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Bernheim Forest
2075 Clermont Rd
Clermont, KY 40110


(502) 955-8512

About Bernheim Forest

Bernheim Forest and Arboretum is 16,000+ acres of pristine, wild forest in Clermont, Kentucky. Founded by Isaac W. Bernheim in 1929, our mission is connecting people with nature and we welcome ALL guests to explore our wildness.

In the nearly 100 years since our founding, we have protected the flora and fauna of this critical watershed and have become nationally recognized equally for our conservation and visitor engagement efforts. In the next 100 years, we commit to protecting while continuing to provide a unique, inspiring outdoor experience to future generations.

Explore the Bernheim Way


A beautiful and accessible forest, with 40 miles of trails, natural playgrounds, picnic areas, lakes, gardens, art, and more! Nestled in the heart of Bourbon country, just 30 minutes south of downtown Louisville, Kentucky.

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$15 per car recommended donation
But Guess what? … Members are always FREE

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Our Must Sees

With 16,000+ acres, you’ll find a million things to see and do at Bernheim! Here are a few places to add to your list.

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Know Before You Go

At Bernheim, we believe there’s no bad weather, just bad clothing, and seasonal Kentucky weather can be unpredictable. So, here are a few tips to be sure you’re ready to take an outside chance with all that we offer!

Policies & Tips Accessibility

Host Your Event at Bernheim!

Bernheim provides a natural, immersive backdrop for whatever event you’re planning! Whether it be a meeting, private party, retreat, or a wedding, we have many spaces to choose from within the arboretum that are easy to access and close to parking.


Nearby Accommodations & Restaurants

Jim Beam Distillery

There’s plenty to do around the forest, especially when you sit right in the heart of Bourbon Country! After a hike, venture over to nearby Jim Beam American Stillhouse or up the street to Forest Edge Winery for a tasting, followed by a nice break on the outdoor patio!

Not a drinker? Explore all that is offered within these amazing partner resources.

Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourism
Louisville Tourism
Bardstown Tourism

Like many others, we were drawn here initially to see the Giants, wooden sculptures by Danish artist Thomas Dambo, but there is so much more to see!

– Jenny Anne, Indiana

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