Feed Animals and Go Hiking at Blackacre Conservancy
Blackacre Conservancy is open for hiking and to feed animals in Louisville. Their historic homestead is free to visit!
Blackacre State Conservancy Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead offers over 280 acres of land and so much more. Enjoy this beautiful place with your family, even during social distancing and quarantine.
Many people have asked “Where can we take our kids to feed animals in Louisville?” If you have asked this question, the answer is…. Blackacre Nature Preserve. Great for families!
What can you do at Blackacre?
They have goats, horses, sheep, donkey, and cattle and whatever other animals live in their natural spaces. Before you visit, remember the animals love carrots and apples so be prepared. Daily, you can feed the animals along the fence line. This is a fantastic spot to feed animals in Louisville.
There are two main trails, Waterfall Trail and Sunrise trail. There are other smaller trails. Click here to see the trail map. If water is your thing, they have streams, ponds, small waterfalls and lots to see. Before you come, print the scavenger hunt that’s perfect to bring along for kids to pay close attention to the natural landscape they are exploring.
Be a part of the community garden – You can get your own plot in their large community garden. When so many places are closed for entertainment, this could be an opportunity for families to learn something new, spend time together outside, and see what you can grow! It’s just $15 – $35 depending on the size you want. Depending on what you prefer, they have organic and non-organic sections.
When can you go to Blackacre?
Trail, Homestead & Grounds:
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset; 7 days a week.
NOTE: During the School year, the grounds are open to the public after 3 pm. (M-F)
And, be aware, sometimes it is closed for private events. They also host special events. Click here.
Blackacre is supported by donations. Consider making a donation if you make a visit to feed animals in Louisville or go hiking!
Looking for more places to hike? Click here for a list!