulder Pond. 500 rainbows were placed in this pond for your fishing enjoyment. Grab a rod and head on out to take in the day and see if you can place some dinner on the plate – just make sure you have the requisite fishing licenses!

Again, it is an un-official hookie day at The Parklands. Get outside and enjoy this beautiful park on a beautiful fall day. You’ll regret it when winter comes along if you miss this shot.

Directions to Turkey Run Park

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