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Let’s Play Ball!

It is October and many of us are looking forward to the World Series, the annual baseball championship that has been held since 1903. I suspect that very few visitors to Bernheim Forest are aware of the connection between the Bernheim family and the founding of this event. Possibly you think the connection would be […]

Winter Hibernation Is Around the Corner

Though the trees are still glowing with fall color, the signs of winter are just around the corner. In a few weeks, we will “fall back” to earlier sunsets and starry skies at Bernheim. With this change will come a change in our hours, including at the Visitor Center and Isaac’s Café. Beginning on November 1, […]

Nature’s Notebook: Salt vs. The Forest

Salt has been of immense importance throughout the history of civilization. This was certainly true in this area and the history of salt production is an essential part of the story of Bernheim Forest. The importance of salt to the early settlers lay primarily in its use in food preservation. With no source of refrigeration […]

Time for Color FEAST at Isaac’s Café: Specials, October 17-21

I  hope you were able to come out to Bernheim for ColorFest this past weekend.  Lots of family fun, food and fall festivities with something for everyone.  We were greeted each morning with beautiful weather and sent on our way each evening with a glorious harvest moon. Well, ColorFest may be over but at Isaac’s […]

Fall’s Overlooked Flower: The Blue Curl

An easily overlooked flower, Blue Curls (Trichostema dichotomum) occur in glades and other rocky, exposed areas. It is not found in very many locations here at Bernheim, so it is a nice surprise when it is found. It is easily identified by the long, arching  stamens that hang down from the top of the flower.  […]

And The Black Bear’s Name Is . . . .

BERNIE! Thanks to all who voted! With 56% of the vote, our Black Bear will now be called Bernie. We welcome Bernie to the Bernheim community and look forward to more sightings.   If you’re hiking at Bernheim, and you’re lucky enough to spot him, feel free to try and take a photo, but please […]

Explore Bernheim Minecraft Worlds at Nov 5 ECO Kids

Do your kids or grandkids enjoy playing Minecraft on their electronic devices?  If so, our ECO Kids Discovery Day on Saturday, Nov 5 is perfect for them.  Kids are encouraged to bring their devices and be the first to see and explore nine new Minecraft worlds set at Bernheim. Bernheim Artists-in-Residence, Adam Clarke, his wife, […]

Don’t Miss ColorFest This Weekend

Bernheim’s annual is finally here! Come enjoy the crisp fall beauty with affordable family fun this weekend at Bernheim. The celebration is on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Experience great food, Kentucky crafts, music and much more. People of all ages will enjoy the entertaining […]