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!

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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. 

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?

Feeding animals

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. You can feed the animals daily but also check their calendar for their Saturday morning feeding events. 



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. 

Blackacre scavenger hunt

Photo from Blackacre Facebook page

Storytime – Blackacre added a Storytime with Miss Primm event that has become popular! Wednesdays, May 15th through July 31st starting at 10:00 am. These event are recommended for kiddos ages toddler – 6 years old. Music, bubbles, and a great story. Bring a blanket. 

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. 

Blackacre activity

Photo from Blackacre Facebook page

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!

3200 Tucker Station Road, Louisville, Kentucky

Looking for more places to hike? Click here for a list!

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